Friday, March 27, 2015

Favorite Things!

Favorite things for this week:


3. Alex Ovechkin dressed as Alexander the Great with a hockey stick and a horse with emo bangs. Snagged from Russian Machine Never Breaks.

2. The Official Return of The X-Files! To celebrate, a vintage picture of David Duchovny wearing a teacup.


1. Marian Hossa celebrating his daughter Mia's birthday with his family. All together now: D'awwwwwww!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Favorite Things--Video Edition!



An exuberant 1-year-old American bulldog mix named King interrupts the weather report on live TV, possibly in search of steak treats.


This pit bull loves when his daddy sings to him.



Jonathan Toews buys Girl Scout cookies and fails at ironing. Also there is a puppy.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Favorite Things Friday the THIRTEENTH!!

This week's Favorite Things.


Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Jimmy Fallon photobomb people at the Super Bowl.


http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2015/02/09/alex-ovechkin-presents-car-to-washington-ice-dogs-ann-schaab-calls-him-my-boyfriend-photos/

Alex Ovechkin donates a car to the Washington Ice Dogs of the American Special Hockey League. You gotta read this whole story. It's worth it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/australias-oldest-man-sweaters-penguins-oil_n_6660962.html


I know this one's been all over, but dude! The oldest man in Australia knits TINY TINY sweaters for TINY TINY penguins to help them recover from oil spills. If that doesn't make your heart all squishy I don't know what will. (Also, one of these penguins needs a Pens jersey. Get on that, oldest man in Australia!)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Cover Reveal! And some Book Recs

Drum roll, please....

Below is the cover for my upcoming release, Summoning Sebastian, from Samhain. It'll be coming out this August. It's a followup to Necromancing Nim. If you read Nim, you'll know there were some loose ends left behind. This book ties them up.


And some book recs. I did some editing work on both of these, and they're both very good, very involving stories.

http://www.amazon.com/Thine-Kingdom-Marilyn-Gardiner-ebook/dp/B00T54Z53Y 

When the mine waste dam above them broke, it scoured the entire valley clean of all vegetation and many inhabitants. Almost every family lost a loved one or more, as well as their homes, gardens, and live stock. Worst of all they lost a sense of dependability and security. Life would never be the same. Clary Gibson was determined that her son, Ben, would not spend his adulthood deep in the coal mines of West Virginia digging for coal—like his ancestors. Her husband, a proud miner, wanted nothing more than having Ben join him in the mine. The marriage which had been rock solid, took a near fatal blow while they tried to put their lives back together, as well as cope with opposite dreams for their children. A very emotional, involving read. (Warnings for child loss.)

http://www.amazon.com/Turquoise-Life-Womans-Triumphant-Journey-ebook/dp/B00M8R0BU2

This is a really powerful book, but it can be difficult to read. If you have trigger issues, be sure to read the synopsis first to see if it might be an issue. I can disclose that it does have a happy ending. It's an amazing story about an amazing woman. It was a great honor to work with her to get her story out.




 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Favorite Things

My favorite things on the Internet this week are:

3. This mostly naked guy. His name is Cole Monahan and his Pinterest page is very...Pinteresting... Go check him out. (Possibly NSFW. Which is how we like it.)

https://www.pinterest.com/tornepl/cole-monahan/


2. These two idiots. Because they're awesome.



Chris Pratt and Chris Evans' Super Bowl bet has raised nearly $27,000 in total donations for the charities involved.



1. Alex Ovechkin. Sing "I Feel Pretty" while watching this .gif.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Reading Challenge Progress

A couple weeks ago I posted a link to a 2015 reading challenge from Modern Mrs. Darcey. I'm happy to report I've finished a book that qualifies for the list. Yes, I'm very proud of myself.

Anyway, for "Book from a genre you don't usually read," I read Fortunately, the Milk, by Neil Gaiman. Yes, it's an author I usually read, but in a different genre. It's a kids' book--I'm not sure what level. Not quite Middle Grade, I'd say. Anyway, it was super cute and entertaining and throws some shade at romantic vampires, so I was all good with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Neil-Gaiman-Fortunately-Milk-18/dp/B00HTJTSSK/


I'm also about halfway through a "book you've been meaning to read," so I'll report on that when I finish it.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Things on the Internet

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I am very easily amused.

3. This video of three dogs acting as ball boys at a tennis match in New Zealand.




Here's another link with a bit more information.



2. This photo gallery of superheroes and other familiar faces posed for classical Flemish-style portraiture. (via OpenCulture.)



1. Because Favorite Things would be incomplete without a hockey reference, this gif of Marian Hossa taping his stick (not a euphemism).