Saturday, April 6, 2013
Flamingos, F-Words, Freivald and Fielder
[Theme for A to Z: An animal, an amusement, and an author] And posting fail... thought I scheduled it for THIS MORNING, but it had a PM on it, so here it is...
You know... there just aren't enough pink animals. Seriously. I mean can you name another? I understand flamingos are pink because they mostly eat shrimp... not a bad diet. I've never seen one in the wild, but I love the flamingos at the San Diego zoo.
A Bunch of F-Words. And by that, I mean Fitness, Fat, Fiber, Fishoil...
If you are just dropping by, as opposed to being a regular around here, you may not know, but I started doing Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year. I've lost 24 pounds, as of my 13 week weigh-in, so making progress. I'm walking a lot, but still haven't managed to make myself do more weights or stretching in—so spank me. But I am doing the things I HAVE to apparently.
Any of you working of fitness projects?
These boys are two of my ABNA buddies, great guys, both, and both have a couple books I could choose, so I thought I'd pick one from each and share with you a blurb...
Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald
High School Sucks. It's worse when you're dead.
Ohneka Falls is a small, Western New York town where everyone knows everyone and nothing of note happens. Ani Romero is a sixteen-year-old girl who wants to play sports, hang out, and kiss Mike, her middle-school crush. A childhood carrier of the zombie virus, she died at fourteen but didn't become a mindless, brain-eating monster. Her controlling mother forces her to join the emo crowd to hide her condition behind a wall of black clothes and makeup, and her friends abandon her.
When creeper Dylan learns her secret, he falls into obsession, with Ani and with death. She bites him in self-defense. Persecuted by the jocks and ignored by Mike, Ani struggles through the motions of life hoping her mother's research unveils a cure, or Dylan dooms them all to a hungry, walking death.
As her emo facade crumbles in the face of jealousy and obsession, Ani knows that the worst thing she can do is be true to herself.
Voices in the Field by J. Allen Fielder
"Voices in the Field" is a collection of short stories by J. Allen Fielder. Titles include previously published and unpublished short stories, from the eponymous "Voices in the Field," to the humorously creepy "Mom's Eye View," these stories were written to thrill, chill, and make the reader wonder "What the hell is wrong with this guy?" Other titles include "Liquid," "Truck Stop Love," and "Homemade Pie." Stories range from horror, to mystery, to children's . . . and various points in between.