Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Five: Reading, Writing, and Book Trailers on Hulu

  1. This has not been a good reading week. First I read a book that was thoroughly depressing (not YA), and now I'm reading a too-gory and very confusing book for literature class. I have just a couple of days to finish it and I really, really don't want to. But, um. Have to.
  2. I'm currently in the fourth season of LOST and the second season of Psych. They're both fantastic shows and Psych has surpassed Castle as my favorite crime show, because THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS. (Also this season of Castle is actually not so great thus far, sadly.)
  3. I'M WORKING ON A NEW NOVEL. I haven't actually done much work yet - mostly just the first playlist, character names, and a rough idea of what's going on. This means that the spy book is on hold for now and for who knows how long. I'm super excited about the new novel (which is actually an old idea) but I have a lot to do before I even get to start writing it. Character bios are difficult.
  4. Hulu is playing trailers for books. The Fallen Angels series, by J.R. Ward. Has anyone heard of this series? Why are they playing trailers for it? I've never seen a book trailer on tv (or Hulu) before, except one James Patterson novel. So just wondering what that's about.
  5. I finally got Sara Bareilles' new CD, Kaleidoscope Heart, and it's every bit as amazing as I was hoping it would be. Incredible.


  1. YES Kaleidoscope Heart is unfreakingbelievable. Have you heard the string version of King of Anything? It's so amazing.

    Meg Cabot has done book trailers and I've heard of writers doing them from Kristin Nelon's blog. If it works, I guess that's great. I'm not really a fan- the Patterson one looked cheesy (plus I was turned off when I heard of how he publishes so many books a year...)

  2. Well I mean, I've seen PLENTY of book trailers, but none that were actually on television or hulu or anything like that. They're mostly on bookish sites online.

    AND I must find the string version of King of Anything... that song is so amazing.

  3. I found a version on tumblr. I'll send it to you if you want- it's awesomeness must be spread.

  4. That would be AWESOME, thank you. :)