*Trigger warning: Sexual assault and violence mentioned*
We didn’t get to talk to Noah for a few days since you know, his sister was just murdered. I’ve heard people need a bit of space after traumatic things like that happen. We had to wait the respectful amount of time, which felt like years instead of days. Eventually, we got to talk to Noah. Henry and I drove to the Starbucks in the next town over where we were set to meet Noah. I was nervous as all get out. Butterflies were threatening to fly right out of my stomach.
I just got back from Y’allFest! Woo! It was amazing as always. Lots of books, lots of fellow book nerds, and lots of authors! If you haven’t heard of Y’allFest, it’s a young adult book festival in Charleston, SC. There are book signings, author panels, ARC (advanced reading copy) giveaways, and so much more! It’s an amazing event and this is my 3rd year going and it just gets better and better each year. I love going to get tons of books and attend a few panels, but mostly I like going to experience the amazingness of the YA book community. There’s so many people there and while you wait in line for an ARC or for a panel or signing, you strike up conversations about books and life and you end up with a new friend and a few more book recommendations. It’s honestly just so wonderful. I highly, highly recommend this festival. On another hand, since I just got back, I decided to share my Y’allFest haul with you guys! So here’s a list of the top 10 ARC’s* I got from Y’allFest!
The geek world mourns today, as we say goodbye to a legend, Mr. Stan Lee. Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he used the name Stan Lee on his first comics, so that he could write “real” stories under his given name later in life. Turned out, he had such a unique take on his superheroes at the time– making them flawed and diverse– that he became the biggest name in the industry. He is best known for creating iconic Marvel characters like Spiderman and the X-Men, and for his cameo appearances in all of the modern films (currently as the Watcher in the Avengers series).
In July of 2017, Stan lost his wife of 70 years to complications with a stroke. He is survived by his daughter Joan, who is named after her.
September 2017, I had the great pleasure of meeting Stan at Dragon Con. I remember feeling super intimidated that I was about to meet a legend, and the moment he spoke in that familiar voice, I knew I was doing something incredibly rare and special. But despite my fears, he was such a nice guy and one of the kindest celebrities I’ve met to date.
Stan, you will be deeply missed by myself and the rest of the geek community.
Yeah, I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. And no, I’m not one of those Christmas-season-begins-the-day-after-Halloween crazies. But I am a realist; and there’s a tiny window before the crazies descend upon the good merch and clear it out. (I’m speaking from experience. I waited until the last minute last year and had to settle for a Target Star Wars sweater when I really wanted a suit covered in leg lamps.) So if you want to impress at this years office Christmas party, read on and buy some of this epic stock before December first. You can thank me later. Continue reading →
It’s Fall, y’all! There’s finally a chill in the air and the leaves are showing their true colors. Apple cider is readily available, the kiddos are dressed up in their cutest costumes, the grownups are dressed in their geekiest gear, and there’s candy EVERYWHERE. I absolutely adore this time of year. Fall is my favorite season. In no small part because right about now, my witch obsession is not considered weird. Since the witching season is finally upon us, here’s a list of 5 of the best witching families to revisit this time of year.