Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Five

Even more random than usual . . .

1. Giveaway -- better late than never, but I'm finally announcing the winner of THE DARK BETWEEN blog tour contest. Congratulations to:

Heidi Davis -- a package of goodies will be coming your way very soon!

2. The Sound of Music -- I'm rather annoyed with myself for having missed NBC's live production last night. I've never seen the Broadway musical, and I've certainly never seen NBC do anything this risky or interesting. Seems like the reviews are mixed. What did you think? Did it put you in the Christmas spirit?

3. Speaking of Christmas -- my friend Shel has featured a stocking stuffer extravaganza on her blog all this week. Check it out! She has compiled roughly a bazillion ideas for filling your stockings.

4. SNOW!

It's not a blizzard, by any means, but it's enough to shut things down in these parts. The house is dark and quiet--even the cat is sleeping in--but I had to get out and have a tromp in the snow.

5. Death Comes to Pemberley -- here's the first trailer for the BBC adaptation:

I didn't really enjoy the book, but I'm certainly game for a TV adaptation. (Chatsworth! Anna Maxwell Martin! Cravats!) The tone seems terribly dark for Austen, but of course I'll watch whenever it makes its way across the pond. Will you?

Have a wonderful weekend!

[Cross-posted to Livejournal]


  1. I enjoyed the NBC presentation of The Sound of Music. Of course, it wasn't as spectacular as the movie, but it's really not fair to compare the two. How can a live, stage scene compare with an actual, panoramic mountain scene? The acting was a little "stiff," but I thought all the performers did an excellent job with the singing. And, yes, it put me in a holiday spirit. Just listening to a CD of the songs would do that!

    1. Yay! I know I'll see it at some point, but it won't have the interesting tension of watching it live.

  2. How is it that I swing so easily from dystopian to Austen? I'm in the land of Austen now and look forward to #5.

    1. Wait! What are you doing in the land of Austen? Tell me all!

  3. We DVRed The Sound of Music and are watching it in installments. With what I've seen so far, I totally agree with Dee Dee. And I thought the set itself was pretty impressive.

    Thanks for the shout out on the stocking stuffer posts. I got totally obsessed with it. To the point where I'm still jotting down items that 'missed' for a 2014 update! It was also an eye-opener about posting 5 days in a row - how do people with day jobs DO that???