Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

It's Wednesday and once again we're waiting!!! Join the waiting list over at Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I'm still terribly bad at this meme, because somehow I'm unable to keep up to date with releases. But being a devoted Star Wars-fan I did know about  book that was released yesterday. Officially that's not really waiting, but I did wait for it.


Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: ConvictionChief of State Natasi Daala has been overthrown, and the Jedi Order has taken control of the Galactic Alliance. But while the new governors dismantle Daala’s draconian regime, forces still loyal to the deposed official are mobilizing a counterstrike. And even the Jedi’s new authority may not be enough to save Tahiri Veila, the former Jedi Knight and onetime Sith apprentice convicted of treason for the killing of Galactic Alliance officer Gilad Pellaeon.
Meanwhile, Luke and Ben Skywalker are relentlessly pursuing Abeloth, the powerful dark-side entity bent on ruling the galaxy. But as they corner their monstrous quarry on the planet Nam Chorios, the two lone Jedi must also face the fury of the Sith death squadron bearing down on them. And when Abeloth turns the tables with an insidious ambush, the Skywalkers’ quest threatens to become a suicide mission.

Sounds pretty exiting, no?

And, even though I'd never be able to afford anything he made, I'm a fan of the late Alexander McQueen. The latest MET Gala was in honour of his work and was called 'Savage Beauty'. The cover is beautiful, slightly scary and I love it. It'll be released on the 31st of this month, but it's already out of stock on Amazon.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures underpinning his collections and extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art. 
So, what are you waiting for? 

4 comments:

  1. I'm probably with worst fan of anything, ever. I've never seen any of the Star Wars movies or read a book etc.

    Thanks for stopping by Bitten Books :)

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  2. Ooh, a Star Wars book was released yesterday? How cool! I never knew that there were still Star Wars books being released. I'm not a fan of the books of the movies seeing as Ive never seen or read any of em, but I find that interesting. :P

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  3. Cool Star Wars - I'll have to let the fanatics know about this one!

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  4. I haven't seen Star Wars in years ;)

    I am a new follower :)

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

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