Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Authors I Need To Read More From

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is...
 
September 16: Top Authors I've Only Read One Book from but NEED to Read More
Authors – Books I’ve Read
James DashnerMaze Runner
Neil GaimanThe Ocean at the End of the Lane
Holly BlackDoll Bones
Julianna Baggott Pure
Andrew KlavanIf We Survive
Sherry ThomasThe Burning Sky
Brenna YovanoffPaper Valentine
Alexandra BrackenThe Darkest Minds
Jackson PearceSisters Red
S.A. BodeenThe Compound
 
 
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Express Yourself: Weeks 2 and 3

Sept. 8-12: Do you have any special writing/reading places?

I love to write and read outdoors. I love the sounds and smells while going on my little adventures outside (unless it's raining or snowing, then I like to sit by the windows). Then later, when I’m outside or at the lake, I will encounter those sounds and smells again; this will bring me back to the moments while traveling through writing or reading.

Sept. 15-19: What do you like to collect?

I love several things enough to collect them:
Butterflies (not live ones)
Frogs (again, not live ones)
Socks
My favorite books
Music
Pictures
Knowledge (I know… corny)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August EYM, Sept EYM, & Blogfest




Aug. 18-22: If you could go back in time and bring back one item, what era would you visit and what item would bring back?
 
I would go back to the night of Elizabeth I coronation and swipe her robes patterned with Tudor roses and cropped with stout. How marvelous would that be!!??
 
Aug. 25-29: Name ONE cancelled/retired TV show you would love to see back on your boob tube with NEW episodes?
 
This one is easy: LOST
I REALLY loved that show even though it felt like a complete mind eff at times. I think the confusion of it all made it really interesting for me.


Sept 1-5: What books do you have lined up to read for Sept?
 
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
 
On Hold
In A Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis (9/23/14)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And don’t forget to sign up for the Zombie Apocalypse: Survival Kit and Crew by clicking on the link below…


It’s super easy and better yet… it’ll be a blast. There is nothing wrong with having a plan now!



Friday, August 29, 2014

Zombie Survival Kit & Crew Blogfest

Our joyous excitement for The Walking Dead premiere on October 12th has reanimated another blogfest idea for the vivacious trio:


Zombie Apocalypse: Survival kit & Crew


Post date: Friday, October 10th (cause no one wants to post on show day!)

To help build your zombie apocalypse dream team and survival kit, you will need to pick ONE person and/or ONE item for each of the topics listed in the below categories.

(Items you already have on your person: undergarments, shirt, bottoms, socks, tennis shoes & a backpack. If you want special shoes and/or boots, jackets, belt, etc.; those are extra and will need to be listed for one of your items below.)

And since this bloghop is all about having fun, if you have kiddos, we can assume they are safely tucked away in a safe haven somewhere while we’re out in the world fighting off zombies so do not worry.

*The Walking Dead character is the only one that needs to be from a zombie themed entertainment outlet, but please feel free to choose characters from your other favorite books/movies/tv. They may or may not be zombie related. It's all up to you. Just let your imagination flow!

With the characters below, please include the book, movie & TV show your characters are from.

Crew:
1 TWD character
1 book character
1 movie character
1 TV character (other than TWD)
1 loved one
1 friend
1 freebie

Backpack:
1 comfort item
1 weapon
1 luxury item
1 food item
1 medicine/first aid item
1 hygiene item
1 freebie

Background:
Outpost
Outbreak
Cause of it
Cure (if applicable)
1 item you NEED to find
1 item you WANT to find
Method of travel

Please display the badge on your blog and join us on Friday, October 10th to build your zombie apocalypse dream team and kit.

And most of all HAVE FUN and BE CREATIVE as you want!

Monday, August 11, 2014

EYM - Express Yourself


Aug. 11-15: What is one thing Steampunk-ish you find fascinationg from books, TV, movies and/or the internet (i.e. fashion, mechanics, idea, etc)?
 
Mechanimals!

What a fun concept. Mechanical animals. I would love a pet made out of gears.



A coal powered animal would be marvelous! Fuel? It goes all day on a few pieces of coal and when it’s done, it disposes a diamond out its backside! A woman’s best friend, two “birds” on “stone”.



Is there something Steampunkish you love/like!!


Friday, August 8, 2014

EYM July & First in Aug


July 21-25: What are some fave items you have that bring you comfort and/or special memories?


Pictures. I LOVE my pictures. I can sit for hours looking thru old pictures and remembering those moments as if I was there again.

I also have a few of my brothers’ things that I adore.

 


July 28- Aug. 1: Who would you choose to portray you in a movie?


Jackie and I shared who we thought you be great to portray the other person just to bounce ideas off of each other. The person I chose for myself id Melissa McCarthy. My life is a walking sitcom at times and I think she would be great and hilarious playing me. Jackie said Kelly Overton who played Rikki (a werewolf & Alcide’s love interest) on True Blood. She says Kelly resembles me which is a huge compliment! Jackie also said Milla Jovovich cause of the kickbutt characters she portray. Totally compliment there too!!


 


Aug. 4-8: Who were your celebrity crushes when you were a teen?


In the 80’s & 90’s I had posters and pictures of all of my fave celebrities plastered from ceiling to floor on one wall.

Jared Leto, KNOTB, the London’s brothers, Keanu Reeves, Freddie Prince Jr., Rob Lowe, Kirk Cameron, River Phoenix, Johnny Depp, Luke Perry, Andrew Keegan. Marky Mark… err, I should really stop.

However, my top hotties from the 90’s have always been: Heath Ledger, Leo DiCaprio & Josh Hartnett (yes, I still drool)



Do you have any childhood celebrity crushes you wanna share with us?



Thursday, July 17, 2014

EYM: Grade School Memories


July 14-18: What is a favorite grade school memory?

One of my favorite memories was the bicentennial of the United States. I remember we had to bring 200 of the same items to school. I brought 200 pennies. And then we made a collage out of what we brought using pictures we found in magazines that had to do with the growth of our nation in the 200 year span; technology, cities, currency, buildings, etc etc.

It is one of my favorite memories cause I won first place in my grade for the girls!! Go me!!

Plus... I rocked the 80's hair style!! No, unfortunately I don't have a pic...

What's your favorite grade school memory?!