I’m back!

Hello, dear readers.

I’m so terribly sorry that I disappeared on y’all for the last… how long has it been? Two months? It was two months of torture, I promise.

If I could have, I would have been posting during the last two months. But… I couldn’t. Why? I had to finish my last semester of college and spending lots of time studying came with that. I found that it was too hard to read and write my reviews like I had been and juggle everything that I needed to do for school, and since I really needed to finish school… I cut back on this.

I didn’t mean to disappear for two months though.

The good news is that I’m done. No more college for me! Well. That’s not exactly true. I will still have some continuing education to do… but that’s a couple of years from now. All I really have left to do is pass the state boards, but that’s waiting until after the holidays.

I can’t remember if I ever mentioned it before (and I’m too lazy to go look right now…) but the program that I just finished was so that I could become a registered Pharmacy Technician. All I have to do is pass the state test (the boards) and I’ll be a professional pill sorter. That sounds… not that exciting.

After my boards are over (…fingers crossed that I pass on the first attempt) I can get a job in my field. So my to-do list is currently:

  1. Study for the boards
  2. TAKE the boards
  3. Find a (hopefully) hospital Pharm Tech job.
  4. Start doing my reviews again.

should be able to get back into doing my review thing soon! Though. I am going out of town in a few days…but I’m still going to be doing this again. I’ve missed y’all!

It’s time to celebrate! The Ginger is back!

Books are great… and so are these web series.

So by now, everyone on this blog know’s that I’m a big reader. I love books. I’ve also fallen in love with some weberies. Primarily… online adaptations of beloved books. I figured that since I’m a blog devoted to books, y’all wouldn’t mind a post about book adaptations…right?

These are the series that I’ve watched so far and loved. Loved with a borderline obsession.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

This series has been around for a little while. It was the first major web adaptation of a book that I’ve seen. The first episode was published two years ago (which makes me extremely sad). Because it’s an adaptation, things have been changed slightly.

The sisters are Lizzie (with an ie instead of a y), Jane and Lydia. Kitty Bennet is an actual cat. Mary is a cousin instead of a sister. Lizzie is a grad student and decides to make a video diary for a project for school with the help of her bff Charlotte Lu. The diaries get a little away from Lizzie sometimes, but it’s very real feeling. Authentic. I loved it.

In the series, we don’t see Mr. or Mrs. Bennet, but we hear about them. We also never see Mrs. de Bourgh either. The characters we don’t see (and some that are introduced) are acted out by the main characters (usually Lizzie) through Costume Theater. When you watch the series, you’ll understand what I mean. Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with Darcy. I did. I almost fell for Bing too. Bing Lee… instead of Bingley. Lydia has a small spinoff channel and you’ll be able to find that as you get further along in the series.

Here’s episode one.

Emma Approved

Another Austen adaptation (from the same people that did The Lizzie Bennet Diaries). It’s a lot like Clueless (the movie) but it’s in my opinion, better. It starts off pretty slow… and things can be a little confusing. Some people in the fandom hated this adaptation. They hated the way it was set up. Emma is a life coach/matchmaker. She’s recording things that happen so that she can “document her excellence”. We, the viewers, aren’t supposed to know that the videos exist. They aren’t “in world”. I know that sounds all very confusing. I promise it’s a really great show. It just ended. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll make more episodes, but that might not happen. Just… keep an open mind and give it a try.

Here’s the first episode.

Frankenstein M.D.

This is also by the same people that did Emma and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. They also have teamed up with PBS to bring Frankenstein to life. It’s the first adaptation that they’ve done that isn’t Austen. This series has just started, so there aren’t very many episodes yet, but from what I’ve watched so far, I’m hooked. The cast is hilarious so far and I’ve already formed attachments to Victoria Frankenstein (instead of Victor) and Izzy.

Here’s episode one… just to get you started.

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre

I also loved this one. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me want to throw things. Kind of like what a good book does for me. If you loved the Jane Eyre book (or the movies) you’ll love this one. It was produced by a group of actors in Canada who loved the book. They did everything themselves and without pay. Knowing that makes it even more wonderful for me. Be prepared for lots of tea drinking and lots of weird socks.

Here’s episode one.

The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Okay, I love books… right? I also love Disney. Tinkerbell has always been my favorite Disney character. I have a Tinkerbell key on my keyring and numerous Tink figurines in my room. I’m almost twenty five. I’m a Tinkerbell fan and PROUD. When I found out that there was an adaptation about Peter Pan I was very excited. This series is hilarious and weird and the first season just ended. They also just finished crowdsourcing to fund season two. I don’t know when that will start, but I’m hoping soon. I’m starting to go through withdrawals.

Check it out here:

There are a few more web adaptations that I haven’t watched yet, but y’all might be interested in.

A Tell Tale Vlog — Edgar Allen Poe adaptation

The Dashwood Diaries — Based on Sense and Sensibility (not by the same people that did The Lizzie Bennet Diaries)

Enjoy!

And don’t be mad at me if you have a new addiction. Sorry!

New covers and a new sexy book. THANKS CARLY!

Dear readers,

Remember when I said I hoped that Decklan from Dare to Surrender (by the lovely Carly Phillips)would get his own story? WELL, DREAMS DO COME TRUE! Coming to you (and me) in September, we get to have Decklan’s story. I’m so excited about this. The other cool thing that is happening besides Decklan’s story? WE’RE GETTING SEXY NEW COVERS! Below I have the synopsis of Deck’s story Dare to Submit along with all the new covers.

I probably should tell the publisher and Carly that they need to sell these books with tissues… because these covers are so drool worthy.

I can’t wait to read Dare to Submit, and I’m sure after reading the blurb below… you won’t be able to wait either.

ALSO! One last thing before I leave you to drool over the covers and pout that Dare to Submit isn’t out yet. Because everyone is so excited about the book… it’s going to be listed at $2.99 for all pre-orders on iTunes/iBook. After the book is published, the price will increase, SO GO GET IT NOW! All of the books in Carly’s Dare to Love series can be read as a standalone, but it’s my opinion that you should read all of them in the order that they were published, so that you can fully get to know the characters and fall in love the way I have.

Dare To Submit

Dare to Submit Synopsis: Release: Sept 8

Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?

Here’s a pre-order link for iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dare-to-submit/id904586718?mt=11&uo=4&at=11lv89

Dare To Love

DARE TO LOVE

When it comes to family, Ian Dare gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. Until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him dealing his half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget. 

Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men – until charismatic Ian Dare turns a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and she discovers she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)

AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00GQE9CXA

B & N: http://bit.ly/1s3YA5Z

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1kmMC6B

Dare To Desire

DARE TO DESIRE

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all — an all-star football career and his choice of willing women — until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. 

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love? 

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00HETXSZY

B&N: http://bit.ly/1s4VPAe

iTunes: http://bit.ly/Qakc1j

Carly Phillips

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

Links:

Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS