• Alan Rickman,  Celebrate the Small Things

    Celebrate the Small Things

    Hosted by Lexa Cain, this is a great weekly chance to talk about the small things worth celebrating in life! This week, I’m celebrating: Well, many of you have probably already heard the terribly sad news about the death of Alan Rickman. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you also probably know that he is my favourite actor (and that’s not a light statement at all). I’m heartbroken by the news, and so I am spending today celebrating the legacy of his work by watching his films all day. The hard part will be deciding what to watch, =) What are you celebrating this week?

  • Alan Rickman,  Celebrate the Small Things,  Holidays,  Nightmare on Query Street,  Writing

    Celebrate the Small Things

    Hosted by Viklit, this is a great weekly chance to talk about the small things worth celebrating in life! This week, I’m celebrating: The agent round for Nightmare in Query Street was this week, and it ended up being amazing. I got 4 requests, and had a ton of fun on Twitter with the other contestants/mentors/cheerleaders! It’s Halloween! We’re not actually doing anything more than handing out candy and watching some horror movies (the latter of which is fairly typical of any given night around here), but it’s still a fun day, =) Tomorrow is November 1st, which means it’s Die Hard Day. We start our holiday movie watching in…

  • Alan Rickman,  Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Save-A-Word Saturday (22)

    The rules run thusly: 1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with…

  • Alan Rickman,  Film,  Reviews

    In Which I Finally Get Around to Reading Jane Austen

    So here’s my story.  I was an English major in university, which I am sure comes as no surprise seeing as how I write and am a librarian (hey, at least I’ve always been consistent!)  So anyways, going into university, I’d never read anything by Jane Austen…in fact, I hadn’t ever even thought about it.  When I was in university, I was only ever assigned two Austen works to read—Northanger Abbey, and Emma. In all fairness, I actually did read Northanger Abbey.  However, I wasn’t at all interested in the book, and I didn’t even understand, while reading it, that it was supposed to be a satire of the gothic…

  • Alan Rickman,  Film,  Me,  Writing

    11 Questions

    I was lucky enough to be tagged by the lovely Tonja Drecker in the 11 Questions meme!  Below, I tell you 11 random things about me, and answer 11 random questions I was given.  Then, I tag some more people for the game, and pose my own questions! 11 things about me: ~ I hate crowds, which may have come from a time when I was little.  I was trying to feed some deer at an amusement park, and about fifty of them enveloped me, getting all aggressive to get the food I had. ~When I was in university, I won a scholarship from Kraft Dinner.  I had to say why…

  • Alan Rickman,  Film,  Me,  Writing

    Sticky Things

    There are always those moments in time, where something makes an impression on you so deeply that it stays imbedded in your mind always.  I’m not talking about the big things, the major life events or earth-shattering revelations.  What I’m talking about are the little things which seemingly have no significance, but which for some reason click with you, and stick.  I love these sticky things.  They are so random, and they are both completely unimportant and absolutely vital at the same time.  They add to our being, by giving us some forever connection to an experience that easily could have been lost in space and time.  You don’t realize…

  • Alan Rickman,  Writing

    Alan Rickman…and Tea.

    Okay, so if you know me at all, you know that I LOVE Alan Rickman.  So when I stumbled across this earlier today, I knew I had to share, =) Coincidentally, when I watched this, I was drinking tea.  Oh, and the real-time length? 16 seconds.  Ha! Anywho, I’ve sent a very few queries out, but am still kind of in the polishing stage of the manuscript.  (Did one of those ‘I’m Ready! *hit send* What was I thinking, it’s not ready!’ things).  So that is what’s going on with that.  And now…enjoy.