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Kyra Leigh, Queen Bee

Hey Guys,

It’s Wednesday again!

I figured since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I would recommend some great romance *novels and movies.
These are flicks and books that maybe aren’t on all the “Best Romances of All Time” Lists. But they are different.
Try something new. {Or old, since some of these are oldies}

Books

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff.

I didn’t see the movie. So I have no idea if it did the book justice or not.  I will say this is a strange, but really great book. There’s some romance, as well as some other funky interesting stuff.
It’s an older book, and still a great read.

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison.

This series is a CLASSIC. I read them when I was  young, and then re-read them when I was a little older.
Funny. As. Heck.
It’s exactly how a romance for a 13-year-old should be. {Awkward, silly, funny, and light}

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Beautiful written, great romance, with sad but real undertones. I loved this book. It’s a few years old {and I heard it was going to be made into a movie?} but still one of my favorites.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Need I say more? Romance at it’s classiest.

Movies.

The Proposal
Funny, awkward, and SEXY. Can we just say Ryan Reynolds?!

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This movie is different, to say the least.  It’s amazing. Sad, but also great.

The Princess Bride {book and movie}
Total classic. If you haven’t seen {or read} this, I highly recommend it.

Django Unchained
Despite all the violence, this IS a romance. And one of my favorites! If you’ve not seen this movie, you’re missing out.

Silver Linings Playbook
Romance at it’s weirdest. And I  got a little misty eyed.

Enjoy!

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Krya Leigh, Queen Bee

Tomorrow is Halloween, as everyone knows.
But Friday? That’s where the real scary stuff begins.
A whole novel in one month.
Is everyone prepared for NaNoWriMo?
I have been writing so much, that I haven’t had a chance to brainstorm much. But hopefully, tomorrow, I’ll be done with this draft and have time to ponder a new piece.
Before we all start typing all our little fingers off, I say you all take tomorrow evening, to relax. (AFTER you all get your contest piece done, of course.)
Eat some junk food. Drink something sweet. and bundle up to a cute boy {or girl} and rent a scary flick.
You don’t know of any good flicks? Well, I’ve got some great recommendations!
~A Tale of Two Sisters.
This is one of my favorite horror movies. It’s got a great story-line, as well as a twist at the end that will not only shock you, it’ll probably make you cry. {Also, it’s pretty scary!}|
~Saw.
When this movie came out, it was one of a kind. Now there are a lot of copy cat movies like it, but none are done as well. Great mind-games as well as slightly gory {if you’re into that sorta thing.} It’s a fun one to watch, but there aren’t any ghosts. So don’t expect to see any horrifying faces.
~The Conjuring.
This movie came out this year. I think you can get it from redbox. It has some “poppy-outty” scenes that will give you a scream or two, as well as decent acting. It’s a fun one to watch. I’ll probably re-watch it tonight. 🙂
~Psycho
Psycho is a classic. Scares me every time I watch it, even though I know what’s going to happen. If you haven’t seen it, watch it this year! It’ll scare the heck outta you, and if it doesn’t, you’ll at least get to watch an enjoyable old film.
~Night of the Living Dead.
Also an old film. The first time I watched this movie, I had to turn it off. This is the best (and original) zombie flick. The ending will piss you off, but that’s okay. Because the rest of the movie will give you the chills.
Happy watching.

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Three Thing Thursday

okay, so like Carol said yesterday, this has been an experiment. And we have made mistakes. Currently, the man who puts up the posts while I wrangle children is out of town. We were going to try to get up the entries even with him far far away and with my limited skills, but alas, the posts aren’t ready. They will be by the afternoon we hope. Suri. Suri.

The good news is these entries are scary and awesome and bloody and I can’t wait for everyone to get to read them. We will extend the voting deadline and promise that next week, the final week, we will (we hope) finally get everything right.

and now for the three things to think about while you wait for us boring people.

1.Did you see Hunger Games? I did. And I have been fascinated with the discussions it has generated. FASCINATED. Like this, and this, and this and this. What do you think of all the opinions, reviews, controversy? Did you like the movie? Were you disappointed? Were you satisfied? There’s so much to talk about.

2. Speaking of books to movies, the Hunger Games has sparked a discussion about Hollywood wanting more and more YA books. Here’s a list of books already slated to come out. What novel have you read recently that you would like to see in the theater? Do you like movie adaptations? Why or why not?

3. And on an entirely unrelated topic but totally related, have you signed up for WIFYR yet? You guys, it’s going to be awesome. WIFYR is how I found my agent. It’s how many many people found their agents and editors. It is a great deal for the price–if you do a quick search of other conferences (comparing length, set up, format, etc.) you’ll see that you are getting the most bang for you buck at WIFYR. I could say more but I somebody is pulling my pants down in an effort to get me to get them some milk. But please, sign up. It’s going to fun and hard and awesome and well worth it. There’s still spots in my BOOTCAMP class (and I’m going to put you to work right away, my friends, right away). So spread the word.

I think that’s all. the entries will be up. Don’t despair and thank you thank you for your patience.

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