Sunday, February 9, 2014

A to Z Tip, Stephen Hawking Sci-Fi Matters, and Moonless Book Release Blogfest

A to Z Get A Theme: Want to make the A to Z Challenge a snap? Get a theme as soon as possible. Then open a Word doc and type the 26 letters vertically. Select topics for each letter. Then select a final topic per letter and pre-write a post every other day. Keep them shot and simple. Mine will only be about 100 words each. By the time A to z comes around, most if not all of you posts are finished.
What to Watch: Stephen Hawking Sci-Fi Matters: Check out this new series on the Discovery Science Channel. Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters brings to the screen for the first time celebrated short stories from the world's most highly regarded science fiction writers, dealing with many of the most powerful and controversial current issues.
Host Professor Stephen Hawking will introduce the series of 1-hour films. A preeminent roster of writers and directors will offer their interpretations of these legendary authors' bold and compelling stories.
Moonless Book Release Blogfest:

In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

So here's the question: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.) 

My Answer: Wow! Hmmmm .... let me think. Hope wifey isn't reading this. Okay, it's a toss up. So I'll gave to go with both. In an impossible attempt to decide between the age old question: Ginger or May Ann, I'll just have to move to Utah and take them both. Thanks Mom and Dad!  

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