Sunday, May 21, 2017

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | May 21

I missed posting an update last weekend because my mom and I were in Houston all weekend at Comicpalooza. We originally had other plans in Houston, but C. Robert Cargill tweeted this:

Are you going to be in or around Houston this weekend? Because I will be! Come join me. Books! Posters! Movie chat!

which lead me to discover Comicpalooza was happening.

So I naturally we went. And yes, I did get to meet C. Robert Cargill!


He was so nice. (If you haven't read Dreams and Shadows, you really need to do something about that.)

I also met Bev Vincent. I regret not getting a picture with him, but he's actually the one taking the above photo of me, mom, and Cargill. He was super nice, too.

Mom and I were in and out of the convention because we still had the previous plans, but I managed to make it to quite a few panels. It was a great experience. Mom and I plan to go back every year.

Currently Reading



I'm pretty sure the only book I managed to read since I last posted is The Boy on the Bridge.

Current Distractions



Oh my gosh, The Babadook. I could talk about this movie forever. As a mom, this movie struck about 900 chords with me. It's going to be in my mind for a long time. Have you seen it?

Despite my husband being a huge comics/superhero movie fan, I don't watch many of the superhero movies. He's in heaven with what is happening at Marvel right now, but it's hit and miss for me. C. Robert Cargill (see above) co-wrote the screenplay for Dr. Strange and after listening to his panel at Comicpalooza, it was time to give it a watch. Dr. Strange was definitely more my cup of tea. There is a line in the movie talking about how the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers and the sorcerers (like Dr. Strange) protect it against more mystical threats. YES! That is more my side of things. I hope there will be more movies along those lines.

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading (or watching) this week or leave me some links!


This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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38 comments:

  1. That is awesome you had a good time at the convention!! Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Wow, Comicpalooza looks like fun. And yes, The Babadook was creepy right? That ending too. Enjoy your week.

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    1. Comicpalooza was a great time. The Babadook! Yes, it was scary. I want so much to do a lot of spoiler talk right now about that ending!

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  3. You met C. Robert Cargill!!! That's so exciting! He looks like such a nice guy. :)

    I keep saying I'm reading The Boy on the Bridge next, as soon as I finish American Gods, but I've made zero progress on that and instead keep starting other books. lol

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    1. Good luck with American Gods! I never was able to finish that one. Hopefully there is a point that sucks you in.

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  4. We watched The Babadook when it first came out and really liked it. I was surprised at how good it was and I love discovering little horror gems like that one. Sounds like you and your mom had a blast. My Mom and I don't have tons in common so it's neat you guys can do things like that. Hope you have a wonderful week. Did you see The Girl With All the Gifts movie yet?

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    1. We had a great time. I'm lucky that we are into a lot of the same things. She's the one I actually watched The Babadook with when we got back into town.

      I did finally see The Girl with All the Gifts!

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  5. Glad to see you had a great time at the convention and got to meet your favorite author. I hope you enjoy your books and have a wonderful week. Happy reading! :)

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  6. That is wonderful you had a great time at the convention with your mother, great photo. Enjoy your new reads and have wonderful day.

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  7. Visiting from the Sunday Post Link up! I have not seen Babadook, but I loved the imagery in Dr. Strange! I have never been hugely into comic books either, but we have been going to our local Comicons, so I'm getting more into it. It is exciting to meet celebs/creators at them, and so nice when they turn out to be great people! I have listened to some of M R Carey's Felix Castor series and really enjoyed it, so I need to give his other work a try. Have a great week!

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    1. I've never had the chance to go to one of the conventions before so I'm very excited about it all. :)

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  8. Comicpalooza sounds fabulous! Glad you got to meet some people. I haven't seen Dr. Strange yet but I definitely want to!

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    1. I would be curious to hear what you think of Dr. Strange, Greg.

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  9. Whoa, I didn't know The Girl With All the Gifts had a sequel! I somehow have two copies of it, but haven't finished it yet. I need to get on that, it seems like exactly my type of book, and now that I know there's a sequel, I really should read it.

    Hope you have a great week!
    https://daniereadsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/the-sunday-post-1/

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  10. Comicpalooza sounds like so much fun! Glad you loved it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  11. So cool that you got to meet Cargill! I have yet to read any of his books (though I want to) and I had no idea that he co-wrote the Dr. Strange screenplay, that's so awesome!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'm so glad things worked out the way they did. You definitely need to check out his books. He has Sea of Rust coming out soon. Maybe that one!

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  12. I have never been to a comic convention. There is one in Denver every year but so far no authors I really need to meet have showed their face.

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    1. Maybe this year! There were a lot of authors at comicpalooza, but we were pressed for time. :/ Next year we won't have so many plans.

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  13. I've been distracted by hosting a rummage sale and getting ready to move all while finishing up my final school year as a teacher. I can wait to get settled and have more time to read in June. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I didn't realize this is your final year! Wow... you read so much while working, you are really going to impress me soon.

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  14. The convention sounds amazing so good to hear you met up with some of your favs, and all unexpected as well.

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  15. Sounds like you had fun. :)

    My husband is home. My daughter had two pieces in her school's art show. And we got new cement poured at the bottom of our stoop. Come see what I'm reading.

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  16. I need to read The Boy On The Bridge. It's just sitting on my Kindle. One day. I'm not a mom but a The Babadook blew me away. It was incredibly deep for a horror movie. I liked it. I also liked Dr Strange. More than I thought i would.

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    1. The Babadook was so deep. It's going to haunt me for a long time.

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  17. The Babadook looks cool! It sounds like you had an awesome week! Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  18. Hey! The photo turned out pretty well! Nice to meet you both, too.

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    1. Hi! The photo is great. You have excellent photography skills. :) I'm so glad you left a comment. It was great to meet you.

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