So, if you’re reading this, I’m probably asleep right now. That’s because I went to the midnight showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As someone who once appeared on local television as a result of my LOTR obsession, it would be blasphemy for me to go to anything other than a midnight showing. But anyway, we have important things to talk about. Sure, we’ve got lots of great links for you today.
But first. This. No seriously, WATCH THE VIDEO. I’ll wait. Are you back?
Book Related Things
The end of the year approaching brings all sorts of best of lists. Here is Book Page and The Atlantic Wire’s YA picks. Also, The Atlantic Wire picks their favorite covers (seriously, Crewel?) and Scholastic forecasts which YA trends they think we’ll be seeing in 2013.
This Forbes article should be required reading for anyone with an e-reader and a library card.
This quiz helps you determine which Wakefield twin you are (uhhhhh Liz).
Remember that time you found an unpublished Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale while digging through some old boxes? Oh wait, that was someone else.
Movie Related Things
The Golden Globe nominations are out, in case you’re into that sort of thing.
In the world of new movie trailers, we have Man of Steel and Pacific Rim. I guess they’re still trying to make a decent Superman movies. Good luck with that. I’ll stick with the mecha/alien Godzilla movie, thanks.
For you Pitch Perfect lovers out there, check out this deleted scene.
Vulture has a Les Miserables advent calendar. Which...is actually an amazing idea. More themed advent calendars, please and thanks!
This will probably be the last week in some time that I will have The Hobbit links for you all! Oh wait, there are two more movies in the next two years. So maybe not. Anyway, keep track of dwarves with this handy flowchart, check out the Green Dragon pub and here is Ian McKellen being wonderful on twitter. Also, here’s a little history on the changes J.R.R. Tolkien made to later editions of The Hobbit.
TV Related Things
Oh this is cute. PBS thinks we all waited for them to watch Downton Abbey season 3. On the topic of things us Americans won’t wait for, here is the trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. And YES, that is Ian McKellen you hear!
All in one place for your convenient viewing - the 10 best Saturday Night Live sketches of 2012.
And in news for tv show currently in development, we have the CW is making a Hunger Games inspired reality show. But worse, MUCH WORSE, Lifetime is making a modern Pride and Prejudice adaptation. Produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt. WHAT THE FUUU?!
And last but not least, texts from American Girl dolls!
Anything interesting to share? Let us know in the comments!