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Walking Dead Day 8.6.16

Cynthiana, KY–

In the quiet, small town of Cynthiana, populated by less than 7000 people, you wouldn’t imagine much coming out of this little Kentucky town. On August 6th though, something changed. Over 10,000 people took to the small town, closing down streets, waiting in long lines, and lingering around. But why? Walking Dead Day of course!

I live a decent bit close to where Tony Moore and Robert Kirkman (creators of Walking Dead) grew up and where the comics actually begin before Rick heads to Atlanta. I’m actually from another small town that is shortly mentioned on page one of the very first 13902610_1066931810010076_4902721888302963701_nWalking Dead comic. Walking Dead day was a one day, free event and it had such a good response that they printed out 10,000 special Cynthiana editions of the first comic to give out for free. The event included a sign presentation for Kirkman and Moore, tours of the town, the free comic giveway, tons of vendors, signings and photo ops with Moore and Kirkman, a haunted house, costume contest,  tons of vendors and more.

It was pretty much like a comic con strictly for Walking Dead fans or even just Halloween a few months early, which is perfect! My husband and I got there super early (or so we thought), it was pretty much a ghost town. It even looked like a zombie horde had walked through the night before.

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The volunteers did a great job of making the town look post-apocalyptic. However, I think it was a bit cheesy naming the roads after places in the comic/show, and that also made it hard to get around using the map.

Remember when I told you we thought we got there early? We arrived about 8, ready to geIMG_5030t in line for the comic to be handed out at 10am. Since we didn’t see anyone when we first stepped foot in the event area, we assumed the line hadn’t began. We were wrong, there were already people lined up for about two miles. We did get the limited edition comic though! Sadly, we didn’t stay to get it signed because that line was even longer and we had somewhere to be that night.

All in all, it was a really cool event that could only get bigger if they continue doing it every year. My only big complaint was I think the signings should have either started earlier or should have been done by ticket, not first come first serve. It caused a ton of confusion on who was lined up for what.

I did end up coming home with a really cool shirt though!

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Bookshelf (Library) Tour 2016

I didn’t realize until I started this post that my bookshelves are actually one huge hot mess. So this is a bit embarrassing but maybe we can just pretend that this is a before post and I’m going to do an after sometime this year. Surprisingly, my shelves are kind of organized. This is me and my husbands books combined but this isn’t even all of them. There are three large moving boxes filled with books in our garage that we need to clean. Yes, clean. My husbands aunt had a house fire and some of the books she was giving to him were in that fire. They’re covered in soot on the outside, but the inside is fine. We’re going to be needing a new shelf soon, so we’ll be making some room soon.

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Above is the overview of our ‘library’. The very top shelves hold misc items that just don’t fit anywhere in our house (Stu’s Star Wars legos, the model VW bug me and my dad made when I was younger, some of Stu’s notebooks from college and art supplies. I need to figure out what to do about these items. Whoops.

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The three above pictures are obviously most of my YOUNG ADULT books along with various knickknacks. My favorite of those shelves has to be my Sarah Dessen/Jenny Han/Other YA Contemporary books!

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The next bookshelf is our random shelf. It has all of Stu’s miniatures that he hand painted along with some SyFy books and historical non-fiction (those are some of the books from the fire). Only one of these books is actually mine, You by Caroline Kepnes.

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The above bookshelves are again mostly Stu’s SyFy books with some memoirs, biographies, self-help and horror mixed in. The bottom shelf is actually just some of our text books from college that we couldn’t bring ourselves to get rid of.

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Now we have my second favorite shelf above. It’s full of so much knowledge! Again, mostly Stu’s books, he’s the brains in this marriage. I like this book shelf because it’s where most of our books come together. We have our collection of bibles and books we consider classics. My favorite set of books has to be the pretty red and gold group of classics.

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The final bookshelf in our library has even more bibles and various old books. The gigantic ones are actually just German medical dictionaries I believe, but they just look cool!

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Ah, now to my favorites shelf. It’s ever changing. It contains some of my favorite books and some of my TBR books. I keep this one in our bedroom. The top shelf holds one of our wedding pictures and my jewelry, the next one just holds miscellaneous items like tissues, a bible and more jewelry. The middle shelf is favorites ending at Stolen and then my TBR starting at Enshadowed. The other books between those two are actually Stu’s TBR. The bottom shelf is where I keep my favorite comics/graphic novels, a copy of Stu’s series, my Twilight collection, another TBR book, a copy of The Odyssey (the first gift Stu got me) and some photo albums.

My goal for the rest of the year is to get our books better organized. How do you organize your books? By genre? Color? Author? Size?

The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Book tag Tuesday, at it again! I haven’t been tagged but I love doing tag posts because some of them are creative and I have to think real hard on my answers. This weeks tag focuses on one of my favorite things: zombies!
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Original: https://www.youtube.com/user/nathanhale96?feature=watch

What to do: I have 5 books picked at random. Each book will answer two questions. The first name I see when I flip through the book without looking will be in that team.
The five books that I picked:

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 Okay, so I totally forgot that I wanted to ‘cheat’ and use one of my Walking Dead comics, but hey. You wanted random. I pretty much pulled one book off of every shelf on my bookshelf at random. Three out of five would give me some decent zombie team members, I’d say.

Your Zombie Team

  1. The first person to die: Augustus. Well isn’t that something? Though Gus was actually my favorite character from this book, I’m sad to see him go. gus
  2. The person you trip to get away from the zombies: Hazel. Pretty sure I wouldn’t even need to trip her because of her oxygen tank would hold her back and eventually she’d run out of oxygen… I’m a horrible person.  hazel
  3. The first person to turn into a zombie: Dimitri. No! He was our chance at survival! Dimitri-Belikov-image-dimitri-belikov-36366236-1024-536.png
  4. The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies: Lissa. I can’t really see that. I feel like I should be more afraid of her than the zombies. vampire-academy-christian-lissa-pictures
  5. The idiot of the team: Will. Yeah, that makes sense. Haha.0ddb42aac3b1c0fc7c49bbf1b2638cbe
  6. The “brains” of the team: Carmel. No. No. No. Not as the ‘brains’.6926163.gif
  7. The team’s medic: Eli. I can’t remember much about the characters from Along for the Ride, but the main thing about Eli is he’s an insomniac. I guess that could come in handy as a medic, since he can stay up and take care of people for longer amounts of time.
  8. The weapons expert: Maggie. I don’t even remember who Maggie is! But I’m pretty sure we’re screwed if she’s the weapon expert.
  9. The brawler: Bill. At least he can probably fight better than the others. Billcompton
  10. The Team Captain: Jason. He should have been the team idiot. Haha.  tumblr_m04zh8XiFt1r8on03.gif
I’d say our chance of survival is very slim, especially if we lose Dimitri.

April Book Haul

Hello readers! So I did a bad thing this month. Actually, it’s been a bad thing for the whole year so far. I use to buy one book at a time but then I was introduced to the booktube world and the idea that you can have a TBR shelf. As in, an actual shelf of books that you bought and plan to read!!

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Yeah, it’s taken me that long to realize that. So now I have two shelves of books to read but I still want to buy more books! Maybe I should make myself a goal to not buy any more books in May.

So, here we go. Here’s all the books I bought in April!

 

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The books above are from my local library, they were having a used book sale so I only spent about $7 on books that would have cost me over $100. I was pretty proud. We’re doing some traveling this summer, so that’s what the travel books are for!

 

 

 

 

I’m a Barnes and Noble member so I occasionally get two 20% off coupons plus the percentage off of hardback books, so I usually spend those on my Walking Dead books. I’d already have all the books if they weren’t about $40 a piece, with my membership and coupons, it brings them down to about $18 each. These are the next two that I have to read, I’m hoping to catch up with the comic books this summer before the next season comes on! I hate how everyone has been spoiling it for me!

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If you’ve been following my blog, you would have seen my Outlander book tag a week or so ago. I just finished the first season and it blew my mind! So I wanted to get deeper into the world of Jamie and Claire by buying the book. Then I saw it was 800 pages and now I’m a bit overwhelmed by it. Haha. I know I’ll get around to reading the books eventually.

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Then here’s this random book I got. My husband and I have been watching a ton of My Cat From Hell and we saw that Jackson Galaxy put out a book about building cat toys, so Stu ordered this. Interesting book! I’ve already picked out a few projects for us.

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And last but not least, I purchased When We Collided. I thought this would be a fun and easy read. Figured it could start off my summer reading next month! I’ve seen a few booktubers and bloggers talking about the release, so I thought I would give it a try. I also thought the cover was really cool.

Please follow me if you want to see reviews on these books! 

 

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P.S. I Love Negan (TWD Season Finale Response)

So if you’re like me, you’re probably very upset with the creators of Walking Dead with that wonderful cliffhanger they gave us Sunday night. Come on guys, we all knew that they would have a huge cliff hanger, that’s what keeps you on your toes while on summer break from our favorite show. You know what I’m more ticked off about? That they labeled it a 90 minute season finale and I could swear that it was more of a 45 minute commercial. That and the fact that nothing actually happened, we met Negan… that’s all. Road block after commercial after road block after commercial– you get the point.

Negan. Are they giving us someone hotter to replace our love of Daryl? Am I the only one who found Negan attractive and charismatic?

 

I think this is because I know him from the chick flick, PS I Love You and Grey’s Anatomy. Walking Dead, come on, if I’m supposed to hate someone you need to step up your game.

Here’s my thought: To an outside group, Rick probably seems just as threatening and barbaric as the Saviors/Negan. Rick has turned into this ‘take no prisoners’ personality and the only other character who seems to notice and have a problem with it is Morgan the Saint. Though, if they get the chance, they do need to slaughter Negan and his gang. So I’m pretty much saying the Walking Dead world is lost of all innocence, only evil exists now, it’s kill or be killed. Rick’s group is pretty much as aggressive as everyone else, we just take their side because we’ve known them longer.

Now to the spoiler that everyone has been discussing. Who did Negan murder with that badass baseball bat they day before Opening Day (Go Reds!)? I am not caught up on the comics due to how pricy they are. I’m getting ready to start book five.

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Everyone is saying that Glenn is the one to die. We know they won’t show us when the next season starts until the very last scene, they want us to ‘feel’ the death linger. Remember when the producers thought it was cute to take the actors name off of the opening credits and they stuffed Glenn under that dumpster for three-ish episodes. That was cute… not. I don’t think it’s Glenn, even though he dies in the comics, so much has changed from the comics. I also don’t think it’s Maggie, I’m pretty sure that was her screaming when we hear the baseball bat smashing some fresh brains.

Here’s my top three potential victims:

  1. Michonne- I love her, but they’ve been doing a lot lately to make us like her. Pairing her up with Rick (we know all his love interests die), making her into a mom/friend for Carl, and seeing the back story of her life before the outbreak.
  2. Abraham- I would say Sasha or Rosita but their deaths wouldn’t effect too many people. Rosita isn’t a defined character in my opinion and Sasha hasn’t been too involved in recent episodes. Abraham though… he’s one of the strongest fighters Alexandria has right now. I’ll be honest, I’d be slightly upset if he dies.
  3. Glenn- maybe it is him! Maybe the producers know that we think that’s the obvious choice but think that they won’t kill him off because of that. It could happen!

For now though, I can’t wait for October (my favorite month). I’m excited to see what happens but there’s no way this death will be as memorable as Beth’s last season. That scene still lingers in my head.

Here’s something drool worthy to stare at until next time….

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