Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

For those of you eagerly anticipating the release of Christopher Paolini's latest book, Brisingr:

Do not pay $27.00 (USD) by purchasing it through the main Alagaesia site. I just recently pre-ordered the book through Amazon.com, and guess how much I paid for it? $15.13 . For the hardcover. And another wonderful thing about Amazon.com - if they lower the price of the pre-order item after you've already ordered it and before the item is released, they'll charge you the lowered price. Not to mention the fact that I'm on Amazon Prime, so I get free two-day shipping. :D


Also, in case you didn't notice, there have been a few updates to the template of 'Asking the Answer.' I have added a few more blogs to my BlogRoll, firstly. 'Resolved2Worship' is the blog of a mother of 6 (four boys and two girls) who I have come to greatly admire and appreciate - I have no idea how I found her blog (it's been in my bookmarks for a while) but I am certainly glad I did. I encourage you especially to read her post "Real Life Monday" from a few weeks ago; in the second part (after the photos) she talks about forgiveness and letting go of hurt; it seriously brought me to tears (perhaps because of some things going on in my life at the moment). Anyway, the other addition is the Myspace blog of the band 'Tenth Avenue North' (they also have a "journal" page on their main site that varies a little bit from the Myspace blog). Even if you don't care for their music, I highly recommend their blog - they have a lot of really insightful, encouraging, and challenging posts (especially from the lead singer, Mike D.), plus a few quirky ones thrown in the mix. Perhaps at some point I'll post a few "guest" articles from them, but please peruse the blog yourself if you have time.


I've also added a Shoutbox. ;-) Now you can leave notes about things not relating to the posts and such (or whatever you feel like writing there).


Oh, and by the way, I watched a particular 5 hour movie with my cousin and sister a few weeks ago. *ahem* I think I can agree with the masses now and say that the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice is indeed better than the newest rendition of that story (starring Kiera Knightley). Although there are a few elements and characters (i.e. Jane in particular) that I liked better in the later version. ;)

7 comments:

Mada said...

Finally! I've been waiting for that book for over two years - I'll put it on my birthday gift list.

NotMyOwn said...

Only about two weeks to go until it's out! Its release date is the 20th of September, I think...

Mada said...

Can't wait!

olde.fashioned said...

I encourage you especially to read her post "Real Life Monday" from a few weeks ago

At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I looked, but couldn't find that post. I'm afraid I'm not at all familiar with the format of Xanga.

I watched a particular 5 hour movie with my cousin and sister a few weeks ago. *ahem*

Aha!! I'm glad you liked it! It is my favourite version as well, but I prefer Rosamund Pike's Jane as well, which is interesting that you should feel the same way. ;-) I also like the new Mr. Collins a little bit better, too. It's too bad one can't "mix and match" their favourite elements to combine into the perfect P&P, eh? lol!

NotMyOwn said...

Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for visiting!

At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I looked, but couldn't find that post. I'm afraid I'm not at all familiar with the format of Xanga.

Ah, sorry - That post was a while ago, so it isn't on the front page of her blog anymore. I think this is it. You'll have to scroll down through all the pictures until you get past the photo of one of her little girls captioned "So happy baby". That's when she starts talking about forgiveness (I'll warn you that it's a long post :P). :)



It's too bad one can't "mix and match" their favourite elements to combine into the perfect P&P, eh? lol!

I know, I know...That's how I felt about it. ;P Switch Jane and Mr. Collins (and maybe a few other elements - perhaps Mary?), and it'd be just about perfect.

olde.fashioned said...

Me again. ;-)

Thanks so much for the link! I can see it now, thank you. :-) I read a lot of it and it's very thought provoking!

Switch Jane and Mr. Collins (and maybe a few other elements - perhaps Mary?), and it'd be just about perfect.

Yes! Exactly -- and here I thought I was the only person who really liked the '05 Mary. ;-) And I want her apron...lol...

NotMyOwn said...


Thanks so much for the link! I can see it now, thank you. :-) I read a lot of it and it's very thought provoking!


Oh, good. :) Isn't it, though? I really enjoy her blog.



Yes! Exactly -- and here I thought I was the only person who really liked the '05 Mary. ;-) And I want her apron...lol...


Haha! ;)