Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Mel & Lany

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 shows I Mel

Well, when I can remember or a new episodes.

1. Cities of the Underworld on History

2. Prison Break on FOX

3. Cold Case on CBS

4. Man vs. Wild on Discovery

5. Taboo on National Geographic

6. Jurassic Fight Club on History

7. Iditarod on Discovery

8. Miami CSI on CBS

9. Fringe on FOX

10. The Closer on TNT

11. The Big Bang Theory on CBS

12. The New Adventures of the Old Christine on CBS

13. Leverage on TNT (I plan to check it out.)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 serieses my kids are reading by Lany

1. Junie B. Jones by Junie B. Jones (the youngest)

2. Remnants by Katherine Applegate (I think it scares the oldest a little)

3. Charlie Bone (oldest)

4. Encyclopedia Brown (nearing the end of the series, Oldest)

5. The Three Investigators (oldest)

6. Deltora Quest (oldest)

7. The Unicorn Chronicles (oldest)

8. Avalon (if we can ever find the next set of books, oldest)

9. Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew (I think oldest still has more to read on them but might be wrong)
10. A-Z Mysteries (Oldest, they take her like two seconds but she HAD to check out a bunch of them)

11. Warriors—(oddly enough the youngest found a manga version of this and really liked it)

12. fairy books (not sure who’s reading them. I never see the youngest, who checked them out but the oldest talks about them)

13. Fudge books (though youngest has been taking a break from them)


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Scary Movies by Lany

1. Lost Boys
2. Scream
3. Pitch Black
4. It
5. Alien—I don’t actually like this one. It’s the scariest dang movie there ever was and will be
6. Ginger Snaps
7. Christine
8. Silence of the Lambs (human monsters)
9. Misery
10. Candyman
11. Nightmare on Elm Street
12. Urban legend
13. The Ring

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chat tonight

funny cat pictures & lolcats - don�t talk to me  i hasn�t had mah coffee
more animals

By tonight, I will have had my coffee! I'm chatting with Mari of Marissa Alwin and Melissa Lopex (aka Mel and Rissa) at 9 PM ESt. So come join us. We talk books, writing, whatever strikes our fancy. Chatroom link.

May the muses have plenty of coffee
Lany aka Mechele Armstrong

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 things on my desk right now by Lany

1. laptop

2. Diva Kitty

3. Youngest's school pictures

4. little stuffed bat from Dark-Hunter K-con bag from 2006 (I think)

5. Large Nagshead Postcard

6. Two Snoopy knicknacks, one is a globe, the other regular, both have Snoopy on his doghouse typing on his typewriter, "It was a dark and stormy night..."

7. the album I started for my writing career and the stack of stuff to go in it (need to work ont hat)

8. Picture of two friends. One I've known since 2nd grade, the other since middle school.

9. Picture of the youngest

10. Halloween party invitation for the oldest

11. Girl Scout tickets for High Five for 95, which is Saturday and celebrates the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouting

12. Several books, including Angela Knight's book Passionate Ink, a book on bondage, Suncatcher (a book on Madeleine L'Engle), and Janet Evanovich's book on writing

13. note reminding me Neurotic dog has to go to the vet *shudder*. She hates the vet


Saturday, October 04, 2008

It speaks for itself

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 challenged books that also make the top novels list by Lany

1. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
2. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
3. Beloved, Toni Morrison
4. The Lord of the Flies, William Golding
5. 1984, George Orwell
6. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
7. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
8. Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
9. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
10. Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
11. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
13 A Separate Peace, John Knowles I had to leave in the first reason it was challenged *blank blinks*: Challenged in Vernon-Verona-Sherill, NY School District (1980) as a "filthy, trashy sex novel."

Source: ALA

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