friday5 for October 26, 2012

1. In the mood for first breakfast? Second breakfast? Elevenses? Afternoon tea? Lunch? Dinner? Supper? Denny's will soon have you covered as they'll be offering a The Hobbit menu. How awesomesauce is that? Okay, yeah, it's Denny's. But who didn't drool as they read about all those delicious Hobbit nibblies? Those guys know their food! I think this is a fantastic marketing match. I just don't know if this will be happening anywhere in Canada... I don't even know where the nearest Denny's is! Maybe that's a good thing...

2. Browncoats assemble! Apparently this was released earlier this month, but I only just found out about it this week. Firefly: A Celebration is being touted as the Browncoat Bible. If you aren't familiar with Firefly or Serenity, seriously, what are you doing on this blog? You should be watching them right now. But maybe don't marathon the entire series and movie in one day. The husband did that when I first introduced him to the world of Whedon (though he'd actually already seen the movie in theatres with me) and I think it was too much at once. His brain short circuited trying to process all the awesome, and when it was over, he fell into a deep depression for a few days. So break it up, and enjoy, and then pick up Firefly: A Celebration because it looks amazing. 

3. ABC has picked up a new Zach Braff project, with ZB set to write, direct and executive produce. No word yet on whether or not he'll appear in front of the camera as well, but as a longtime ZB fan, this is great news. I love Garden State (with Natalie Portman, who btw, is my all-time favourite celebri-lady) and Zach, who appears to be genuinely charming and funny in person. If you don't already, you should follow him on twitter. He does a good job of making with the jokes :)

4. Halloween is upon us! I love Halloween. I love Halloween TV (like this week's PLL!), I love costumes, I love carving pumpkins, I love roasting pumpkin seeds, I LOVE candy, and it's the only time of year that I love a good scare. I'm very averse to gore/horror, but a good spooky ghost story is plenty welcome come Halloween. Ah, I just love it! And since next week's friday5 will technically be post-October-31st, I figure it deserves a mention now.

5. This week's YA book rec is The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa. Okay, yes, I may be a little biased since I work for the publisher, but I remember reading the manuscript for Julie's debut, The Iron King, back before we even acquired it, and Julie's writing blew me away. I've devoured every book in the series since. The Lost Prince is the first in a new series set within the Iron Fey world that follows Ethan Chase, younger brother to Meghan. And he's all grown up:

"My chest is ripped, but artsy. Perfect for ladies with diverse tastes!"
Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
(Summary from
I already have a copy of this book sitting in my to-be-read pile (which is sadly kinda tall right now) and I put it there without needing to know a single thing about it beyond the fact that it's Julie and she never lets me down :)

6. Bonus Item: No. Just no.