Thursday, August 14, 2014

Damn it! Another series!

My father and I have this running joke. Christmas time I buy him a couple o books, hoping to find a couple of single titles. The only problem is, Dad only reads fantasy. The occasional sci-fi but mostly fantasy. Try to find single title fantasy now a days. I dare you.  Then come back here and post the titles for me. PLEASE? Anyway, inevitably I find a series starter for him. He'll come out of his den halfway through the holidays and glare at me. Muttering. I always ask what's wrong and he always slams the completed book down on the kitchen table. 'Another  damn series' he complains. So I trudge over to the bookstore or library to get him any available books. Sign up for pre-orders if there aren't any. Which of course is too much fuss over him and 'not worth it'. Silly man, doesn't he know I'd cross the Desert of Broken Glass for him?  

So anyway. Dad got me good. Our neighbourhood had a massive garage sale recently. Dad went walkabout and came back with what he calls 'one o them girl-fighter, vampire-funny books' (paranormal) he thought I might like.  I should have known by the grin. It was the first in a series. 

Damn it. 

And yes, I went out and bought the rest in the series. What's the book? Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning. 

Good one Dad. See you next week. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tea and jam

Some of the best things about living in a farming Mecca. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

It is a birthday tradition for my brother and I to go see a movie together. There wasn't anything we wanted to see in July so we waited for Guardians. I must confess, I did not know anything about these Marvel characters. I found I liked that.

I really enjoyed Star Lord/Peter Quill's character. He's not perfect at his job but has messed up enough times to know what to expect and smart enough to bring along tools to adapt. He's not overly clownish either. And there is a kick-ass female character( Gamora), Bradley Cooper is fantastic as the anger management-rejected Rocket, and I was so taken with Drax's character I completely missed Nathan Fillion's cameo. About halfway through the movie I had totally forgotten the comic book origins or trying glean any info on the Avengers new flick. I was caught up in the story. Well played Marvel. Well done. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Thumb testing 1 2 3

The grapes are starting to ripen on the vine and soon it'll be vino time here in the valley. I know I know. Not so exciting to most people but there are few things I missed more than fresh summer fruits and veggies when I lived up north.

Dear Interweb...I am still here

So, before everyone shouts and wags their fingers at me, I already know I've been absent a fair bit.

1. Cancer scares abounded. Still don't know what exactly is wrong with a certain part of my anatomy, so I have to go for more tests, but we've eliminated cancer.

2. I had a birthday and it was ugly. My cousin's wedding was on the day. Lovely ceremony. Hottest day and it was an outdoor wedding at 4pm. That's when it gets the hottest around here folks. I know I like romance and all but I hate weddings. I'm horrible at weddings. I can only supress my evil side for so long at a wedding and then I have to leave. Because I want to continue to be a participating member of the human race, after all. And I was sweating buckets under my skirt. Not nice.

3. I got a new phone. I know, that doesn't mean I can ignore my computer, but I take a long time figuring out technology. And I was fighting getting a new phone for so long.


Now, please excuse me, I have to get back to my writer's block.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Nano ya know!

So here's my attempt at a Nano calendar...

Friday, October 4, 2013

Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada: Time for the Writing Retreat

Check out this post! I cannot wait for the retreat this year! Finally have own camera so own pictures will be up and on the FB soon! Squee! Yes, that last pic in this article is me:)

Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada: Time for the Writing Retreat: by  Julia Phillips Smith It's October -- and you know what that means. Writing retreat time is upon us! Let all the world r...