Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Book Trivia Night

A couple weeks ago, the night after Sara's event, we went to Book Trivia Night at the library.
We made a new friend, Jess. She came by herself and joined our team.

There were 9 rounds of trivia. Each round had 10 questions, and the rounds had different bookish themes, and the questions were about ALL variety of books. There were about 6 other teams, and in the end, WE WON!! We rocked!

Our prize was awesome! We each got a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

It was an exciting night, and I am still proud of us! Go team!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sara B. Larson Author Event

A couple weeks ago, my friends and I went to an author event! It has been a long time, and it was fun to get back to doing what we love.

Sara was at the Provo Library with Erin Summerill to talk about Sara's new book.

Erin played a few rounds of Truth or Dare with Sara. It was awesome! During the truths, Sara talked about her difficult pregnancy, and how her baby and book were taking all her brain power. She also talked about how social media has changed writing for her. She wants to get back to writing for her, and not for critics and fans.

The dares were hilarious!

The first dare was to act out animals from her book. She got on the floor and made noises.

The second dare was for Sara to act out a scene in her book with her fingers. I got a video of this, but it won't upload.

During the Q & A, Erin incouraged dares, and I dared Sara to do some moves from Swan Lake, we got some Dirty Dancing instead.

 Here is Sara and Erin signing our books.

For some reason, I can't find the picture with us and the authors. Oh well!
It was fun night!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fan Art Friday: Adam West

I have loved all the tributes to Adam West, especially the Batman signal in L.A. That was awesome! He was the best mayor of Quahog, the second best Batman, an amazing Gray Ghost, and the best pizza delivery guy! He will be missed.

What is your favorite Adam West character?

Feel free to click on the illustrations to check out more from these artists.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

What Alice Forgot

10029663Goodreads Synopsis:    What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over? 

Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. 

A knock on the head has misplaced ten years of her life, and Alice isn't sure she likes who she's become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice.

My Thoughts:

-    A-MAZ-ING! I loved it! I devoured it! I couldn't put it down! 

-    The writing and the story were so addicting. I couldn't stop reading, and when I did, I couldn't stop thinking about it. 

-    I was so immersed in the story, and I loved the characters. I feel like Alice and I are good friends now. We have gone through a lot together. 

-    The story really makes you think about life and the relationships you have with different people, like spouses, children, siblings, friends, etc.

-    I loved how the story tackled several issues, and it was real, and it was hopeful. It was so tactful and sensitive. 

-    The ending was perfect! 

-    Read this! All the hype is deserved! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol 1 - 3

10862575From Goodreads:    Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil! 

My Thoughts:

-    I've always wanted to read the Sailor Moon manga, so I'm excited I finally started.

-    I love that Sailor Moon is a gamer and goes to an arcade after school every day. 

-    I'm not okay with 14 year old girls being sexualized. I'm not okay with any girl being sexualized, but it is worse the younger they are. I really wish Usagi and her friends were older.

-    I love Luna. Every great manga has a fun snarky cat.

10912036Goodreads Says:    The mysterious Tuxedo Mask has revealed his identity, forcing Usagi to come to terms with her growing affections for the masked vigilante, all the while defending the people of Earth from renewed attacks by the sinister “enemy”. Everything threatens to overwhelm even Sailor Moon when suddenly a new Sailor Guardian appears. Could this new Guardian be the Moon Princess the Sailor Guardians are sworn to protect?

My Thoughts:

-    Why is Sailor Moon shocked that someone knows who she is? Her clothes don't change much, and she doesn't wear a mask all the time.

-    I think it is hilarious that Usagi is depicted as a bunny when her parents talk about her. 

-    I can definitely see how The Lunar Chronicles was influenced by Sailor Moon. Fun Fact: Marissa Meyer wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction before she published a book.

-    A lot about the characters is revealed in this volume. It was very interesting, and I'm enjoying the story. 

11251704From Goodreads:    Tuxedo Mask gone bad?! As more of her closest allies fall under the power of the evil Queen Beryl, Usagi comes closer to discovering the truth behind her past. The stage is set for an all-out battle for the fate of Earth between the Sailor Guardians and the forces of evil. But when the dust settles, a little girl calling herself “Usagi” falls from the sky and right into the arms of Mamoru. What is her connection to Sailor Moon and why does she want the Legendary Silver Crystal?

My Thoughts:

-    The first story line finished halfway through this volume. I would have been okay if that was the end of the manga, but I'm glad there is more. I liked the way everything wrapped up.

-    Chibi-Usa? She seems like bad news. 

-    I wish the girls were older than 14! They don't act or look like 14 year olds. Plus Sailor Moon found her soul mate. That shouldn't happen at 14. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Dads

Top Ten Favorite Dads in Literature

Hans Hubermann

Atticus Finch

Jean Valjean

Joe Vince
(I couldn't find a picture of of this character, but Bree said that David Tennant is Joe.)

Matthew Cuthbert

Pa Ingalls

Mr. Peggotty

Papa Bear

Bob Cratchit

Arthur Weasley