All posts tagged: Memes

Would You Rather…? The Spooky Edition

As I have no post in place for today, and have no idea what to write about, and I haven’t been reading these last few days, I’m stealing this meme from Norrie over at Reading Under The Blankie, because she’s way cooler than I am! Thrillers or Supernatural(s)? Easy answer, thrillers. I just don’t read supernaturals, they tend to make me snort, laugh maniacally, or roll my eyes in despair. Ghosts or Zombies? Oh, come on, no brainer, it has to be ghosts. Ghosts are way cooler than brain-dead zombies. Talking to the dead, discussing Jane Harper’s latest release, asking what it’s like on the other side, does it snow, you know, that sort of thing … Vampires or Werewolves? Duh! Werewolves, they are after all, eh, my distant cousins twice removed on my mother’s side, through my Irish lineage—or am I think about my cousin’s Irish setter? Hmm … Witches or Demons? Probably demons, now I come to think about it. Given I love Dara a demon Djinn from S.A. Chakraborty’s THE CITY OF BRASS, and …

Sunshine Blogger Award

I’m joining the very funny Kiersten over at, Once Upon A Spine, who invited everyone who hadn’t previously been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, to answer her questions. Thank you, Kiersten, I don’t mind if I do. I’m sure my answers are not half way as funny as Kiersten, but here goes nothing … The Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog. The Questions: If you’re happy and you know it, do you clap your hands? Eh, maybe when I was 7 or 8 and I got a great birthday/Christmas present, but as someone born when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth, the answer now is, no! Which fictional character probably has the best shoe collection? Oh, come on, it’s got to be Dorothy … from …

List of Contents

I’m following in the footsteps of the very talented Margot over at, Confessions of a mystery novelist, who took up challenge by FitfulFearfulPhantasmal, to write a piece of Flash Fiction as a list of contents. My thanks to both for the inspiration. Here’s what I came up with. This is the official list of catalogued items found floating in the engine room aboard the Daedalus Space Station, by rescue workers. What has happened to missing engineer, Lt. Tony Cho. Main Engine Room: 1. Left glove of EXO suit 2. Acetylene torch and 4 mini gas canister (empty) 3. A single large feather 4. Re-breather mask (damaged) 5. Empty lead-lined class 4 container 6. Roll of fine tungsten steel cord 7. One Goddard magnetized plate 8. One Pistol-Grip spatial screwdriver 9. One ratchet trick tool 10. One ceramic cupeling container 11. Four partial teeth: human 12. One well-worn classic novel, 3 pages missing 13. One broken yellow pencil 14. Empty packet of wriggles gum Missing from Engine Room: 1. Two tungsten steel panels 4 x 4 …

Sunshine Blogger

The wonderful Vera over at, Unfiltered Tales, tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. For those of you who haven’t stopped by her blog, she writes a great review, loves all things psychological, is a rock climber who dislikes heights (and don’t we all) and is an all-round neat person to connect with. Show her some love! The rules are: • Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking to their blog • Answer their questions • Nominate a bunch of people you like! What’s the best book you’ve ever read? That’s easy, I’ve mentioned it before, Serpent’s Reach by C.J. Cherryh. It really is a very simple adventure story that, at the time, when I read it, had quite the effect on me. And I know reread it on a regular basis. What’s the worst book you ever read? Well, recently, that would have to be THE CUBAN AFFAIR, which is several hours of my life I will never get back, ever! Slow, boring, predictable, and just all around bad writing made this one …

Goodreads Monday

I saw this post by Inge at, The Belgian Reviewer, who I discovered through Vera at, Unfiltered Tales, and thought it a great way to start the week. Alas, I am once again late posting, given I’ve had a crazy day here, today. Anyway, the original post of Goodreads Monday was posted over at Lauren’s Pageturners. She writes: Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your links to the comments so that others can see what you picked. So here’s my choice: EMBERS OF WAR by Gareth L. Powell. I am a fan of Powell’s work, and his ability to spin a great story. He specifically writes science fiction, but while the backdrop might be space opera, or alien invasion, don’t be fooled, there is always so much more to Powell’s stories than meet the eye. He also writes strong female characters, which is refreshing, and has them at the fore …