All posts tagged: News

Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

Originally posted on Reflections of a Book Addict:
When I was first asked to join the blog tour for Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron, I was super excited. It’s been a while since I’ve read the other books in the Jane Austen Mysteries series, but I remember loving the idea of Jane Austen as a sleuth. It’s obvious that Jane was observant in real life, as her observations and commentary on the societal events of the day were both astute and very progressive. Therefore it’s not exactly a stretch to think that she would be observant enough to solve mysteries. From the great success that Barron has had so far, it’s clear that many other people agree with me and have loved to see Jane in this new and exciting role. This time we follow Jane as she embarks on an exciting treasure hunt that has very dangerous and real implications. (Below the book blurb and author bio are giveaway instructions so you can win your own copy!) Book Blurb: November, 1815. The…

The official launch of @DoitfortheProcess!

On the heel of yesterday’s blog post, I am so excited to share this exciting news with you today! I am thrilled announce the launch of the new Do It For The Process Instagram account!  HOORAY!!!!! The #DoItForTheProcess hashtag has taken on a life of it’s own and has become a great place for artists and makers to showcase their work, and now, we’re taking it to a whole new level! ? In this new Instagram account, I’ll be featuring many of the artist I admire each, talking about their process, their inspiration, sharing stunning photos of their work, and generally bragging on them.    It’s going to be amazing!   This is day 4 of this account’s life, so we are going to be growing and nurturing it together and I would LOVE your support!  Please feel free to share this good news in whatever way you wish.  TY! ? When I began this blog YEARS and years ago, my goal was to share the work of people that I admire.  I LOVE supporting…

Film Review – In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Director – Ron Howard (Rush) Cast – Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Tom Holland, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Riley Plot – The “true” story of the real Moby Dick that sees the whaling boat the Essex as captained by George Pollard (Walker) and his more experienced first mate Owen Chase (Hemsworth) take on a great white whale that will test the crew of the Essex’s very will to survive. “We were headed for the edge of sanity… like we were aberrations, phantoms” Review by Eddie on 4/12/2015 Let’s deal with the elephant in the room or in this particular case the great white whale in the boat, old ginger top Ron Howard’s impressive looking new high seas adventure is not one of the year’s best (or awards player as many thought) but it’s an often mightily enjoyable time out at the cinema thanks to its visual spectacle. Delayed from an early year release at years…

Film Review – Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – Beasts of No Nation (2015) Director – Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) Cast – Abrahma Attah, Idris Elba Plot – In the midst of a fiery civil war in an African nation, young boy Agu (Attah) finds himself under the command of a violent, yet charismatic commandant (Elba) who leads his band of men and boys on a path of destruction through the heart of the war torn country. “I just want to be happy in this life” Review by Eddie on 21/10/2015 While his early films Sin Nombre and in particular Jane Eyre marked him as a talent to keep a keen eye on, it was last year’s first season of True Detective that catapulted young director Cary Joji Fukunaga to not only be one of the brightest young filmmakers in the industry, but a unique storyteller with more than enough artistic vision to boot. Riding the tidal wave of the HBO backed show’s success, viewers have been eagerly awaiting Fukunaga’s next move, a move which…

Around the Web

Originally posted on Millennial:
Check out these recent articles from around the web: Go To Church, Justin Bieber by Anna Nussbaum Keating: “However, we don’t simply go because it is what we have always done, though there is something very primal and ancient about this gesture. We go to church to pay obeisance to the God that created us. That is, to acknowledge the order of the cosmos, and the reality that we are dependent upon that order. And we don’t go alone. We go as part of a community, or body. As Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (Matt. 18:20). After all, the Holy Spirit didn’t descend upon one apostle, it descended upon all of them. When we go to church to worship, then, we situate ourselves within a cosmology, or theoretical framework, that helps us understand what it means to live life as a follower of Jesus.” The Big University by David Brooks: “Universities are more professional and glittering than ever, but in…

For The Peeple, Hated By The Peeple

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
Last week, the Internet was up in arms (but when is it not) about a new app called Peeple, which lets you rate and review other people. It’s been called “Yelp for Humans”, which is how it’s being marketed around the web, hence the outrage among social media users who haven’t done any further research. https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/649566110153510912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw I’m definitely not defending this app, but I wanted to figure out why the founders of it wanted to make it in the first place. These two best friends, one in Canada, one in the U.S., were dedicated to “changing the way people can learn about each other online.” Their solution was Peeple, an app that “allows you to rate and comment about the people you interact with in your daily lives on the following three categories: personal, professional, and dating.” Ok, seems easy enough. But, why sign up to do it? What is the goal to be accomplished here? According to these ladies, their mission is to “find the good in you”, and “enhance your…

Film Review – The Martian (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title: The Martian (2015) Director: Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down) Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sean Bean Plot: After a mission on Mars goes awry, botanist and astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) must find a way to survive on the seemingly uninhabitable red planet. “Hi, I’m Mark Watney and I’m still alive… obviously” Review by Eddie on 02/10/2015 Well this is refreshing. After years of average (Exodus, Prometheus) to downright terrible (Counselor) films, long serving and renowned director Ridley Scott has with this feel-good blockbuster of the year created his most proficient and memorable movie experience since he thrilled the world in the early 2000s with his Russell Crowe star-making vehicle Gladiator. Yes sir ladies and gentleman, The Martian shows us all that the grey haired director has a few tricks up his sleeve yet. The Martian is in many ways Scott’s most readily accesible film. It’s a long film (perhaps slightly too much so) and many…

Happy Fry-Day!

Originally posted on simonemckenna.com:
With one blog post I am going to make your Friday go from Fri-Day to Fry-Yay! You heard it here first Perth-ites… Lord of the Fries is bringing it’s delicious fries with a side of burgers to the people of Perth! That’s right! After months of requests, the Lords will be opening the doors to their first West Coast store in late 2015. Although I can’t tell you the exact date or location just yet, I can tell you that it will be in the Perth CBD and by following simonemckenna.com you will be the first to hear all about the new store and  grand opening! If you’re not familiar with the Lords, the idea was born from late night snack excursions in 2004, where founders Mark and Mandy met while living in Taiwan. Their love of fries (and each other) drew them closer, while their conscience led them to look for alternate solutions to the chemical and beef tallow laden options on the market. They were seeking perfection in the form of golden and crunchy fries that used…