Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas and Zombies

Well the Christmas season is upon us and I have found just what I am looking for in a gift (hint, hint)! Check out these little joyous creatures that I saw on the HBO website!

How freaking cool are these guys?!! Well, except for that White Walker..that is weird and scary. Just like the real White Walkers! Speaking of zombies..well, zombie-like creatures anyway..I have a confession to make! I have taken a hiatus from A Dance With Dragons to read World War Z, which is about a zombie apocalypse. The good news is that I am flying through it and will be back to ADWD in no time at all. Maybe. I seriously don't know what the hell is wrong with me and why I can't get through this book. I am an admittedly slow reader, but I couldn't put down the first four ASOIAF. But I just can't seem to do it. It's not like it's not good. It's no A Storm of Swords or anything, but all my favorite characters are back and I should be tearing though it. But it's just kind of at a lull and nothing really seems to be happening. My beloved Tyrion is on the run and Dany is being reaaaaal boring in Meereen. Seriously, that girl has dragons and she is not really doing much of anything! I am sure it will get better. Well, maybe. I have spoiled myself on some of it and it seems like other reviewers agree with me. I still want to read it all though. I think I just need a break!

So back to World War Z. O.M.G.! What a fun read! I actually chose to read this book for a couple reasons. Yes, I know it's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt, but that's not the reason. Although I will be seeing it (of course). I actually got a belated birthday present from my coworkers. They gave me a $25.00 gift card from Barnes and Noble and I was super happy! Now, I usually do all my reading on my Kindle (where ADWD currently awaits me). But with this card, I figured I might go crazy and buy an actual book book. One with pages and stuff! I usually only read fantasy/sci fi books. I am just drawn to that genre and am usually disappointed when I stray away. So I was looking for a good distraction, but not a whole series. So I did some researching and voila!

I am very happy with this book so far. It reads like a documentary of a zombie war. It's very exciting and feels very current. Since the world is going to end in less in a month..duh!! LOL Just kidding, I totally don't believe that at all. And anyway, I wouldn't want to be one of the survivors of an apocalypse. It's too much trouble and I am not very tough. I would want to go out with the masses at the beginning! So I would totally be one of the zombies in this case. But zombies really don't seem hard to kill. Kind of like orcs in Lord of the Rings. Seriously, even I could kill an orc judging from what I've seen!

I think this one went to my high school

Well, that's all I have for tonight folks. I have to run to King Soopers for some food for the next couple of days. I am in a week-before-I-get-paid apocalypse and it's not pretty. Hopefully an Orc/Zombie/White Walker won't get me in the parking lot! Until next time!


Monday, November 19, 2012

The Hobbit and Other Movies

So yes, I have taken a bit of a break. I STILL haven't finished A Dance With Dragons and I feel so ashamed. But I figure I have been distracted by other interests of mine. And that's okay! I still love ASOIAF, but I think I am putting ADWD down for awhile until I really, really want to read it (and I know I will). I don't want my profiles to become somewhat of a chore and I plan to finish them as soon as I feel more inspired. But for now, Beddee is interested in a variety of books, movies, tv shows and activities.

Let's start with movies! I am pretty much obsessed with the new Hobbit movie coming out. I absolutely cannot wait for it. Let me give you a bit of background. I was obsessed with the Lord of the Rings movies when they came out. Like REALLY obsessed. I think I saw the second one 5 times at the theater alone. It was ridiculous. I even bought myself a replica of The One Ring! If I had written a blog then, Legolas would have been heavily featured.

What a dreamy elf!
So I am regressing back to this mindset when seeing previews and reading articles about The Hobbit. I rewatched the entire LOTR triology over the past two weekends to get myself hyped. And boy am I hyped! I took the day after the premiere off so I can go see it at midnight. I can't wait!
OMG, I saw Breaking Dawn Part 2 over the weekend. Please don't judge me! I fully acknowledge that Twilight is crappy. But I still read all the books and I have seen every movie. I had to finish it up! I fully enjoyed the movie for what it was and am sad that poor Taylor Lautner will probably never act again now. He is such a bad actor! But I still love Jacob. Especially in this form:

A direwolf he is not!
Aww Twilight I will miss you. Not really. I read the entire series at one of my past jobs where I didn't have to do crap all day. I tried re-reading New Moon at one point and it wasn't happening. They are like book junk food. And stop right there if you think I would ever read that 50 Shades tripe. Never!!
Let's see, I am planning on seeing Lincoln tomorrow night and I loved Wreck-It Ralph. What a super cute movie!
I'm gonna wreck it!
I see a lot of movies and just now saw that Life of Pi will be out this week as well. Sigh, I am going to be spending a lot of time in the theater. I will write a review of all of these movies!!
But that's all I have for tonight. Sorry it's a bit short and not a real entry-entry. I am regrouping on this whole blog thing. But thanks for reading! I see I have gotten a lot of hits lately and I am so appreciative. And I am totally not abandoning Game of Thrones as it is still my favorite TV show and book series. I just need a little bit of a break. And I am trying to talk Saucer into watching the LOTR movies because she has NEVER seen them! What?!!! I am just beside myself. I am sort of getting into fanfiction too. Maybe I will be writing some here in the near future (or have I already..) ; )


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Random Stuff

Beddee has been TERRIBLE about updating this week. I have a couple of profiles stirring around in my mind (next one, JOFFREY)! But there are a couple of other things I want to write about too. This blog is mainly a celebration of my love for the ASOIAF series, but I also want to write about other things that have held my interest lately.

These are (in no particular order):

Dexter: (OMG this season has been amazing)!

The Upcoming Hobbit Movie: (OMG I can't wait)!

LOTR Triology: (I am re-watching all the movies and want to give everyone my thoughts).

Various Fantasy Book Series: (Now that I have almost finished ASOIAF, I need help deciding which to read next)!

                 Is this series worth pursuing?
And I always like to discuss celebrity gossip and other such nonsense! Of course, ASOIAF is the main squeeze, but I am veering off to discuss these other topics as well. If you would be so kind, please leave me feedback of what you would like me to write about. In the weeks ahead, I hope to hit all of these topics. I hope you like it!