Category: Life

Happy Anniversary!

I don’t post too much about my life as this is my blog about books. But today I have to share that today is my fourth anniversary! I met my husband at 30 and I got married at 32; he is a little older. All I will say is that he has a ‘big’ birthday coming up later this year! 😉

We may not have much, but we have each other, our twin cats we adopted in August 2015, and we have a house to keep us safe.  When I told him I wanted to start a blog in July last year he was very supportive and got me all set up with it.  He helps me out as he is my ‘editor’ for my reviews.

I love you Morgan! Happy Anniversary!

 

Rapid Fire Book Tag

I was tagged by Juliet over at Bookliterati Book Review  for this fun post. You’ll get to learn a little about me through this. Here goes:

eBooks or physical books?
Both! I love my kindle as you can usually get books cheaper that way and it makes it easy to carry more than one book at a time. But there is just something about a physical book! They will never go away!

Paperback or hardback?
Paperback. This goes back to the easier to carry around answer of the last question.

Online or in-store shopping?
I like both, but I think I will choose online.

Trilogies or series?
Series as long as they aren’t continued past the point that they should have ended. I don’t like when an author is under contract and has to keep writing a certain number of books and in some ways ‘forced’ to drag a series out.

Heroes or Villains?
Villains! I just love a bad guy!
**Unless it is a girl who can kick some major ass. I love strong female roles- villain or hero. Bring on the girl power!

A book you want everyone to read?
This is a hard one. I will go with my number one read from last year: My Girl by Jack Jordan. I wasn’t sure about it at first and it went in a direction I never expected! My review is here.

Recommend an underrated book?
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory. It is a zombie book, but a different kind of zombie book. It was left open for another book and I wish he would continue the story! You can buy it here on Amazon.

The last book you finished?
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen. My review for it will be posted Saturday as it is for a blog tour.

Weirdest thing you have used as a bookmark?
Nothing too weird, I think just a scrap piece of paper.

Used books, Yes or no?
YES! There is nothing wrong with a used book!

Top three favourite genres?
Suspense/Thriller
Chick Lit
Apocalyptic/Post Apocalyptic

Borrow or buy?
Both- I love my local libraries!

Characters or plot?
You need both to make a book work. You need characters you care about and a well written plot to keep interest.

Short or Long book?
I’m in between 🙂 An occasional long book is good. I wish I could read faster!

Long or short chapters?
Short chapters! Again, I am not a fast reader so when chapters are shorter I feel I can read the book quicker. It also makes the book harder to put down. This is one of the reason I love Dan Brown’s books!

Book to movie or book to tv adaptation?
Book to TV adaption as a movie can only do so much. I did not like the 11/22/63 mini series on Hulu. They changed so much! I have not read The Handmaid’s Tale, but will be watching that. I hope to read that book soon.

Tag You’re It (and have fun!):
Gemma at Between the Pages Book Club
Nicki at Secret Library
Ezi at Oh My Shelves

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Heroes and Villains 2016

Heroes and Villains is a convention, similar to Walker Stalker. Actors from various shows such at Arrow, The Flash, Once Upon a Time, and more are there for you to meet! Yes, this IS book related as some of these shows started as graphic novels.

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My husband and I wanted to attend Heroes and Villains.  We attended yesterday, November 19th.  It was in the same location as Walker Stalker (The Georgia World Congress Center).  Heroes and Villains was a much smaller scale than Walker Stalker: Not as many actors and vendors.  It was a much more relaxed atmosphere and not as many attendees!

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The crowd waiting to get in.

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We got to meet Bex Taylor-Klaus. She was at Walker Stalker last year and Morgan missed meeting her since he had to work. So we made her our #1 to celebrity to meet.

She has played Bullet in The Killing, Sin in Arrow, and now Audrey in Scream the tv series.

I am so proud of Bex for coming out this past week (as a fan of hers I was not surprised of her sexual orientation). She is a brave young woman to do that. I support her and hope she can be a roll model for others. When I told her that, I could see it affected her as her eyes started to tear up a little.  She asked about Morgan’s shirt too! The Birthday Massacre is his favorite band.

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Morgan wanted to meet Jack Coleman. He was a nice guy to meet. It looked like we was just doing autographs, but we asked if we could get a photo and he said yes. He has played Noah in Heroes and Bill Forbes in the Vampire Diaries among other roles.  He is so tall, I had to be in the middle!

img_20161119_105710 I had to meet James Frain! He has been in Grimm and True Blood. But I loved him as Forney in Where the Heart Is. I totally outed myself to him saying that was my favorite movie in college and I had a huge crush on him. lol:  Yep, I went a little fan girl on him… He was really nice. And I love the accent! He is TINY in person.

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Merle!! He’s alive!! lol… Morgan really wanted to meet Michael Rooker as he is impossible to meet at Walker Stalker. He is really interactive with the fans. Unfortunately, we ended up being rushed through with him as a VIP got out of line and came back in line right as we went up to him. That kind of sucked…. Oh well….

img_20161119_114007  Rick Cosnett did not have a line, so I got to meet him! He played Eddie Thawne on The Flash and was also in Quantico. He is really nice and a cutie! Morgan chose to not be in the picture since we met him for me.


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Neal McDonough! He has been in so many things.  Most recently Damien Dahrk in Arrow. He was great to meet! I also had to be in the middle of the pictures. Short problems!!

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 I got a photo op with David Ramsey. He plays John Diggle in Arrow. I love Diggle! Hopefully, if Heroes and Villains returns next year and he is there I can get him to sign this. It may have been a very quick encounter, but I enjoyed it. And I got a hug!!!

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