See Concept Art for The Girl Who Was On Fire

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): I Saw Three Ships by Jon Schmidt.

My brain is scrambled and a half, but I'm hoping to do a full week of posts for you. And here I have a real treat. Two, in fact. You know how I love when mediums bridge gaps between each other. InStyle recently reached out to some of their favorite fashion designers to see how they would visualize the iconic first costume Katniss wore and the one that gave her the nickname "the girl who was on fire" - the fire dress. Yes, that's right. Professional artists who are no doubt at the height of their career conceptualizing a YA book. Some of their interpretations stick true to the description while others take a much more interpretative approach (below are Tadashi Shoji, Charlotte Ronson, and Nicole Miller's conceptual art, from right to left). Either way it is a fascinating look at some very talented individuals and a bit of a geekfest. Which is not a problem by me. (For those wanting to hunt for the "How to Create a Book Character Costume" I'll link to it right here and save you a step so you can start your 2012 planning early). I think a literary fashion show would be fantastic, but that could just be me. Anyone have any connections to Milan?

The other little pre-Christmas delight. The British Library is releasing ebooks of some of its most beloved treasures in their original folio prints (appropriately titled "ebook Treasures."). 75 titles over the next two years with ones like a "Medieval Bestiary," Lewis Carrol's "Alice's Adventures Underground," William Tyndale's translation of "The New Testament" and the just recently released William Shakespeare's "First Folio" - printed seven years after his death including audio extracts from the plays with 17th century pronunciation already available? Well worth the British price for those that are research fiends or book lovers alike in my opinion. I don't have an ereader yet, but this is just one more temptation for me.