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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rambling... plus a Giveaway

Look at this you guys:



In case you don't know, Doug Jones played the thing the with the hands in Pan's Labyrinth, which I dubbed the scariest thing in the scariest movie. Some other terrifying thing he's played includes: the scary zombie at the end of Quarantine, the ice cream man with the arms in Legion, and Billy Butcher in Hocus Pocus. (Okay, Billy Butcher isn't scary but he is neat.) He's also played Abe in Hellboy. So anyway, Doug Jones is awesome. And that's my favorite tweet ever.

Rick Springfield is playing at the Mayo Civic Center next week, and I'm debating on whether or not we should go see him. I love Rick Springfield. But... well. I guess it's not much of a debate. I don't really have a "con" for not seeing him. I mean, it's flippin Rick Springfield, right? I have an actual album (as in vinyl) of Working Class Dog. That album came out 3 years before I was born.

Also in fun news - James Franco was nominated for an Oscar. What fun for James Franco! He's like the most fascinating person in the whole world. I literally have no clue what he's going to do next. Ever. And I love that.

Today, I did a phone interview with USA Today. They said it should be out sometime next week. I mostly talk about publishing and ebooks, but it's fun. So if you're into things that I say, you might enjoying checking that out.

And I forgot to post this the other day. I'm having a giveaway at Goodreads for a signed copy of Ascend. To enter, click on the link on do what Goodreads says.



Goodreads Book Giveaway





Ascend (Paperback) by Amanda Hocking



Ascend


by Amanda Hocking



Giveaway ends January 30, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.




Enter to win


18 comments:

  1. I love Val Kilmer too, but what the heck HAPPENED to the man? Bad reaction to steroids? He had an awesome cameo on Entourage as a marijuana-den guy, hilarious but also indicative of the Sad State of Val.

    PS - The only con on Rick Springfield would be if he got ugly, too.

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  2. Rick Springfield is awesome!

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  3. Wow Amanda! USA Today? That is awesome! Do you know when it will be released? I look forward to reading it.

    I LOVED Quarantine! Best Zombie movie ever! Totally realistic in my opinion, and that zombie at the end was really freaky.

    I just watched 127 Hours and James Franco pretty much rocks at everything he touches.

    Angeline Kace

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  4. Good to see a SE MN author doing so well. Congrats on the USA today interview! Hope to see it soon.

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  5. i love james franco because he was not too cool to guest star on general hospital, he rocks

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  6. Congrats on making USA Today! Will look forward to reading your interview. :)

    Definitely love Rick! Been a big fan since the 80s. lol Greatest Hits album is SO shower worthy!!!! I mean to sing along to!

    Loved Billy in Hocus Pocus, ice cream man creeped me out in Legion and I wasnt really impressed with Quarantine to be honest. No offense to the actors at all!

    Best wishes!!!

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  7. Amanda,

    Had to LOL when I saw Springfield was playing Mayo. Because one of only two concerts I went to as a teen (30-odd years ago) in my pre-college years was a Rick Springfield concert with Corey Hart as the opening act.

    Funny thing is, Hart had a short set and only one hit (SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT) and he ROCKED the Austin Riverside Arena and totally one-upped Springfield in front of Springfield's own crowd.

    This was in spite of Rick making sure Hart had a crappy mic and only one-third of the stage area Rick enjoyed... Hart climbed up on some tall speakers during one song! Crowd went wild.

    There was even a "Springfield sucks" chant after Hart left the stage... though it didn't last long... Ahh, memories...

    Anyway... just FYI... the OTHER Austin Riverside Arena concert I went to as a teen was THE STATLER BROTHERS... (my folks LOVED country.)

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  8. So I found this site today while trying to find new stuff to read and when I was on it Ascend was #1 and Torn was #2. Pretty amazing stuff.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/books/28/ref=pd_zg_rss_nr_b_28_c

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  9. One of James Franco's best moments imo was on 30 Rock when he plays himself. He instigates a phony celebrity relationship with Jenna so that the paparazzi won't realize his actual relationship with Kamika, a Japanese pillow doll.

    Absolutely hysterical episode and he goes all the way with it.

    An E-Publisher's Manifesto

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  10. I saw Rick Springfield in concert in Iowa in the early 80s. I would have been 11 or 12. That and New Edition (mid 80s) are the only two concerts I've ever been to.

    Awesome on the USA Today interview!

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  11. Congrats on the USA Today interview!! You deserve it!

    As for Rick Springfield...he played last year at our Junior League of Dallas Casino Night and was HORRIBLE!!! I looovvveeee him and was uber excited that we got him to play the event, but was so sad afterwards. Hopefully he's better this year!

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  12. @gniz I love that episode of "30 Rock." If it turned Franco was really dating a pillow, I wouldn't be surprised.

    And Rick Springfrield is awesome! Did anybody see him playing himself on "Californication?" That was a good time.

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  13. lol on your tweet! :) I have spoken with Diana Gabaldon and Chris Bohjalian (and of course, you, you were my first author tweet! ;) ) and it is very surreal, isn't it?? lol AND Hocus Pocus is one of my all time favorite movies and I love Billy, that is my favorite part!! I am usually so up on actors and trivia but I didn't know that actor. I will have to go follow him..... :)

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  14. I will be looking through USA Today for your interview. This is awesome!! I am very glad I got a Nook for Christmas because I was able to find you. So far I have only read The Trylle Trilogy but I am in the process of reading all. BTW....ignore all those comments about Ascend. I thought it ended great. I was hoping for Finn but I think she ended up with who was right for her.

    I just entered the giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed!! :oD

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  15. Amanda, I love all your books! You actually inspired me to write my own, it's called slaying angels, I would love your opinion on it and advice. If you wanted to...you can email me at boobears_mommy@yahoo.com. Thanks Amanda:)

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  16. I remember that on twitter haha, you were so happy!!!! And he's so good at scary!!! especially the ice cream man in legion, *shivers* I won't look at another ice cream man the same way. I would be staring, waiting for a long face and spidery limbs!

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  17. I also saw Rick Springfield with Corey Hart when I was fourteen. It was my first concert ever. I had so much fun!

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