Feature and Follow #186-03: Book Spine Poetry

Feature and Follow #186-03: Book Spine Poetry

It’s time for Feature and Follow Friday! This week’s question: Time for Book Spine Poetry again! Take a picture of your book spines spelling out something epic.I’m not sure if this is epic, but this challenge excited me because it gave me a chance to show off my photography skills. Reflex Seduction Contact One Breath Away The Great Secret Don’t forget to checkout the featured bloggers on Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.com. Twitter Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 31, 2014
Book Review 08: The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga

Book Review 08: The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga

      I’m not quite sure what caught my attention when I was in Half Price Books after Christmas, but I saw The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga on the clearance shelf and had to buy it. Certainly the price point was a draw, but something else grabbed me when I read the inside of the dust jacket. Perhaps it was a feeling of solidarity. Fanboy is a loner and he has a passion for comic books. He has one friend, a jock named Cal, who shares the same passion. Then Fanboy meets Goth Girl and everything changes. I enjoyed The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. The characters were richly drawn teenagers with realistic problems. I was able to identify with Fanboy and his passion for comics. I have my own passions and sometimes hold so tightly to them that sharing them with others seems like a betrayal and a huge risk. No one could possibly love my passions as much as I do, right? But, as Fanboy learns, perhaps sharing your passion allows for other astonishing things to happen. While Lyga does a great job building and creating the teenage characters […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 28, 2014
Saturday Snapshot #07: Week of January 19, 2014

Saturday Snapshot #07: Week of January 19, 2014

Saturday: Finally saw Thor: The Dark World. Quick Review: Superhero with a sense of humor. Longest fight sequences EVER! The trailer was cut to make the move more interesting than it really was.Sunday: DOWNTON DAY! And of course, Sherlock returned. Is it just me or did Moffet and Gatiss really not reveal HOW Sherlock survived that fall?Monday: Watched the saddest Christmas television episode ever broadcast.Tuesday: Watch more of The West Wing.Wednesday: Attended Wine 101 at the Marion Public Library.Thursday: Was excited about a new episode of The Big Bang Theory only to be disappointed. Was shocked at who didn’t get kicked off on The Taste.Friday: Almost done with Season 1 of Supernatural. Learned the President is Catholic.Feeding my AddictionsAdded to Wish List:My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. HiltonLocal Bookish EventsMarion Public Library Adult Winter Reading Program Fill Your Bucket: What’s on Your Bucket List? January 6th through February 15th. Fill Your Bucket Event: Gain Confidence from Self-Defense. Wednesday, January 29th at the Marion Public Library.Fill Your Bucket Event: Great Travel Destinations. Wednesday, February 5th at the Marion Public Library.Fill Your Bucket Event: Healthy Entertaining with Chef Jen. Wednesday, February 12 at the Marion Public Library.Fill Your Bucket Event: Final Party […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 25, 2014