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Monday Blahs

I started watching the first few episodes of Simon and Simon yesterday. Now I remember why I loved this show as a kid… and why I had such a crush on A.J. Simon (Jameson Parker). In fact, I think I have a bigger crush now. I’ve always loved detective shows, and wish they still made them like they did in the 80s: Simon and Simon, Remington Steele, Murder She Wrote, Moonlighting, Hart to Hart, Magnum PI. Though with shows like Monk and Psych on USA, I can still get my fix of new and fresh quality private detective shows. Meanwhile, between seasons, I’m re-watching the classics.

I finished another commissioned drawing this weekend, and started working on one for fun of Mal (Nathan Fillion) and Inara (Morena Baccarin) from Firefly. As you can see, I haven’t finished. Mal and Inara look like they’ve gotten in a fist fight and both have black eyes.
I’ll, hopefully, be posting the finished version tomorrow.

And I started reading Dean and Me this weekend. I’m already loving this book. Emotional and heart-felt, Jerry Lewis wrote a loving memoir of their time together.

TGIF

Since I can’t think of anything to blog this morning, Friday 5 lists these questions:

1. What is one thing you always have with you?
A paperback book in my purse. Currently, it’s The Spider Stone.
2. What are two things on your night-table (or next to your bed)?
A cup of water and my alarm.
3. What are three things you learned in the last seven days?
Heinlein isn’t my favorite author.
I have some really great friends that would do anything for me.
And that I need to lean on God more.
4. What are four things parents always have to tell you?
“It’s only money.”
“Don’t burn any bridges.” (My mother’s favorite phrase when talking about guys I don’t want to date.)
“Do you need anything?”
“Call me when you get home, so I know you’re safe.”
5. What are five things you paid for in the last month?
Food
Comics/Books
Car loan & college loan
Utility bills
Mortgage

Fun Stuff:

If you’re bored, check out this site for some fun pumpkin carving ideas: ExtremePumpkins.com



And Dirk Benedict in Battlestar Funtopia!

Fans of the classic Battlestar Galactica will love this.
Saw this YouTube video on a forum that I visit. It’s is very funny, but just to warn you (if you’re watching at work) there is a little swearing. It looks to be a TV pilot for a show called Paine Management. This episode stars Dirk Benedict and Corbin Bernsen.

Thursday Thirteen and Quitters

So, I’m a quitter. I’m sorry Bellezza. I did last as long as I could. I read, skimmed, and eventually skipped my way to about halfway through the book. Then I skipped to the end of the book, looking to see if it got any better. But I just can’t finish The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I struggled through the difficult language and politics discussion as long as I could. It’s just not as action or adventure oriented as I’m used to. It’s definitely heavy on conversation. It’s funny, because I can read books on apologetics and theology and not get bored, but when I read a science fiction book I guess it has to have more than just dialog and ideas. But I hope the rest of you enjoy it! I’m glad I tried though. Don’t get me wrong. I can say I at least gave Heinlein a shot. And now, I’ll get back to my action-packed favorite new series – Rogue Angel: The Spider Stone.

Oh, and I forgot to mention I finished the October Challenge a couple of days ago. The last book that I finished, The Nephilim, was too cheesy to even review.

And now, onto Thirteen of My Favorite Current Series of Books:

1. Rogue Angel, by Alex Archer
2. The Noble Dead Series, by Barb and J.C. Hendee by Joss Whedon
3. Runaways, by Brian K. Vaughan (being taken over by Joss Whedon)
4. Diagnosis Murder, by Lee Goldberg
5. The Undead Series, by MJ Davidson
6. Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon
7. Southern Vampire Series, by Charlaine Harris
8. Star Trek: The Next Generation Novels, by various authors
9. Stargate: SG-1 and Atlantis Novels, by various authors
10. Battlestar Galactica Continuation Novels, by Richard Hatch
11. Half-Blood Chronicles, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. (The forth book has been listed as “in progress” on Lackey’s website for a while now. But who knows if there will really be any more since Norton passed away. I’m still hoping!)
12. Cece Caruso Mysteries, by Susan Kandel
13. Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series, by Julie Kenner

Serenity’s Nathan Fillion to Guest Star on Lost!

Serenity star Nathan Fillion guest-stars on the Nov. 8 episode of ABC’s hit series Lost, “I Do,” which also marks the decision by Kate (Evangeline Lilly) to hook up with either Jack (Matthew Fox) or Sawyer (Josh Holloway). Fillion will play a character named Kevin in the episode, which is the last new one for a while as the series takes a 13-week hiatus, returning in February.

In “I Do,” Jack makes a decision regarding Ben’s (Michael Emerson) offer, Kate feels helpless when it looks like an angry Pickett (Michael Bowen) is going to make good on his threat to kill Sawyer, and Locke (Terry O’Quinn) discovers a hidden message that may guide him through the next steps on his journey to unlocking the secrets of the island.

Source: Sci Fi Wire

The Legend of Banzai Maguire

The Legend of Banzai Maguire by Susan Grant was a nonstop fun thrill ride.

Bree “Banzai”Maguire is an Air Force pilot whose plane, while flying over North Korea, gets shot down. From there, the action and adventure doesn’t stop. Banzai gets captured and wakes up 170 years in the future. This earth of the future has two major world powers, and neither democratic. These futuristic explanations can sometimes be difficult to understand and rationalize. But Grant gives us a reasonable account that’s pretty easy to grasp. Banzai soon realizes that a group of freedom fighters has chosen her as their symbol of hope.

The Legend of Banzai Maguire is considered an action-romance book. Though, it’s considerably heavier on the science fiction/action side.

This book is just the first of five in the 2176 miniseries. The first and fifth are written by Susan Grant. Unfortunately, this first book leaves you hanging enough to want to know what happens in their fight for freedom, so I’m off to pick up the next in the series!

Another Book Meme


Total number of books owned:

Probably around a thousand… maybe two.

Last book bought:
Actually, the last book that I got was free! I won Rogue Angel: The Spider Stone on Gena Showalter’s blog.

Last book read:
The Artifact, by Kevin J. Anderson.

Five books that mean a lot to you:
1. The Bible. Of course, it’s more than just a book.

2. The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis. This series has been a favorite since I was a child. And not only are they wonderful stories, but powerful Christian allegories as well.

3. When God Whispers Your Name, by Max Lucado. I read this in high school, and it had a powerful impact on me and my walk.

4. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. My favorite book of all time. My favorite passage from the book:

5. The Nancy Drew series, by Carolyn Keene. I have always loved to read. But when I started reading these in grade school, it took my passion to another level. They had a strong female role model, fun mysteries, and there was always a happy ending.

Heroes Update:
Make sure you check out this week’s online graphic novel for more on Niki’s husband D.L., who can obviously walk through walls (and handcuffs). It looks like Niki’s “Hyde” persona might be responsible for the killings and framing of her husband.