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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32 comments:

  1. That answer is cheating! Besides, Mary Ann, all the way.

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  2. lol... ;)
    I'd pick Johnny Depp! (no surprises)

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  3. Fun answer. I'm excited for Crystal.

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  4. Daniel Craig. Nuff said.

    :-)

    Take care
    x

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  5. This made me laugh so hard I could barely listen to the umpteenth replay of the series.

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  6. This is a fun Blogfest. Some of the answers people say are hilarious.

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  7. Now I need to Google Ginger and May Ann!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    xx

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    1. Suzanne, I hope I'm not dating myself with the Mary Ann / Ginger reference.

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  8. LOL! Hey, if you can handle two, more power to you. ;)

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  9. I really thought you would be a MaryAnn guy. I write my letters in my planner and do a brief outline for each one. Except I haven't picked my theme yet.

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    1. Susan, can't wait to see your theme! I'm sure it will be great.

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  10. LOL, Stephen! I'm glad a guy participated, it's generally considered such a girly subject. :)

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  11. Stephen Hawking pretty well blows my mind when I start thinking about what he says. Sounds like a good show that I'll probably forget to watch.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Lee, I concur. There are lots of good shows I miss. Just don;t have the time.

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  12. Ginger and Mary-Ann! I love it! If they were one woman, you'd be set. ;)

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  13. Or I can forget about moving to Utah and move on out to that deserted island that no one can find, even thought it's a short distance from Hawaii. I always got a laugh out of that.

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  14. Ha! Now that's a great way to answer that age old question. :)

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  15. Either one would be great. You'll have some Big Love in Utah.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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  16. You didn't get any choice in the matter. It was whomever your parents considered the most suitable and socially acceptable. If you were a woman, you got even less say in the matter. So long as the prospective groom was wealthy and socially acceptable, didn't matter if he had one foot in the grave, was a sadist, a philanderer or anything else, if the financial agreements were up to par, you'd had it.

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    1. Jo, for those who neglect to study history, they will never understand just how well off we are today. Let's hope we are not doomed to repeat history.

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  17. pick Ginger... !! besides, only the reformed Mormons in Utah would allow that...and Tim Bothell will amen that...otherwise - good luck!

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  18. LOL; I would have expected choices more of the science realm. Way cool Stephen.

    ........dhole

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    1. Nope. Guys are guys regardless of what field they are in.

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  19. ^^ What Donna said! I definitely expected science-y choices!

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  20. Nice choices.
    They have huge...attributes!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Heather

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  21. LOL... That's was always a tough one for me too, Stephen!

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  22. Hahaha Mary Ann and Ginger would be the yang to my ying. O something to that. One needs that balance in life. Times two.

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  23. Solid advice for the Challenge. Funny you should fall for MaryAnn and Ginger. I suppose you want to be marooned on a desert isle with them too :)

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  24. Hi Stephen .. I don't think I can do my A-Z posts in 100 words .. I admire all those who can ... I do try and keep them short - fail usually!

    Not sure who I'd get set up with ... I've never been able to decide! Cheers Hilary

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