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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wanna watch something hilarious?


Okay so I know that this isn’t even remotely related to anything booky but I’m currently a bit obsessed, just ask Nicole, with this YouTube clip of a failed TV show called Poochinski, I just have to share its goodness with everyone. But Romy you ask what is this Poochinski about exactly? Well I’m glad you asked, Poochinski (don’t you just love that name) is about a boorish cop killed in the line of duty whose soul is mystically transplanted into the body of his pet bulldog. The talking bulldog is taken in by his straight-laced partner and together they have to learn to live as wacky roommates while taking a bite out of crime *Giggles whilst falling off a chair*. Man whoever came up with this has one twisted and wacky imagination, oh pure genius this is, I can’t believe it was cancelled after only one episode. Now without further ado here is the fabulous clip, enjoy!


If you, like myself, thought to yourself gee I wish I could view the entire episode, well today is your lucky day because a wonderful person has uploaded the entire episode (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) onto YouTube for all the world to bask in Poochinski’s absolute absurdity, praise!

Now I’m going to attempt to try and add something bookish into this post as this is a book blog so I was wondering if anyone has read any books where a character has been turned into an animal, at the moment I can’t think of any I’ve read but my brain is a tad mushy right now, something may turn up in my head later but for now I’ve got nothing, so please any thoughts?

Teaser Tuesday #26


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab you current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teaser is from The Opposite of Amber by Gillian Philip. Before last week I had never even heard of this book *face palm* but thanks to those wonderful folks over at Bloomsbury I was (surprisingly) sent a copy and I’m quite chuffed that I received this because whilst I’m only about 30 pages in so far I’m already hooked primarily due to the chilling prologue at the start and Philip’s beautiful prose which just rolls of the tongue, it’s like butter.


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“The traces from her body were gone, the ones that said his name, but she had an extra skin of ice that protected her. The water’s surface was an icy coffin lid, like the one that covered Snow White, and she looked perfect like Snow White, or nearly.”

p. 2-3, The Opposite of Amber by Gillian Philip
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For those of you who haven’t heard of the book before I thought I’d give you the blurby goodness…

‘They found the fifth girl right after the snow melted . . . the place where he left her was winter water, crazed with ice-feathers and dusted with snow. The traces from her body were gone, the ones that said his name, but she had an extra skin of ice that protected her and she looked perfect, like Snow White.’

Ruby and her older sister, Jinn, are on their own, just about making ends meet. Jinn is beautiful, with glittering blonde hair, and makes it her business to look after Ruby. They are horrified by, but try to ignore, the local newspaper stories of prostitutes who are murdered, their bodies eventually discovered underwater. Then the no-good Nathan Baird turns up on the scene – again – and Jinn starts to change and no longer has time to look after Ruby. And it seems to Ruby that Jinn herself needs looking after. Her beautiful glittering hair starts to lose its shine. And then Jinn disappears.

A deeply moving, chilling, and incredibly powerful thriller that celebrates the love two sisters have for each other and mourns the events beyond their control that will conspire to drive them apart.

Well there you have it, sounds good no? Come to think of it I want to pick it up now, bye!

Yippee for Cath Crowley!


So I was going through my daily ritual this morning of reading The Age whilst drinking my delicious chamomile tea and lo and behold there was an article on the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2011 and down the bottom of the article they mentioned that Victoria’s very own Cath Crowley won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature for Graffiti Moon, congratulations Cath!

Here’s what the judges had to say about Graffiti Moon:

Graffiti Moon, by Cath Crowley, and published by Pan Macmillan, is set in contemporary suburbia, and focuses on one memorable and action-packed night in the lives of three teenage friends. It is narrated from the distinctly different perspectives of Lucy, a dreamer who has just finished year 12; Ed, a graffiti artist; and Leo, a poet.

Lucy and Ed, the two apparently oppositional central characters, share their everyday joys and anxieties as well as their innermost thoughts and dreams, while Leo's poems are woven into their narratives. Lucy is obsessed with meeting the elusive Shadow whose graffiti art is everywhere. Ed, who is grieving for a dear friend and desperate to escape his stereotypes, promises to help her find him. Their passion for art inevitably changes their first impressions of each other. In evocative prose, Crowley skillfully constructs a fast-paced story that will readily appeal to young adult readers.

Well that just makes me want to read the book even more, luckily I already own a signed copy I just have to search for it in my huge TBR pile. For those of you itching to know more about the book there are some really great reviews in the book blogosphere from …

Nomes @ Ink Crush

Now go forthwith and get reading those reviews!

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Greetings fellow blog readers, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. Now you may be wondering who is lost.in.stories? Well lost.in.stories is also known as Romy, a 23 year old graduate student from Australia who loves to read. I read (maybe devour would be a more appropriate word) largely young adult novels, with a particular love of fantasy and paranormal novels, however I am also a sucker for a good romance.
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