Welcome to our new feature where we talk about random things we’ve seen around the blogosphere. It could be an interesting article, a book trailer, maybe a fun piece of news we feel you should know about, and maybe even a stylish pair of shoes or handbag we’ve seen (if Laura has her way!). Basically, it’s a bit of a mashup! Enjoy…
Happy Monday everyone, it’s Laura here. Welcome to the first edition of Monday Mashup! Here’s some interesting news and bits and pieces I’ve come across on the web this week as well as a little special birthday wish. Enjoy!
You may or may not know that it’s Carolyn’s birthday this week, so while I was doing a bit of web surfing the other day I came across this phenomenal birthday cake made by Cake Rhapsody in the US. To check it out just click here.
How cool?! I think it would be perfect for our very own Zombie Queen!
Happy Birthday Carolyn x o x
Source: Cake Rhapsody Flickr
New Book for J K Rowling
Some of the biggest news from the publishing world this week has to be that J K Rowling has announced that she is going to be releasing a new adult book THE CASUAL VACANCY. Described as ‘a “blackly comic” tale about an idyllic town ripped apart by a parish council election.’
Source: Guardian Books
Anyone else a little disappointed by this description? Where’s the magic?! Where’s the Wizards and the Quidditch? I guess there are two schools of thought on this, that this gives Rowling a chance to show she can do something very different and still be successful. But if you’ve written books that millions of people around the world, including myself, love, what’s so wrong with sticking to what you do brilliantly? What do you think? Are you excited about this one?
The Olympics Has A Motto – Could You Have Done Better?
So, the London 2012 Olympics are looming ever closer. If I’m honest, the Olympics aren’t really my thing. I like the patriotic part and hope as a country we do well, but I’m a little over the hype. But, anyway this week they have released the motto for the games “Inspire a Generation” and I find I actually really like it. I definitely like it much more than the logo! What do you think?
Source: BBC News
Would You Let The Contents Of Your Handbag Go On Display For £400?
If you’re anything like me, the content of your handbag is sacred. If I accidentally leave the car keys in mine, and my husband says I’ll just grab them, it’s guaranteed I’ll leap up shouting no I’ll get them! Shuddering at the very thought of him rummaging through it. There’s nothing special in it, mainly it’s just general junk… but it’s my junk!
Source: Daily Mail
So I was interested to come across this news article where a German artist paid women to part with the contents of their bag in the name of art. Even their mobile phones!! The very idea gives me palpitations! Not only that but I would also have to part with one of my precious handbags *shudder* Then I would also have to surrender my current book, what if my kindle was in there?! Nope, not even the lure of £400 would make me part with mine. Would you do it?
Never Ending Story Kindle Cover
I will end my first ‘Monday Mashup’ with this awesome Kindle cover I came across on Etsy. How gorgeous is this? I’ve never read the book, but I do love the film
Source: Grimcat Productions Etsy