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Monday, April 29, 2013

MTV Interviews Robert Sheehan AKA SIMON on the TMI Movie Set

This really needs no introduction, but MTV has treated fans to their fabulous on set interview with our favorite nerdy vampire, SIMON LEWIS!!!! Okay, I know it's not really Simon, it's Robert Sheehan, but Robbie will forever be Simon to me. LOL

Check it out! *collective sigh*

Mundane Monday #182: City of Heavenly Fire Spoiler ART

HAPPY MUNDANE MONDAY! How about we start today off with a SIZZYling little teaser Cassie recently shared from City of Heavenly Fire. The artwork itself is SPOILERY, so don't look any further if you don't want to be spoiled.






City of Heavenly Fire spoilery art
Some CoHF spoilery art for you! With Clockwork Princess now out for a month, I’ve decided it’s time to start mixing up answers about Clockwork Princess and cut scenes with a few teasers for the last book in that other series. This teaser isn’t words, it’s art by Cassanda Jean. I won’t make any promises about what it means but I think, like the previous piece, and the other previous piece, you’ll like it. ;) It IS A SPOILER for an actual scene, so it’s under a cut.

Isabelle tugged her tank top back down and glared at her brother. “You don’t knock now?”
“It’s my bedroom!” Alec spluttered. 
Before anyone starts thinking City of Heavenly Fire is an uninterrupted series of makeout scenes, the next spoiler art has no kissing. :)
ETA: Amused by confusion over who is making out with Izzy. Who doesn’t have runes on their body? Plus, *points down* I tagged the pic. :P

The Mortal Instruments Movie Monday #18: TMI Movie International *Teaser* Trailer Clip

Welcome to this week's The Mortal Instruments Movie Monday! Check out this exciting new TMI International movie clip, which is featured on Shaw Theaters youtube account. It's a clip we're seen parts of before, but this short clip has thrown in a few extras we've not yet seen. Sit back and enjoy this 10 seconds of Shadowhunter awesomeness!


What do you guys think?

LOOK for the TMI International Movie Trailer to be out on TUESDAY!!!

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: UNPLUG & READ Week with Random House Kids

Hello! Happy Monday. It's been way too long since I've featured a Marvelous Middle Grade Monday post on Mundie Moms. Yes, Mundie Kids is still live and kicking. Today I wanted to help spread the word about something I was apart of last week for Random House Kids: UNPLUG & READ. Today kicks off their SCREEN FREE WEEK, which promotes a week of less TV, less video games etc and more reading!!

Here's what I posted for my UNPLUG & READ post on Mundie Kids: (please note that it's not 3 days till the challenge kicks off since the challenge kicks off today)

UNPLUG & READ is set to kick off on Monday! This incredibly awesome challenge is one readers of all ages can take part in. If you're part of the "young at heart" group, like I am, you'll probably laugh that now a days we have to have an UNPLUG & READ challenge. When I was growing up there was nothing to be plugged into except the outdoors and reading.

When I was growing up, playing outside was fun, using your imagination was even better, and reading was the best! That meant card board boxes and sofa cushions became castles and forts, we became super heroes and everything and anything was possible. We learned about the world around us from playing in it. Each day was an adventure that brought new discoveries. Reading fueled the endless possiblities that our imaginations could conjour up. Through reading we discovered new places, were introduced us to new friends, and realizee that sometimes we're not "the only one."

To me reading always has been, and always will be empowering.

 Reading teaches us, drives us, expands our horizons, motivates us, and allows our imaginations to soar. Sometimes while reading we're taking on grand adventures, introduced to new friends, and a connect with a story on a level we never thought possible. Some stories make us laugh, cry, sigh, enlighten us, motivate us to do more, make us realize we're not alone, and for some, reading is a refuge from life. It's a security, a safe haven to escape to for a bit, and other times reading helps it's reader find their voice they thought they'd lost long ago.

Reading takes us out of the crazy rush that life always throws at us. In reading, even for just a few minutes a day, we can step back, relax, and open our minds to the vast possibilities, and endless opportunities that await us in between the pages of a good book. 

I am so thrilled to be apart of this week's UNPLUG & READ blog tour hosted by Random House. Let me tell you a little bit more about SCREEN FREE WEEK, which kicks off on Monday April 29th & ends on May 5th:

What Is Screen Free Week?

Imagine going about your day without the trappings of screen media: no phones, computers, tablets, televisions. Preschoolers today spend as much as 4.1 to 4.6 hours per day on one screen or another. Including multi-tasking, children 8 to 18 spend 7.5 hours per day with screens. This Spring, Random House Children’s Books is issuing a challenge: UNPLUG & READ during Screen Free Week April 29 – May 5.

Inspired by Dan Yaccarino’s Doug Unplugged (On sale February 12, 2013) about a robot who discovers that the real world trumps the virtual, we are launching Random House Unplugs: A Screen Free Week promotion.  We are committed to supporting teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents in their efforts to encourage children to UNPLUG & READ during Screen Free Week from April 29 – May 5.

Screen Free Week is the annual celebration from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) that encourages turning off screens and turning on life.  CCFC’s Screen Free Week is a creative response to growing public health concerns about the unprecedented time children spend with entertainment screen media—television, computers, video games, and smart phones. Studies show that Preschoolers spend as much as 4.1 to 4.6 hours per day using screen media. Including multi-tasking, children 8 to 18 spend 7.5 hours per day with screens. Unplugging for one week provides an opportunity to reset media habits, establishing a healthy, sustainable tradition of media consumption in households and schools.

Will you join the challenge?