Saturday Snapshot #08: Week of January 26

Saturday Snapshot #08: Week of January 26

Saturday: Participated in my first ICON 39 Planning Meeting.Sunday: Stayed in due to impending bad weather. I did travel out, but came straight home. Of course, I watched Downton Abbey and Sherlock.Monday: Watched more of The West Wing.Tuesday: Horseback riding. Trying to play a little catch up with Grimm.Wednesday: Even more of Season 1 of The West Wing. Exactly how long is season 1?Thursday: Watched The Big Bang Theory! Laughed Out Loud A LOT! “And let me guess, you like Star Wars?My new addition arrived and was assembled. Friday: Ventured out to Barnes and Noble to use my last remaining gift card. Still have $2.30 remaining!Organaized my new addition. What do you think?!Feeding my AddictionsPurchased: Night Watch by Sergei LukyanenkoPurchased: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie BenjaminPurchased: The Reel Stuff edited by Brian Thomsen and Martin H. GreenbergPurchased: The Dracula Dossier by James ReesePurchased: Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana HeadleyBorrowed: Mary Poppins, She Wrote by Valerie LawsonLocal Bookish EventsHiawatha Public Library deems 2014 Year of “Take-a-Book”: Visit the website to see this month’s challenge!Marion Public Library Adult Winter Reading Program Fill Your Bucket: What’s on Your Bucket List? January 6th through February 15th. Cedar Rapids Public Library […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 1, 2014
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