Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

It time to join up with Jennifer at Crazy for Books! Discover new book blogs and make new friends with her fun Book Blogger Hop.

This week's stirring question: What’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

My answer: I cannot get into romance novels plain and simple. I'm also getting a little burned out on paranormal but I'm still reading them.

I feel a review coming next week for

Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson!

And finally, if you have never heard of Comic Con, read about it here.

Comic Con 2011

For the past few years San Diego has been home to Comic Con. When I first moved here in 2000, I kept hearing about it but I really wasn't quite sure what it was. Let me tell you that it's a phenomenon and grows substantially each year.

The convention has grown so huge that the city of San Diego had to fight last year to keep it here. Alas, when the contract is up, I am sure it will move only because we do not have the facilities large enough to accommodate it anymore.

Packed exhibit space

The craziness that is Comic Con

The Twilight folks were there for interview sessions, photo ops, autographs and a few sneaky peaks of Breaking Dawn.

Take a look!

The premiere of Cowboys and Aliens was not in LA or New York but right here in San Diego!

Red carpet photos!
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Daniel Craig

the BIG news for me was confirmation that Jurassaic Park IV is in the works!


"We have a story," Spielberg said. "A writer is currently working on the treatment for [that story]...and the hope is to see Jurassic Park 4 in the next 2 or 3 years."

My advice to everyone?


And that's another Comic Con for the books.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Hi fellow book bloggers! I'm a little late to the book party but better late than never right? Jennifer at Crazy for Books hosts this fun meme and it gives us the chance to discover new book blogs and party with friends.

This week’s question comes from Veronica who blogs at: Read Books, Have Fun:

How/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like paperbackswap?

My Answer: I have built up my library mainly from library book sales. They sell books starting at FREE to a quarter, 50 cents and $1. Very affordable for me and the money goes to a good cause.

Enjoy the fun of discovering new book blogs!

And before I forget, you can tune in tonight to get the back story on the creator of Harry Potter! I am planning to plant myself in front of the TV tonight at 8pm for Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story on the Lifetime Channel.

The gato and I will be enjoying the movie with a big bowl of popcorn and kitty treats! The movie, by the way, repeats on Saturday night.

Expecto Patronum!

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's Summer

I hope you will join with me and the Gato and pull up a chair (or hammock!) in the shade along with a tall cool drink and let's talk books!

While the Gato and I have been missing from the book blogging world that doesn't mean we haven't been reading. The Gato himself enjoyed Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats.

As for myself I read a million and one chicklits but sadly can only recommend two of them. If you enjoy chicklit try The First Assistant (a follow up to The Second Assistant) by Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare. Both books are fun and a kind of insider's look into the Hollywood PR machine.

My niece loves Emily Griffin's books so I found Something Blue at The Friend's of the Library book sale a while back. Finally got around to reading it...what took me so long? It's a great book.

I also discovered Perri O'Shaughnessy's thrillers. Perri O'Shaughnessy is actually two people, sisters to be precise, Mary and Pamela O'Shaughnessy. They have created a great character in attorney Nina Reilly, you'll enjoy Unlucky in Law.

I read quite a few cozy mysteries especially The Cat Who books by Lilian Jackson Braun. I love revisiting with James Qwilleran and his two Siamese Koko and Yum Yum not to mention all the folk that live in the ficticious town of Pickax located in Moose County "40 miles north of everywhere." To read my review of two Cat Who books click here. Sadly the 97 year old Ms. Jackson Braun passed away last month. You can read about her passing as reported in the New York Times. I shall miss her cozy writing style.

And finally, the Gato and I would like to welcome the newest member to the Book Fiend's Gallery, Mr. Tux Twist. Tux, short for Tuxedo, was recently adopted and enjoys catnip cocktails, sci-fi movies (he is excited about the return of Torchwood), Captain America, and YES an evening walk with his family. Enjoy this little photo tribute featuring Tux!

Dolores, come outside and check this out, you won't believe it?
Whatchu talkin' 'bout Willis?
It's dang near the craziest thing I eva seen!
A cat on a leash, why I never!

Can a cat have some privacy?

I spy...

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
It's good to be back!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The gato and I would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!

Have fun!