Free Books, Movies, Oh my!

After wandering around the blogsphere while stuffing my face with leftover pumpkin pie (who doesn't love the holidays and time off?), I'm stumbled across some very fun things I want to pass along.

Books become Movies:
One of my favorite British series has to be the Confessions of Georgia Nicholson by Louise Rennison. Girl is a Riot. If you haven't experienced the hilarity of Georgia yet: imagine if Bridget Jones had started her diary when she was still a teenage walking disaster. Love the books and thanks to the GreenBeanTeenQueen I just spotted the trailer for the movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging which will air on Nickelodeon on January 1st. I've got my fingers crossed that it'll be good - I might be more than a little excited to watch this one.

PBS Masterpiece just gets better every year. I adored the Jane Austen remakes last year - which totally changed my opinion of Northanger Abbey, thank-you-very-much. For their 2009 season they are premiering such favorites as Emma and Return to Cranford. But if you haven't yet seen the first part of Cranford (which aired last year starring the luscious Judi Dench), they are rebroadcasting it on Sunday or you can watch each episode online for a few more weeks.

Free Reads:
Lisa McMann is offering her readers a chance to download a free copy of Wake. You have until 12/31/09 to download it and 30 days to read, so hop over to her blog for all the details.
Maureen Johnson - Queen of Cheer - (also author extraordinaire) is giving everyone a free ebook of Suite Scarlett. You can only download this marvy book until 1/15/09, so hurry over.
Happy New Years Everybody!!


Anonymous said...

I didn't know Nick was going to play Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging! Thanks for letting me know, I'm watching it right now. Though I'm going to catch the entire movie when it comes on that second Nick channel that replays all of the things that Nick plays.

I never would've known about this so thanks for mentioning it!!!

Debora King said...

Hi Michelle!
I'm a Travis friend from Brazil and I'm always reading your blog.
Thanx for the tips about the e-books.
I'll try Maureen Johnson for the first time as soon as I finish the book I'm reading (Under the Dome, by Stephen King).
I hope you and your family are doing well!
kisses from brazil =D

Michelle said...

Kelsey - ohh I'm jealous!! I've got mine DVRed, so hopefully I'll get to watch it soon too.

Debby - WOW! I'm so glad you found me (Trav says hi by the way). I really love Maureen Johnson, she's really funny and Suite Scarlett is highly recommended.