In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been rather lax about updating my blog recently. The past couple of months have been rather busy. Last weekend I was in two orchestra concerts, so there were a number of rehearsals for that.
I’ve also been working on setting up events to promote my new book, which was released this month. It’s been exciting, but also time-consuming. I hope to get back to more regular updates soon.
However, if you’re interested to see what all the fuss is about, you can come to the Jamestown College campus at 7:30pm this evening. My Dad, Larry Woiwode, and I will be introducing and signing our new books. It should be an interesting event!
Here is a little piece Erin Klein at JC wrote for the event:
I’m not sure I will be able to properly update my blog with any reviews this week. Between the internet issues and a road-trip, my blog will be neglected, I’m sad to say.
But never fear, I will be back!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
I am taking a little vacation, so I will probably not be posting again until the new year.
Be happy, have fun, stay safe, and see you next year!
The writer Sherman Alexie is probably known for his humor and, of course, for his writing about life as an Native American Indian. He has some wonderful books and stories, both humorous and difficult.
Here is a clip of Alexie being interviewed by Stephen Colbert. It is quite humorous, and well worth watching.
Welcome to the new and improved Reel Quickies site! Okay, the layout is still the same, and I will still be doing movie and TV reviews. However, I have decided to add book reviews as well. After all, it seems that Hollywood is increasingly using books as their beginning scripts for movies, so why not look at the original source?
Not all the books I review will be ones made into movies, but some of them will be. I will try to indicate in the heading whether or not the new pieces are book or movie reviews, in case you don’t want to read one or the other.
I hope most of you will enjoy the new feature. Thanks for reading!
I had to share the second trailer for the upcoming Hobbit movie. It looks pretty wonderful!
I have heard that they are breaking The Hobbit into three movies. I’m not sure how I feel about that. What do you all think?
Filed under: Misc
The movie world lost something great on Monday, with the death of Michael Clarke Duncan.
He was a wonderful actor, and from all accounts a wonderful person when he wasn’t acting. I will always remember him as John Coffey in The Green Mile.
Rest in peace, Mr. Duncan.
Filed under: Actors
I came across an interesting article about the show Breaking Bad. I stopped watching the show a while back, because I got too disgusted with many of the characters.
This article is interesting, though, and raises a point that I hadn’t thought about. Perhaps, however, it is one of the reasons the show felt ridiculous to me. Here is the link for any of you that are interested!
I have been a bit too busy recently to watch many movies (other than watching The Dark Knight Rises twice. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it!). Instead, I will watch an episode of a TV show inbetween DIY projects, work, and other activities. I’ve rediscovered the brilliance of the show Lie to Me. It’s my second-favorite TV show.
It’s an interesting premise and a wonderful cast. It’s worth checking out!
I realized I didn’t post my usual quiz last Friday! With Independence Day falling in the middle of the week, the rest of the week seemed off somehow. I was also out camping over the weekend, so I didn’t have a chance to post anything.
However, I did find this video. I was rather mesmerized by it when I watched it. First of all, it was a real scorcher of a day when I first watched it, so I was enjoying the thought of crawling through ice. I don’t think, however, that I’d want to be in this man’s predicament!