Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Three Quick Things, or Links Links Links!

One.  Brandon Sanderson and Tor are hosting a giveaway contest for his next book, the highly anticipated The Way of Kings, on GoodReads.  There are 40 ARCs up for grabs.  You can read all about it from Sanderson here, or go straight to the entry form here.  Tor also announced the book tour for this one, which you can find here.  If any of these cities were close, I'd definitely go.  I'm very excited about this book.  Oh, and in case you didn't know, Tor has up the prelude, prologue, and first three chapters of The Way of Kings on their website (here).  It's worth the read.  (You'll need to join Tor.com, but that's free, and it entitles you to the awesome stuff generally found there.)

Two.  It's no secret that I'm a Harry Potter fan.  Watching the previews to the final movie gave me chill bumps the first time.  It's so much darker than the previous ones.  I can't wait until November.  The 3-D thing kind of saddens me, but I suppose I'll watch this one in 3-D.  You can watch the video below, if you've not seen the preview yet.  I kind of want to re-read The Deathly Hallows before then.  Hopefully I'll find the time.

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&from=sp&vid=f2822d1e-af61-45f5-b674-f3f697170e3d" target="_new" title="'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Trailer">Video: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Trailer</a>

Three.  My all-time favorite singer-songwriter, acoustic mellow, bluegrassy folk artist has released his eleventh studio album, 4th of July.  I'm talking about Joe Purdy.  I've mentioned him plenty here on the blog.  Anyway, like all his other albums, the new one is up on his website, available now for purchase or free streaming.  Definitely check it out.  The guy never disappoints.  I've got all of his albums, and I'll be getting this one as soon as I get home from work today.


Crystal said...

Woot, Woot!! Sanderson is coming to Seattle in September!! I will definitely be there.

I entered the contest for WoK on Goodreads. I haven't won anything from Goodreads in a while, so maybe my luck will change.

Angie said...

Oh, I so want one of those Way of Kings ARCs. The Harry Potter trailer looks wonderful!

logankstewart said...

@Crystal: Lucky you. He came to KY (3hrs away, where Pat came to) last year, but I couldn't make it at the time. Good luck on the GR thing.

@Angie: Me, too. I'd love to have one. And aye, HP looks wonderful indeed.

Jay Belt said...

I was at the KY signing a while back, it was mostly a WoT Q&A and he told a story about how he got landed as the WoT writer. Wish he was coming to JoBeth again tho... :(

The Potter trailer looks awesome! I sure hope they follow the book better than the last film.

logankstewart said...

@Jay: Perhaps with the next WoT book he'll come back to Lexington? Hopefully.