Not A Harry Potter Post

Here it is! Finally a post that is not about Harry Potter.

I finished my annotated bibliography and got it turned in. Woooo! I have never written a paper that will (hopefully) be 22 pages. I’m not gonna lie, even though I’m a writer 22 pages of not creative writing is very daunting. However, bright side, my annotated biblee was 5 pages long. That’s right. FIVE FREAKING PAGES! It’s time to take a little breather.

So sure, even though I’m reading the last HP book, I am taking a break (sorta).

What’s been going on in the world since I OD-ed on HP?

Well, (and here’s where the sorta plays in) J.K. Rowling announced her plans for publishing a new book. I’m not aure about you all out there in web-world, but I’m a bit on the fence about this. I’m worried it will be like seeing your favorite actor in the behind the scenes feature on the DVD – it kills the spell that the movie could be real. I’m really excited to see what she does and what else her amazing mind can produce… BUT at the same time, it almost breaks the spell. I will wait to make up my mind when we know more about this new book.

Also I have realized that I don’t have enough time to read all the books I want to read: The Hunger Games, Cinder, The Fault in Our Stars… not to name all the books I’ve procured over the years that I still haven’t gotten to. But, I think I can make time for some audiobooks… esp when they are handpicked and produced by Neil Gaiman. Why has it taken me so long to find this? Neil Gaiman Presents? Check it out here. Such good fun.

Thirdly, I can finally access my former college professor’s blog on my home computer. Why did it not work before? I don’t know… BUT, I have a link to it in my blog roll. He always has fun tidbits and news about fantasy, writing, and other things. I really think you should check it out.

Lastly, Castle had my favorite episode on last night. It was all new and all awesome. Castle + fairy tale characters being murdered = some good monday night fun. Also, the other week Nathan Fillion (Mr. Rick Castle himself) was on Jimmy Kimmel. You can check out both episodes on the network webpage.

So that’s what I got right now. I have another clip to share with you all, but you’ll have to wait until next time :0)

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One of THOSE weeks…

You may be asking yourself, “Hey, you’re (usually) pretty awesome about updating your blog on a regular basis…wtf?” 

Or you might not. I’m not sure how many days its been since I last posted. 
So this is one of those posts where I assure you that I am still alive. See —> I’m alive!
This week has been crazy. I am a creature of the night (but not in the Rocky Horror way… just saying) but for work, I have had to get up at 5:00 am. That’s right. I wake up before the sun. I go to bed after the sun. Stupid, lazy sun… So, this new “morning person” thing has really thrown a wrench into my life. I’m not complaining. In some ways it’s super nice to have gotten in 4 hours of work by 10:00 am. Huzzah! Granted, it does come at a cost. My creative hours have now become sleeping hours. I hope I will adjust.
What else has made this week crazy? The extra stress of classes. I had no idea that taking two online classes was going to be such a balancing act. I mean, I finish my work, get all excited that I’m done, and then realize… oh no I’m not. There is ALWAYS something to work on. And, I don’t want to go into it (because I’ve moved on) but since it’s a creative writing class, and so much depends on other students being responsible and getting their stuff posted on time, it’s horribly annoying when people just don’t meet the deadline. Yes, I’ve been told they have had technical problems. But, I would like to point out — we have everyone’s e-mails. So, if you can’t post something in time (for whatever reason) don’t wait and figure out how to post it three days later but 30 minutes before the critique is due. No, send out a damn e-mail and let your classmates know. Is that too much to ask? For graduate school, I think not.
OH! Good things about this week 1) Castle Season 4 started Monday night AND 2) Castle Season 3 was released on DVD Tuesday. 
I love my escape. 
Also, I have been reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and so far I’m a fan. Not just of the story but of the formatting of the novel. It’s like a grown-up picture book in a lot of ways. When I post a “formal” review I’ll include some snapshots with it. 
So, there’s my update. Hopefully I’ll post some fun stuff soon. Keep reading!

Why I Love Castle (Part 1)

Yes, this is at least a two part post. ‘Why?’ you may ask. Because I don’t have time to delve into all of the reasons why I love the TV show… but I will give you a snippet. And yes, I think all you literary people out there will appreciate it.

I have to paint a picture for you since I can’t find one…
Castle and Detective Beckett walk into a therapist’s office to look at the murder scene. The body is sprawled out on the couch and Dr. Parish (the medical examiner) is taking notes on the body. The body has been shot a few times; however, what really makes this body different is what is written on the face…

Dr. Parish: Looks like a patient lost his patience.
Castle: Also his command of grammar. You’re should be you-‘-re as in you are, that’s not even a tough one not like when to use who or whom.
Beckett: Do you really think that’s the take away here Castle?
Castle: I’m just saying whoever killed her also murdered the English language.
 
Bam! And that is why I love Castle. Well, one reason. Yes. It’s a dead body…but he’s totally right. Come on.. this plays back to my earlier post about the hamburger place I boycot at home. It really isn’t that difficult of a distinction. Your and you’re… please