Saturday, April 30, 2011
This and That
This may be a bit premature, but...
Once I finally land my first book deal, will I be morally obligated to include the fine people at Starbucks in my acknowledgments section? I'd hate to think what my word count might look like if Starbucks, the masters of tasty caffeinated beverages, never invaded our planet. Too. Frightening. To. Ponder.
How many of you saw The Voice this week?
It's a new TV show where people sing their hearts out, trying to get the show's coaches to sit up and take notice. The coaches are looking to "discover and develop" new voices. Oh-my-gosh-doesn't-this-totally-remind-you-of-the-agent-quest-bloggy-friends? I've heard industry professionals compare American Idol to the query process. The Voice fits the analogy as well.
Listen to this part: If more than one of the coaches (Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Christina Aguilera) select a singer, the singer suddenly has the power. Then the coaches must compete. Think multiple offers, people. Yowza.
One of the things that make it extra fun to watch? Each coach can't see a performer until he or she is ready to offer a spot on his or her team--or when the song ends, and it's too late to make an offer. This prevents coaches from judging singers by anything but their voices. Pretty cool. In summary: I'm hooked, I'm intrigued, and I'll stay tuned to see if the rest of the season measures up to the sample chapter. Tee-hee.
Those of you with Kindles will soon be able to check out library books with your e-readers.
This was in PW on April 20th.
I have a Nook, but I still haven't used it to borrow a library e-book. I love my Nook, though. I'm currently reading WICKED LOVELY on it.
What random things would you like to share, bloggy friends o' mine?