Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving (with some Laughs)!

Hey Everyone, 

I'm taking the rest of this week off to focus on Thanksgiving. Wish I could post more, but I just started a new job and I've got a lot of cooking to fit into my schedule. I hope everyone has a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday! Here are some fun holiday images for you. Hope they make you smile. I'll be back next week. (All pics courtesy of unless otherwise linked.)


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Harry Potter Read-Along: Book 1 The Sorcerer's Stone

Hello All! Here is my first post for the Harry Potter Read-Along I've joined. It's being hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey, and it's not too late to join in if you're interested in reading with us. Details here. As most people are all kinds of familiar with our boy-wizard's world, this won't be your average book review. I'll just talk about points that struck my fancy while re-reading. 

I actually finished book 1 last week (and am well into book 2 now) but it's been crazy and I'm just now getting the post up. :) 

So, book 1! I haven't read it for about ten years. Not long after I started college, I decided I wanted to read the Harry Potter series. I'd heard a lot of the hype and I knew a movie was in the works, so I picked up book 1. 

At the time, only the first four books were published. I was rooming with my sister and I remember her making fun of me for reading "a kid's book." (Never mind that she's now more of a Potter Head than I am! Hehe.) Anyway, I remember really liking book 1. I wasn't immediately a fanatic, but I liked it enough to pick up book 2, and the rest was history. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Walking Dead Recap, Episode 5.7: Crossed

Episode 7: Crossed

So, we start out seeing Sasha splitting wood. With a vengeance. She's using an ax to cut up the wooden pews in the church, and attacking them as though they're wild animals. Tyrese and Daryl watch her from a distance. Daryl asks if she's okay, to which Ty replies that she's not. (We actually don't see Noah come out of the woods after Daryl, or the two of them swap stories with Rick and co. Understandable, given how little time they have in each episode, but it still would have been nice to see.) They're using the wood and the pipe organs to fortify the church. Rick, Daryl, Noah, Sasha, and Ty will go to Atlanta while Michonne will stay behind with Carl, Judith, and Father Gabriel. (Grhh! I wanted Michonne to go!)

Fortifying Church Source
Michonne actually volunteers to go, letting Rick stay with his kids, but Rick says he wants to go. He feels like he owes Carol more than the rest of the group does. After they leave, Michonne and Carl bar the door, and Father Gabriel starts scratching at the blood on the floor. First with his fingernails (ew) and then with rags and such, as though trying to scrub it out. 

Gabriel scrubs blood on floor. Source
As they travel back to the city, Ty tries to talk to Sasha, telling her that he of all people knows what she's going through, and Bob wouldn't want her to be unhappy. His words fall on deaf ears, as Sasha clearly isn't ready to hear them yet.

In the hospital, Beth checks on Carol.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Towers of Midnight Read-Along, Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of our Towers of Midnight Read-Along! This week we read the Prologue-Chapter 4. Remember that everything in this section as well as everything that's come before is fair game for spoilers, so read at your own risk. Eivind Fonn is hosting this week and will probably post his answers over at Dab of Darkness. Hop on over and check out his answers as well!

The Forsaken (Source)
1.  Everyone who thought Graendal might not be dead can pat themselves on the back.  With Aran'gar's death that leaves six.  Are there any others, thought dead, that you fear we might see again?

Well, we know the DO can bring them back, so Rand is actually right about the balefire thing, scary though it may be. Balefire seems to be the only thing that the DO cannot bring someone back from. So, anyone who wasn't balefired could feasibly return. Ugh. Seems never-ending, doesn't it?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Follow Friday:Ad for Co-Blogger

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

I'm one of the features this week! Whoo-hoo! :D

Create an ad listing all the qualities and qualifications of your perfect co-blogger. - Suggested by Girl of 1000 Wonders

Wanted: A co-blogger to help with a blog. Must be hard-working, adhere to deadlines, and resourceful. Must know how to properly site sources so neither of us gets arrested. Must have the ability to read several hundred pages a week, post regularly, cross-post to every social network in existence, and generally pick up the slack when I...can't. Please no fake writing tones, devil worshipers, zombies, witches or vampires. (Although liking to read about them is a plus!) If interested, please email resume to  Serious applicants only, please.

Too demanding? :D

What would you put in a co-blogger ad?

Thoughts for Thursday: Belief

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is Beliefs. Check out my other blog for more quotes.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Walking Dead Recap, Episode 5.6: Consumed

Episode 6: Consumed

This was an awesome episode! I loved it!

We start off with a flashback of Carol last season when Rick banished her. She drives around, cries, yells at zombies, finds a place to hole up, spends lots of quality time with herself, and eventually comes back to the prison in time to see the tail-end of its fall.

Meanwhile, in present-day, she and Daryl are following the car identical to the one that abducted Beth. Daryl tells Carol about what happened with Beth. (I was thinking he'd have to. Because she wasn't in the train car at Terminus when he told the others, she doesn't even know that he and Beth were alone on the road together, or that she was taken or anything. I really loved that he was praising Beth here, saying how tough she was. My reaction: awww!)