Sunday, August 17, 2008

Things To Know: August 17, 2008

Things to Know

Hey Hey everyone! This is my next installment of Things to Know. Today, I have a lot of contests that I’d like to link too…as well as to some other fun information you may or may not know about already!

•Want a shot at winning J.Scott Savage’s new book Farworld: Water Keep? Just head on over to Trish’s Reading Nook to enter.

•J. Kaye’s Book Blog is giving you all a shot to win one of Ben Tanzer’s books. Two people will win. Go here and enter away!

•Breeni Books is giving away a book of short stories called Burning in the Heat.
Enter here!

•To win a gift certificate to, enter over at Robyn’s Online World

•A copy of Driving Sideways by Jess Riley is being given away at Bookroomreviews this month

•Bookish Ruth is giving away a book as well called Aberrations!

Author News

Debut author Kimberly Pauley is gearing up for her online release party. To learn more, as well as which authors are joining for the fun, check out her site!

Music News

Pop/Rock band The Sophomore Attempt covered Miley Cyrus’ song “See You Again” which you can hear on their Myspace.

Movie News

Alice in Wonderland is being made into a 3-D film by direction Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). I’ve heard Johnny Depp is to be playing The Mad Hatter, but I’m not sure if it’s been confirmed yet or not. Anyone else know? I’m really excited about this regardless!

Shooting Stars News

Chelsea (The Page Flipper) and I are working on a project. Get in touch if you are an Author, Musician, other person of that nature and wish to learn more! We’d love any and all help. We posted about this in an actual post below this one (I believe…) but we’ll say it again: save your money and keep checking our blogs in the coming weeks!

The Huge Giveaway ends THIS Friday. So if you have bought I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone, send in a receipt or picture of the book to me here: for a shot at winning 130 bucks in gift cards. Pretty sweet, huh? And go to Stephanie’s myspace to enter her contest as well (same rules, same deadline).

Click here to find out more!

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We are working on a Be Awesome Contest. If you want to help, get in touch! Details are here!

Song of the Day (August 17)

3 Doors Down-“It’s Not My Time”

I love this song and the video is very powerful. I definitely recommend watching it. Another reason I love this video, however, is because it was filmed not that far from where I live. Cool, huh?


YA Book Realm said...

Ohh I'm heading out over to check out the cover The Sophomores made for Miley Cyrus's song.

I love the new song by 3 Doors Down. And I love the concept of the video as well. Did you ever hear Kryptonite by them? It's one of my favorite songs by 3DD.

Robyn in MO said...

Thanks for blogging about my giveaway, you've earned 2 extra entries for doing so. Good luck to you and your blog readers!


Trish said...

Alice in 3D? The Disney movie freaks me out enough? :) Actually--love Burton so this is exciting news! Thanks for mentioning the my giveaway.

Alexia said...

The Alice in Wonderland thing, that sounds uber awesome. I hope you post any more news you get on that.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

ya book realm: Awesome! What did you think? I enjoyed it. I always love listening to covers. :)

Definitely!! I love the song Kryptonite. One of my favorites as well. That album is really great overall.

robyn: thanks so much, and aw yay for extra entries!

Trish: No problem at all! Tim Burtons' films (the ones i've seen) are really different. I'm quite excited...but true, it'll probably be a lot more freakier. :)

alexia: I agree, it does! and I'll definitely try and post about any new information i find! keep checking back.


Lenore said...

Johnny as the mad hatter? Seems like a good fit!

cuileann said...

Ooh, I don't know if that's true about Johnny Depp, but it would be awesome if it were. I did see the Alice; she looks great (for what that's worth).

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Lenore: I agree, it would be. Hopefully we'll hear more soon.

Cuileann: That's great to hear about Alice! I haven't seen who is playing her yet...but I do hope it's true about Johnny, definitely. :)


shesarejector said...

nice avenue q icon! if johnny depp gets cast as the mad hatter, i may just explode with happiness. just maybe.

sheistoofondofbooks said...

My sister is a HUGE Alice fan! I'm jumping over to e-mail her the news of the upcoming Tim Burton film; thanks for the tip!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

shesarejector: thanks, I would love to see the play...but the songs i know are hilarious!
oh me too. i'm a major johnny fan. :)

sheistoofondofbooks: No problem! I hope your sister is stoked...and I'll try and post any further info I come across.