Saturday, March 3, 2012

In the US: Tomorrow When the War Began

Just a quick little FYI post...

The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden are my favourite book series of all time. Enough said. The series start with 'Tomorrow When the War Began', written in 1993. And, as many of you know, the movie came out in Australia in 2011 (both in cinemas, and the dvd release).

It had limited theatrical release in the UK (not sure what other countries?).

AND FINALLY it is available in the US with both a US dvd release and through Netflix. You can rent or buy from amazon.

Guys, I LOVED the movie (me, chatting it up afterwards). I know I am completely biased because I already loved the characters and the story so much that just the trailer nearly moved me to tears (haha). If you've read the books, I really think you'd love the movie. It was very nostalgia-inducing for me. Just generally awesome, and delightfully Australian.

I am getting in the mood for a re-watch just thinking about it now...

Are you a fan?
Planning to watch it?
If you do watch it, I would LOVE to know what you think of it :)

Tomorrow When the War Began @ IMBD

Here's the trailer, just in case :)

If you haven't read the books, any time is a good time ;)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Books of the Month: February

I read a grand total of four books this month, one YA and three lazy adult chick lit novels (which is my go to genre for when I am feeling blah about books. Feel good, rainy day, comfort reads :))

Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar Thanks to Netgalley. 
Most anticipated. Gorgeously written (as you would expect). Also, atmospheric and unnerving. Full review to come.

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
 (gulp) my least fave Kinsella so far :/ Slightly less charming Kinsella goodness, I still liked it, though.

Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe? by Hazel Ozmond
Fun, swoony times. This hit the spot. Recommended for fans of UK chick lit/romantic suspense? I am clueless on genre casting. Thanks to Chachic for this rec. Full review to come.

Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins Thanks to Netgalley 
I wasn't sure how far I would keep going with Higgins (she can be hit and miss for me). This one was definitely a hit and I am back to anticipating her next book :) Review to come.

Audio Books

I finally finished The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. My gosh, that is one long gothic tale. Gorgeously (over)written, haha. The ending was as haunting as you would want a gothic tale to be. Truly tragic. I am torn about saying I loved this one - because I did love it, but I had to endure through some lengthy passages to get to the point, if you know what I mean.

Unbearable Lightness by Portia DeRossi
Talk about intense. This is read by the author, beautifully so. It's harrowing and desperate and fascinating and honest. I am so glad I got around to making time for this. Not recommended for those who are suffering or recovering from an eating disorder. So open and honest, it may trigger. Otherwise, definitely recommended :)

For those who are pondering my lame reading efforts (haha) I am currently reading a small army of books (j/ks. Kind of). Not sure why I started this infuriating habit of starting a book and then setting it aside for another, ad infintum until I have a small pile on my bedside table with book marks poking out, waiting for me to get back to them. I am hoping to knock a few over and get some reviews out soon :)

Other things of February.

I don't normally watch much TV (at all, really) but I bought my husband season one of Battlestar Gallactica for our anniversary in January and somehow we managed to watch the entire 4 seasons in the space of a month O.o Thanks to the ultimate fangirl for the rec. Feeling a bit dazed after coming up for air. Have to find a new addiction now ;)

For those who were wondering how I went with my attempt at getting into urban fantasy with the Kate Daniels series. Fail. It's just not my thing :)

x Nomes

(Should I feel sheepish about my low count? I didn't want to skip out on my new meme just as I started, but it feels a little like I don't have much to share with you guys :))