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I'm in two minds about what to read while I'm in Egypt. My first choice is to read The Fellowship of the Ring. I started reading it back when the first movie was out, but I got bored and stopped right after the Hobbits met Strider. I can't really consider myself a fan of fantasy fiction unless I read Lord of the Rings at least, so I think it's important I give it another go. On the other hand, a friend of mine has loaned me Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy. I really don't know which to pick, so I leave it to you fine people of the blog world. Which should I take?
Okay, onto the awesome stuff from around my good friends on the blog-o-sphere!
First up, Alex J. Cavanaugh has released the book trailer for his upcoming sci-fi novel Cassastar (watch the video below). It's an awesome trailer that gives you a good flavour of adventure (I'd watched the new music video for Iron Maiden's The Final Frontier yesterday so interstellar adventure is right up my alley right now) and I'm really looking forward to reading the book. Congratulations, Alex!
Hollywod Spy has revealed a promo pic for the new Marvel adaptation of Thor, coming next year. Anothony Hopkins as Odin looks pretty cool, if a little gilded piratey. Chis Hemsworth as Thor is a damn good choice though, and I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.
This will probably be my last post until I come back from Egypt (with LOTS of pictures, you have been warned!). In my absence you'll have my pre-recorded review of Dante's Journey to enjoy on August 1st. Also, expect some awesome guest blog posts from Alex J. Cavanaugh, Caledonia Lass and Karla J.M. Brading. If anyone else wants to contribute a guest blog post for my while I'm gone, email me at JNMGibbs[at]gmail[dot]com with whatever fantasy/sci-fi related stuff you want; review, author/artist showcase/top 10/ rant, whatever you want.
Until then, you awesome people, I bid you adieu (or more appropriately, salam!)