September 30, 2012

Movie Season 2012


It's that time of year again...movies are coming up! So what do I want to see?

TV Alert - Dexter Season 7



All right, Dexperts, it's finally here - season 7 starts tonight, with the first episode of the season titled 'Are You...?' 

September 29, 2012

100

Wow. Hard to believe that this is my 100th post. It may sound cliche, but it feels like just another one...


The Conclusion of the Wheel of Time



Finally, the end has come for the Wheel of Time series. After about 20 years and 14 books, the ending will be revealed (in hardcover and audiobook) in January 2013.


September 24, 2012

2012 Emmy Winners



Last night was the Emmy Awards. Here are the winners, and my reaction....

September 16, 2012

Goodbye Hockey, Hello Football



There's an NHL lockout. The above photo is a 'spoof' (though it's no laughing matter) of the logo for 'Hockey Night in Canada'. Sad, bad news for Canadian hockey watchers and lovers. Suffice to say, there's a void. But I plan to (attempt to) fill my void with....



I'll be watching Ravens, Giants and Jets games. I usually only watch NFL football games during playoffs or the SuperBowl itself, or if there's one on in a pub or something. Turns out I'll be watching more regular season games, due to no NHL and a more passive TV schedule, excluding Netflix, (I still watch my shows and all, but Dexter is the only one I'll be tuning in to watch RIGHT away...Boardwalk, Walking Dead and anything else (Big Bang and Fringe)) that has a returning season I'll watch whenever.


TV Alert - Boardwalk season 3


Tonight at 9 on HBO, Boardwalk Empire returns, with the first episode of season 3. The name of the episode is "Resolution". 

September 14, 2012

Writer's Weekly -POV & Rotation


Well, I had hoped that Writer's Weekly would become Writer's Wednesday...but life happens and sometimes I can't make the weekly Wednesday deadline. So, 'Writer's Weekly' it is.


September 12, 2012

With a little help from my readers....

On occasion I mention that I have a wishlist up on Amazon.ca. I still do, but wanted to let you know that it's been updated slightly. You may notice the same items being on it. These are things I want to get until...well, I eventually have them!

The point of this is to show you my tastes, and also if I have any readers or friends who wish to gift me something for birthday, Christmas, etc...or just because, they can buy the item off of the list through the link, pay for it, and it'll get sent to me. Hand if you live in another part of the country, or another country. I'm not expecting anything at all. Call it a shopping list for myself that I want you to see.

The list is here: http://www.amazon.ca/registry/wishlist/334OHARFDHZKQ/ref=cm_wl_search_1

It can be viewed by 'type' (book, music...) or how badly I want the items. Blu-rays are at the bottom because sad to say, I don't have a blu-ray player yet, or even a HD TV (LED is what I'm after)! But those are ones I'd get for it.

September 8, 2012

Upcoming Books I Want That Haven't Been Released Yet

If you've seen this post: http://insurrbution.blogspot.ca/2012/07/quick-look-on-fantasy-horizon.html , I mention some fantasy books coming up. Well, call this the 'sequel' post to that one. As a recap, plus a bit more....

Tyrant's Law (Dagger and Coin 3) by Daniel Abraham - This one is due out May of 2013

Memory of Light (Wheel of Time Book 14) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson - Hardcover coming Jan 2013...I get them in paperback so I'm predicting Dec. 2013 or Jan 2014 for that format to be released.

Winds of Winter (Ice and Fire Book Six) by George R.R. Martin - My guess is 2014. I don't want to rush the man, but would love him to finish his books on his own terms without worrying about the HBO adaptaion pressuring him. If he's able to see all the Dunk and Egg stories through as well, I would be very happy and let him be in peace. If Winds comes out 2014, I'm guessing the final book will be 2016-2018.

Collection of the first four Dunk and Egg novellas (prequels to the Ice and Fire series) by George R.R. Martin - Pretty sure it'll be 2014, whether or not Winds of Winter releases that year. If it does, I'm expecting Dunk and Egg to come out before it in the same year. We'll see this before Winds of Winter, is my guess.

Stormlight Book 2 by Brandon Sanderson - At this point, no title is given, nor release date for the hardcover edition, which of course launches first. (and very most cases with books in general) I am almost certain that it will come out near the end of 2013. I'll be getting this series in paperback, so I'll be getting my copy in 2014. Side note: hopefully Michael Whelan can do the cover again as he did for the first book.

I'm sure I'll get others, but these ones I know I want and will be on the lookout for them. Should be great reads.

The Targaryen Conquest



One of the things that's neat about George R.R. Martin's Ice and Fire books is the story moves forward and backwards (by a gradual reveal of the history before the books begin) at the same time. That said, consider this article a spoiler if you have not read Dance With Dragons : http://thewertzone.blogspot.ca/2012/09/the-full-story-of-targaryen-conquest-in.html It goes into the story of the Targaryens, and will be part of the World of Ice and Fire book due out in 2013.

The URL for that blog is http://thewertzone.blogspot.ca/ The poster covers the same areas I do here, plus more. It seems there's a post every 1-3 days. More 'full time' I suppose. There's some good articles there, have a look.

The Hobbit Films: All Three Parts


The Hobbit: Part 1 - December 14, 2012
The Hobbit: Part 2 - December 13. 2013
The Hobbit: Part 3 - July 18, 2014


September 3, 2012