Paul McCartney NEW

WOW, I've only heard the first song and that after reading about it in the newspaper this morning but Paul McCartney's new album, titled NEW, sounds good, really good.

It was released on October 15, 2013, in North America and won a five-star review in Ottawa Citizen newspaper this morning with the Citizen saying, "...with the title song, Sir Paul delivers his most irresistible effort in decades."

Watch McCartney perform New here. I love that the lyrics are included so we can sing along.

Okay, now that you have listened do tell what you thought! Seldom do I fall for a song the first time I hear it but I did this time. Sir. Paul McCartney's NEW is delightful.

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Five Award-Winning Movie Tie-In Kindle Books

The Descendants was a great movie although I may have been particularly enamoured of that movie because it was set in Hawaii and I happen to be a pretty big Hawaii fan. However, I am not the only one who liked it. Roger Ebert actually gave the movie a perfect five-star review. However, I digress.  From the looks of the Amazon customer reviews, I am guessing that the book is better than the movie...

It is not 100 percent true that the book is always better than the movie but, more often than not, that is the case. If you are a movie lover who also loves an e-reader, you will be happy to know that there is a wonderful selection of movie tie-in books available for your Kindle. Of course, if you are not a  Kindle book reader, these movie tie-in books are all available in traditional form!

So, for your reading pleasure, I present this short list of Kindle movie-tie in books that have been made into successful, award-winning films in the last few years:

The Descendents by Kaui Hart Hemmings - The book was Hemmings' debut novel and the screenplay went on to become a movie that was nominated for several Academy Awards and won for Best Adapted Screenplay.  

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - If you have been meaning to read this series, the ebook will sure lighten the load! The hugely popular television series has won plenty of awards, including two Emmys and I know that people are totally enthralled by the books.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - The movie version made off with a number of Oscars last year at the Academy Awards, the book could be a great read. Once again, the Amazon customer reviews of the book make it look like an interesting choice.

Captain Phillips was based on the true story A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips.  The movie version is too new to have won any awards but, judging by the reception of the recently released film, it will likely be in the running for numerous Oscars.  If you are like some of the members of my family, you will want to read this book before you see the movie.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel - The book Life of Pi was rejected by five London publishing houses before it was eventually published by a Canadian publishing house and went on to sell more than ten million copies. The movie version won its own acclaim that included four Academy awards.

I cannot personally vouch for any of these books. However, I will be adding some of them to my reading list. How about you? Have I found any movie tie-in books that intrigue you? Have you read any of these books or do you have any additional movie-themed book recommendations?

If you are looking for a great movie-based gift idea, why not consider a movie and book themed gift? That is a top-rated gift idea in my book (pun not intended) and one that I have employed successfully in the past for the book-reading movie lovers in my family!

TODAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013. 
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Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series

Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series

I'll confess. I have not seen Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series but I was totally amazed this morning when I saw the Amazon customer reviews for this boxed set. A whopping 90 percent of the reviewers gave this vintage daytime 1960s television program five stars.  That really is amazing and definitely is enough to make me want to watch it.

It is impossible for me to share the depth of the reviews those customers left on Amazon and I encourage you to check them out for yourself by clicking right here.

With comments like, "There is just something about this series that makes me want to see it again and again. Maybe because it mentally transports me back to a time when I was a kid at home after school, before my parents were deceased, when all seemed right in the world and the scariest thing about life was Barnabas and Angelique in Dark Shadows."

They are thrilled with the programming.

They are also thrilled with the packaging.

Those who have a history with Dark Shadows love it. Those who don't? Well, they seem to love it, too.

The set is massive, containing 1225 30-minute episodes that aired on ABC between 1966 and 1971. Because of the incredible size of this series, it does not come cheaply but Amazon customers don't bemoan the cost. Especially those who purchased the programs individually on DVD and know how much that cost!

What a truly magnificent gift item this would be!

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