Friday, June 17, 2011


things i am obsessed with this week:

Pottermore - the website that is so far only a countdown to the next "big thing" from JK Rowling and the world of Harry Potter. if it's not a book, what's bigger than a theme park? could it be the long-awaited encyclopedia of Potter - delivered in an online format instead of ink and paper? the suspense is killing me !!!

The 2nd official Trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2:

Donald Sutherland as President Snow, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch... and really,the entire cast of the Hunger Games. i know there was much controversy over the picks (isn't there always?), but as far as i'm concerned, these casting directors nailed it.
click here for a slideshow of the cast - and please, do try to see past their hair color! ;)

finally, i'm obsessed with wondering - what will be the next big book? ...the one that has us lined up for a midnight release party or creating live countdowns on our blogs. is it already out there, sitting quietly on a shelf, waiting for word of mouth to spread like wildfire (a la HP), or is it about to burst onto the scene with all the marketing fanfare a publisher can possibly afford?
what is it? when is it coming? and can i get an ARC??


Ellen said...

I think the next "big" one will be something completely unpredictable. Like after HP, none of the other wizard books exploded. It was vampires (sigh). And after Twilight, none of the other vamp series were quite as huge. And no one expected dystopian until Hunger Games went huge, so...
Who knows?! *gets out a crystal ball*?

erinjade said...

totally! i agree it will be something that hasn't blown up yet, but i imagine it will still be a series. i feel like it has to be epic in scope with several books to get momentum. maybe something in the horror genre? that would be delicious!