Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday's Brew

It's Friday.  Whoop Whoop!  I have a few things for my Friday Brew including Katniss Everdeen, an Epic Giveaway and Fred is back too.  Wahoo! #TGIF

Bring on the Fire

To kick start everything, did you know Catching Fire is out on DVD today?  Well it's marketed practically everywhere including that rock we writers sometimes live under.  If you're a loser like me and didn't get a chance to see this in the movie theaters, now's the time to watch in the lap of luxury in your own living room.  Wahoo!  That's my kind of movie-watching.  

On a side note, I can't begin to express how much I loved this series.  When reading Catching Fire, I still can remember how chilling it was for Katniss when President Snow visited her in her own home.  It's such a killer series.  I'm glad the movies are up to par, but seriously folks, if you ever need an escape, Suzanne Collins will take you there with The Hunger Games.

Epic 2000 Followers Giveaway!

Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog is nearing 2000 GFC followers and to celebrate, he's hosting a giveaway! 
He's only a few short of reaching his goal so let's help him, minions!  See the details here.  First place prize includes one copy of the any book in the Cassa sci-fi series, $10 iTunes card, and one book donated to the library (middle school, high school, public) of your choice.  Grand prize – Signed copy of all three books, $10 iTunes card, t-shirt of your choice from Neat-O-Rama, designed by Retro Jeremy Hawkins, and three books donated to the library of your choice.   Those are some wicked prizes, huh?

Fred Snoozing

I mentioned before how Fred is getting older and naps rather frequently.  This is a shot of him in his new bed, where he spends about half of his day sleeping away.  There was a time when I would never be able to sneak up and capture a shot like this.  Those days are over.  He doesn't even move.

Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Mina B.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fred looks comfortable. Why move? Takes too much effort.
Thanks for mentioning the Epic Giveaway! Almost there...

Heather Holden said...

I'm probably the only person out there who hasn't read or watched The Hunger Games...heh.

And aw, Fred is so cute! :)

Elise Fallson said...

Aww, Fred. I bet he was chasing bad guys and kicking a** in his dreams... (:

Shah Wharton said...

Get that DVD - the movie is awesome!

Poor Fred. We have a very young and boisterous (and demanding) German Shepherd, yet we dread the time he gets too old to drive us crazy.

mshatch said...

I loved The Hunger Games books, too, and while I haven't seen the second movie they did a great job with the first.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I loved The Hunger Games before it became a phenomenon. (I read an ARC of it through Amazon Vine.)

And last fall, my mother (in her 70's) watched the movie when it was offered for free on DISH, and then promptly asked for the entire set of books for Christmas. So that was pretty cool!

Carla said...

Great to see Fred again! Darcy is also at the stage where she sleeps alot. I don't know where the years have gone.
I have not had a chance to read the Hunger Games books yet. There was always a hold list at the library so I kept putting it off. And then the movie came out and there was a longer wait list. Oh well. I think I will check on it today!
Have a great weekend!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I devoured the Hunger Games series, loved it. My old dog doesn't hear a thing funny sometimes...