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Express Yourself: Your Life's Narrator

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 03 March 2015 · 14 views

Welcome back to Express Yourself! This meme was created by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books to get to know us all You can join us through either of their blogs.

Last year, Dani & Jackie opened the Express Yourself question query to us members of the hop, and as I was reading the guest questions so far this year, I thought, "Man, why didn't I ask a question?"

Apparently I did. haha It's the question this week, and it is: "Who would narrate your life in a movie?"

I feel like either Aubrey Plaza, who has that lazed, Delawarean disinterested voice I think I have in my head, or one of my icons, Zoe Saldana, who has that great husky, deep voice I think I have in real life but don't would be two great choices for my biopic.

What about you?



Fast Five Friday: TV Shows

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 27 February 2015 · 26 views

Happy Friday! It's time for another Fast Five, created by the Cover Girls, Dani and Jackie!

This week, we are listing our Top 5 Favorite TV Shows.

I don't know if they have to be on right now or not, so here are 5!


Grey's Anatomy


Family Guy




Wednesday Words: A Handful of Dust

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 25 February 2015 · 37 views

Good morning!

Welcome back to Wednesday Words, where I use Random.org to share with you a piece of what I am currently reading!

Sometime today I will be starting Mindy McGinnis's A Handful of Dust, the sequel to Not A Drop to Drink, which was a very exciting thriller of a book, so I can't wait to dive into the next part (though I'm at work, so I have to).

There are 374 pages in my Kindle edition somehow (this must be because I have an old Kindle. It said there were 10 less pages in the last book I read), so Random has chosen..................page 142.

Oh great, I don't have to calculate that as a location! Thanks, Mindy! lol

There are approximately 20 lines on page 142, so Random has chosen........................line 3.

The steady clip-clop of their hooves hypnotized Lucy in the heat of the afternoons, causing her thoughts to stray.

I personally love that sound.



Express Yourself Weekly: Characters who should Stand Alone

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 24 February 2015 · 43 views

Welcome back to Express Yourself! This bloghop was created by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests to get to know us all a little better.

This week they would like us to name a secondary character who you think deserves their own series/stand-alone (now you see what I did up there).

Everyone loves a good trickster. Neil Gaiman gave Anansi's son(s) a stand-alone novel after American Gods, and it was quite a treat. If I remember correctly, Hermes was a bit of a trickster, stealing Apollo's sheep just after birth.

This season I finished N.K. Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy, which basically changed my life. She actually allowed her trickster, Sieh, to have his own book in this trilogy, rounding out the series. I won't give away the ending, but it was everything, and fairly trickster-like.

Jemisin, however, also created a novella: The Awakened Kingdom, which continues the trilogy. The main character Shill and her friend Eino. It was just a novella, but I want a series, darn it! Shill was just so cute, being the first godling born in thousands of years. The heart of a child and power of a god...Can you imagine! 



Friday Freeday: Men vs. Women Infographic by Grammarly

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 20 February 2015 · 45 views

Happy Friday!

It's cold as boots out today. It is 5 degrees with a RealFeel of -20 degrees. I am at work with my space heater blaring and a blanket around me, and I am still fairly cold.

But enough about that. I'm here with another post on behalf of the folks at Grammarly (grammarly.com/grammar-check). You can visit their site to check out how well you're doing in the grammar department!

The Grammarly team polled more than 3,000 men and women on which gender produces better writers. Here are the findings:

Having read both (of course lol) I do agree with the infographic. I will also say that men writers, for me, have provided a better shock value and moments that have me talking for days. Women writers, however, have given me moments where my soul just crumbled into little pieces and that I can't stop thinking about.

So basically, for me, they're doing the same thing but triggering different parts of my psyche to do it.

What do you think of the findings?



Wednesday Words: Bloodchild and Other Stories

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 18 February 2015 · 39 views

Good morning!

I got snowed in yesterday (FINALLY!) and as it was Fat Tuesday, I'm kinda not alive yet sitting at my desk at work. But that doesn't mean you all miss out!

Welcome back to Wednesday Words, where I share with you all a piece of what I'm reading using Random.org to pick a page and some lines for me to read. Last week, most of the books I'd put on hold in the library (like 4 of 8, I think) came in, so I have begun Octavia Butler's Bloodchild and Other Stories, 2nd ed.

And even though Goodreads says there are 224 pages in this edition, there are actually 214. I wonder how they messed that up.

So, there are 214 pages in Bloodchild and other Stories, and Random has chosen...................page 12, a page from the title story, "Bloodchild"!

There are about 28 lines on this particular page, and Random has chosen......................line 9.

Now the pipe could be turned so that one half slid around the the other and a rifle could be stored inside. This wasn't our only gun, but it was our most easily accessible one.

"Bloodchild" was a pretty weird story that Octavia Butler wrote to overcome her fear of those flies in South American that lay eggs in your wounds. I liked the second story, "The Evening and The Morning and The Night," better.

What are you reading this week?



Express Yourself: Apocalypse Now?

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 17 February 2015 · 25 views

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome back to Express Yourself, a bloghop created by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books to share things about ourselves with each other. You can join the fun at either of their pages.

This week, they ask us: What is your favorite kind of apocalyptic scenario (natural disaster, zombie, alien invasion, etc.)?

This is an interesting question for me. Back before I turned 18 (had I known about the show I'm about to mention), I would have said the one where kids were left to rule the world. Being an adult now, that means I, too, would have died, soooo. The Tribe is no longer an ideal apocalyptic scenario for me.

I don't do anybody's zombie, so I suppose natural disaster would be the next best bet for me. I could survive at least a flood, I'd like to think.



Fast Five Friday: Romantic Films

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 13 February 2015 · 37 views

Good morning.

I'm not particularly awake yet, but I have to work. Today, however, is Friday, and that means another installment of Fast Five! This bloghop was created by the Cover Girls, and you can visit their page for their favorite movies and the list to join if you like. You don't even have to post every week!

As Valentine's Day is tomorrow (sigh), they asked us to list our favorite romantic films. So away we go!

Amélie (2001) PosterDirty Dancing (1987) PosterEnchanted (2007) PosterTitanic (1997) Poster

I plan on watching 3 of these tomorrow.



Wednesday Words: The Awakened Kingdom

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 11 February 2015 · 47 views

Happy Hump Day. :)

Welcome back to Wednesday Words, where I use Random.org to show you all a piece the book I am currently reading.

At the end of last year, N.K. Jemisin published The Awakened Kingdom, a e-sequel to the awesome Inheritance Trilogy that became my life a few months back. This book follows a brand new godling named Shill who gets herself tangled up with mortals while trying to find out what her nature is. She's a very interesting godling, being less than 6 months old, only 1 month when the story starts. She has a thought process of someone with no attention span, which is always a hoot to read. :)

I'm about 3/5 of the way through, so let's see where Random.org takes us today.

From 1-100%, Random has chosen for me to go back to the 36% mark. (I just learned how to get to a location in an e-book! Multiply the number of locations by the percentage where you want to go.)

Counting these lines aren't as easy as I thought. I'm going to veto Random and myself and give you a few lines from the 36% mark.

His eyes narrowed. "You'd do my bidding? In exchange for...what, exactly?"

Oh, this! I inhaled. "Let me follow you around and do stuff like you do and talk to you and watch how you do things and maybe be your friend!"

The innocence of children. :)



Express Yourself: Book Pairs

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 10 February 2015 · 52 views

Happy Tuesday! Time for another question for the Express Yourself bloghop created by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books! You can join the weekly fun at either of their blogs.

This week, they ask us about some of our favorite book pairs, romantic, bffs, nemeses, etc.! That's not hard at all (sarcasm). lol

The first that comes to mind is Irene and Jonah from Terri Bruce's Hereafter and Thereafter.

Then, there is Victoria and Grant in Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language of Flowers.

Jake and Talulla in The Last Werewolf. (I would fan myself if it weren't so cold.)

Ed and Winry in The Fullmetal Alchemist series! They might be my favorite.

I could go on forever, so I won't. lol


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