Net Loves


I start school in a week. I can't talk about this.
All I seem to be able to do is obsessively check my Facebook and email in hopes it's been a bad mistake that all of Arkansas is returning to school a week early. So far no one has emailed me a correction.

In my despair, I have found a lot of things on the internet to share. Important things. Things that you can't go another day without being aware of.

1. Lisa Bergren's YA smash Waterfall is free for a limited time for your Nook or Kindle. Don't forget, even if you don't have a Nook or Kindle, you can still download and read with an app. Unless Apple becomes successful in taking over the world and all our apps. Then…never mind.

2. We have hit the Beautiful Movie Man Jackpot as Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom have teamed up to star in Main Street.

Two things: I don't buy Colin's Southern accent and I still have no idea what that movie is about.

3. I am not a fan of foreign films (too much reading; complicates my popcorn eating), but I really want to see The Hedgehog. Love that tag line. “Let Life In.”

4. My good friend Christa Allan's new book Edge of Grace releases today. Christa is one of my favorite writers, and if you remember, this book made my list of favorite covers. I just want to hang that cover up in a museum.

5. My friend Marybeth Whalen has a new release as well, She Makes It Look Easy. She makes it look easy is probably what women say when they meet Marybeth, as she has six kids, a full-time writing career, co-founded and runs She Reads, and is a national speaker for P31 Ministries. I am exhausted just writing that.

6. I loved this post by author Kristin Billerbeck.

7. The bar scene has never been my thing, so it's about time someone created a shot glass I can appreciate.

8. I love Kristin's shirt she made for the Harry Potter premiere. If you're not following her Sew Technicolor blog, you are missing out on some fun stuff.

7. My publisher Thomas Nelson would like to know what you want in your Christian fiction. We would ALL like to know what you want in your Christian fiction. (I vote unicorns and scratch-n-sniff.)  The first 2k responders get a free e-book and everyone who participates gets in the running for $10,000, which you have to split 60-40 with me. (kidding. I've been told that's illegal. But what if I donated it to my favorite charity? The Jenny B. Jones Shoe Fund for Unstylish 2010 Feet has never been more in need…) You can fill out the survey HERE. Tell your friends.

8. I love this post by author Natalie Lloyd. Wisdom through Biscuit the dog. Yet, weeks later, and I'm still thinking about those words.

9. I read a lot of blogs (as you can tell from the state of my dirty house) and one of my favorites is Relz Reviewz. My favorite thing Aussie girl Rel does is give us a preview from publishers on what's coming next season in Christian fiction. Like this one. These posts always inspire lots of book cover conversation as well. Which always entertains me.

10. This photo of Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages is so wrong, I can't even stomach to click the link again myself.  Me and my Aquanet are boycotting this movie. Or at least the opening night of the movie. That's right, Tom Who Is No 80s Rocker, I am going to watch your movie…at the discount theater. In my acid washed jeans. And how did this Broadway show get to the big screen before Wicked?

Anyway. Rock on. And have a great week.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 13 comments
Katers - August 1, 2011

I don’t buy Colin’s southern accent either. But if someone wanted to pay me for a terrible southern accent, I’d do it. I wouldn’t be the first. And you didn’t mention Andrew McCarthy, but you should have.

Natalie Lloyd apparently hasn’t seen ‘Dog Doogity’ video from the amazing state of Washington. (And I’m guessing you haven’t either.)

Love Rel! She’s such a fun lady! I hope if people haven’t ever checked out her blog that they do now!

I’m guessing that the heat and whole missing a/c thing is over now since we didn’t get to hear about it in a blog from you.

Jenny B Jones - August 1, 2011

Katers, my a/c is happily up and running. Thank God, as we are at 105 this week.

And yes, Andrew McCarthy!!! If Patrick Dempsey can make a comeback, surely A McC can too! Nevermind that his costar is 20 years younger… And funny video. Gross. But funny.

Ruth - August 1, 2011

I’m so hung up on the idea that Orlando Bloom is playing a cop in a small southern town that I can almost overlook Colin’s atrociously WRONG accent. I said *almost*… 😛 Like you, I have no idea what that movie is about but the cast is fantastic (Colin! Orlando! Andrew McCarthy! Amber Tamblyn!), so I will be checking it out!

Kristin - August 1, 2011

I’m still trying to figure out why on earth Colin Firth needs a Southern accent! I mean, I can understand if you’re some minor actor just starting out, and they need you to do an accent for your part. But this is Colin Firth we’re talking about!

P.S. Thanks for mentioning my HP shirt and my blog. =)


Kristin Billerbeck - August 1, 2011

Thanks for the shout out, girl! I love that cover of Christa’s! Wish it was mine! But I’m sure Christa is MOST worthy of it! LOL

Allie Smith - August 1, 2011

Man,how do I still think Orlando looks good even with a mustache?I first fell in love with him in Lord of the Rings…and my heart is still loyal.But Tom Cruise?!My word. I so USED to think he was good lookin!!!Oh and I love Kristin’s tshirt!I must admit,although I’m disappointed it’s over,I loved the Harry Potter finale!I’m still kinda confused as to how Harry is alive and He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named isn’t, since Harry has part of his soul…but maybe I just need to buy a book on it :/ Great post,Jenny!!!

Allie Smith - August 1, 2011

Ok,I live in Durham.And we are not a dead-beat city.But I do like what they said at the end of the trailer about what makes a city.Durham may not be a big deal like New York but it’s not how they portray it,either.You’re not a loser if you stay here,no matter what Orlando’s love-interest says.And I can say that because I live in the “bad” part of Durham.
Sorry,I’m sure it’ll be a good movie 🙂

Sarah - August 1, 2011

Man, I’m feelin’ you with subtitles Jenny! It complicates my cinematic experience, & I wanna thank you from the bottom of my book worm heart for informing me about the free book!! Gahhh I’ve been looking for a good, profanity-less book(: thank you a million. And I promise bc of that I will definitely give you a share of my millions when I win the lottery… after I buy my pony of course(;

christa - August 2, 2011

THANKS for the cover love! And I do agree about MaryBeth–all that plus she looks like she’s 16.

Now, going to check out all the links.

And, I’ll be thinking of you next week. I should be starting TOMORROW. Ack!

Lisa Carter Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder - August 2, 2011

I, as a teacher, sympathize with you on the ordeal that awaits. I haven’t seen this movie yet but I like Orlando Bloom. I saw him in an interview about this movie months ago and he said he really studied Southern accents. He said he was struck with how similar the mouth formations are in speaking British English and Southern English. I’ve often heard here in N.C. that our “mountain” English and Outer Banks English have a lot in common with an older form of English.

bookwyrm14 - August 2, 2011

I feel your pain, Jenny. Who wants to go back to school early and cut summer shorter than it already is? You have my sincere sympathy and pity…but I still gotta gloat a bit and say HAHAHAHAHA IN YOUR FACE I DONT GO BACK UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7!!!! 🙂


The saga of Harry Potter has ended…their journey complete. When books-made-into-movies lovers of the future look back on 2000-2011, they will say, “That was the Harry Potter era.” That is how Im going to tell my kids to remember it, at least. 🙂 Oh, and don’t forget that this era also had Narnia and Percy Jackson, the slightly-less-popular-but-just-as-awesome books/movies.

Jenny - August 2, 2011

Thanks for the survey link. I have been waiting and waiting for someone to ask me what the publishing world should do next. Thankfully, now they know & I have a shot at some cash.

I also agree with Relz Reviewz that those historical fiction covers are all starting to blend together. Not only that, but I think many look like a modern day woman in a costume. Are they? Do models pose for these covers?

Rel Mollet - August 3, 2011

Aww…Jen! Thanks for the love 🙂 We can have a mutual blog love fest!

Katers! I know who you are and I think you are a special gal, too 🙂

Speaking of Englishmen trying out American accents, caught my all time fav, Richard Armitage, doing the same thing in his brief appearance in Captain America! He still looked good, so I’m not going to be one to complain! Lol ;-D


Leave a Reply: