Around the Sphere May 2013

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So much has been going on this month, I almost forgot to put this together.

First, you’ve all heard about Sync and their free YA audiobooks throughout the summer? Even I, who live in a tiny village of ~200 with intermittent internet, no cable or dish tv, no cell phone service, have heard about this program. In fact, I downloaded several great books from them last year and I really look forward to participating again this year. Each YA book is coupled with a classic, making that 2 audiobooks available for free download for 1 week, and there will be 12 weeks of this. So, here is the link to their SCHEDULE if you want to check it out.

Here is this acapella video of Peter Hollens doing the Misty Mountains song from The Hobbit. I had never heard of Peter Hollens before this, but he is definitely on my Pandora now.

Next Guy Hasson is doing something very fun with fairy tales over at his blog. Want to be written into one? Well, you can hunt for easter eggs in his online fairy tales for a chance to live on in immortality as part of a Hasson Fairy Tale. Now that would be something to brag about over morning tea and cookies.

BuzzyMag interviewed R. A. Salvatore recently. Yes, the man who created the dark elf character Drizzt, one of my favorite dark heroes of all time. Him and his kitty.

World Weaver Press posted an insightful article titled Female Warriors in Fantasy this past week. It was written by Django Wexler, who is now on my radar. Yes, Django, I have my eye on you and your forthcoming book. Very interesting read; hop over there if you get a chance.

Finally, here was an article on 10 science fiction movies that you probably haven’t seen, but should probably watch. I myself have only watched 2 movies on this list, THX1138 and Scanner Darkly. Check it out and see if you agree with them.

5 thoughts on “Around the Sphere May 2013”

  1. I enjoyed the list of 10 science fiction movies you probably haven’t seen. Like you, I’ve only seen two. In my case, THX-1138 and Dark Star. At New Mexico Tech, my sometimes-nickname was “Talby.” If you see Dark Star, you’ll understand! I definitely need to see some of the others on the list!

    1. I’ll have to check out Dark Star sometime. It’s been years since I saw THX-1138, so it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to rewatch that one sometime too.

    1. You are so right. I checked out that video with Lindsey Stirling and that was great. I also watched Hollens acappella version too which showed me how many tracks he had to lie down to get that Skyrim sound.

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