I have a good friend who really hates scary movies. She grew up with two older brothers, who loved watching slasher films--Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street movies. As an adult, she couldn't even bear to watch The Sixth Sense without being told exactly what would happen next. I can't stand slasher… Continue reading S is for Slasher, Scary, or Spooky?
Girl meets vampire. Girl loses vampire and settles for wolf instead. Or phantom. Or hybrid. Or shapeshifter. Paranormal romance is a bit of strange concept. But it's incredibly popular. For those who aren't quite sure what a paranormal romance is, it's a genre that amalgamates romance, speculative, fantasy, and horror. I may not be getting… Continue reading P is for Paranormal Romance (and #Preorder)
My first up-close and personal experience with an owl was during an excursion to Australia, while visiting a wildlife preserve. During a falconry exhibit, the owl flew to the handler's arm, retrieved his mouse snack, and then returned to a perch above my head. Seconds later, the hind-end of a mouse landed on the bleachers… Continue reading O is for Owls
At least twice in the past three months, I’ve woken up screaming. Not that I do this often, but when I do, it's usually because I'm dreaming about someone chasing me or I'm running from something and trying to scream but can't. It's always unsettling to hear myself scream in the middle of the night.… Continue reading N is for Nightmares
I have very eclectic tastes in movies. I'm a huge fan of historical films, and I probably watch mysteries (contemporary or historical) more than anything else. Last year, a mentor asked me to name my top three movies, claiming the exercise would tell me something about myself that I probably didn't know. I thought about… Continue reading M is for Movies