Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Books...

As most people know, I love books. I have a to-be-read pile, as most writers do. I read mostly horror, but I also love any book that is just a good read---no matter the genre.

Reading Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King as a young teenager, definitely fostered my love of reading and writing.

What are some of your favorite books and/or authors to read? Why are they your favorite? What was it about the writing that transported you into another world?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Snarklings Unite!!

Today is the anniversary of the end of Miss Snark's blog. I have been thinking about a tribute ever since she left her blog black. Writers (including me) all over the web were left feeling bereft and sad. And if you're a writer and you don't know who Miss Snark is, then shame on you. I am a very proud Snarkling who realized that her writing and publishing advice was/is invaluable.

Author Patricia Wood has posted a tribute to Miss Snark on her blog. Feel free to leave Miss Snark a message and let her know she's appreciated. Also, go visit her blog and learn a great deal if you've never been or if you just need a refresher. We love you, Miss Snark, and miss you and Killer Yapp terribly. :*)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Day of the Dead (2008)

Most people know that I am not very fond of remakes, but I have been pleasantly surprised with the remakes of the Dead Trilogy. Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead have both been remade, and were actually pretty good. Since both of those remakes made it onto the "big screen," I was kind of apprehensive to pick this Day of the Dead remake off the shelf.

When I watched it later that evening, I was quite pleased with what I saw. It did start out a little slow, but when it picked up---it was great! :*) I won't add any spoilers, but it's worth a rental.

Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, and Ving Rhames (who starred in the Dawn of the Dead remake) star in this movie.

Do you like the remakes of the Dead series? If you've never seen them, rent them all! :*)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I've Been Tagged-6 Quirks!

I've been tagged by VerbalVixen and here are the rules:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules in your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

1.) When reading a really horrible book, I still like to finish it. I don't know why, I just feel the need to finish it even though it's terrible. There is one book in particular that I have been trying to finish for two years, and I've been trying my best to just give it up, but it seems that I will try to finish it anyway. :*/

2.) I collect pens. I suppose it's because I always need one.

3.) I have to have lotion in my purse at all times. I don't like it when my hands are dry.

4.) I am a staunch believer in personal space. No one needs to breath on me in order to talk to me. The most annoying people? The ones who come closer after you've already backed away because they're too close. I guess I'm like this because I've been spat on way too many times.

5.) My clothes have to match---they just do.

6.) It's difficult for me to talk to someone with "magic nose goblins" making an appearance every-- single--time they breath. All I can think about is that booger flying on my face or my clothes, and it grosses me out to no end. It's usually the folks who are violators of #4, (see above) which makes it even more likely that it will fly out of their nose and onto me. I can't take it so I just usually tell them it's there. Ewww!

Okay, those are 6 quirks of mine. I'm not tagging anyone because most folks I know have already participated. If you have some quirks you'd like to share, do so in the comments. :*)