- The Battle for Rondo, Emily Rodda
- Fire, Kristen Cashore (woohoo! Seeing it up close finally, the cover is stunning. Even better than Graceling's.)
- The Keeper's Daughter, Gill Arbuthnott
- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
- Dreaming of the East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient, Barbara Hodgson
I don't know why I picked up more books from the library as my reading time until mid-November is earmarked by Peril the First, the Smugglers' guest dare and review copies, but I just can't help myself!
I'll leave you now with a bit of nostalgia from my childhood. I was 12 when 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' by the Backstreet Boys came out and it was a huge hit here, especially with me. I LOVED it. It was the first CD I ever bought. I still love the film clip, and by the magic of YouTube, I bring it to you now! It's a mishmash of horror references heavily influenced by/ripping off 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson. Especially the dance routine at the end. Several of the moves are straight out of the 'Thriller' clip, actually. My love at the time, Nick, is a mummy, and a rather lame one I have to say looking at him now. Brian is a werewolf, Howie is Dracula, AJ is the Phantom and Kevin is a Jekyll/Hyde man. May I just say HELLOOO Kevin. I never realised it but he is one hawt mofo, and what the hell was I thinking crushing on Nick? Kevin's about the only B-Boy not making a total ass of himself in this clip. I mean, Brian, really. Are the flips and running up walls in a fur coat really necessary?