Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I, I, I
Yeah. That title's my very clever way of saying I don't have a very clever title. I don't even have a very clever post. In my A to Z Challenge calendar (yes, I created an actual calendar for the event. My one stab at planning ahead), "I" is a big ole blank. So is the end of the alphabet but that's a problem for another time.
I have a post so I suppose that's something. I actually had to look at last year's post because I couldn't remember what I came up with (It was Influential Authors).
Here's what I came up with ten minutes ago this year:
Isabel Spellman is the main character of a series written by Lisa Lutz. Isabel is a PI in her parents' private investigation firm. She's been living the PI life ever since she was born so it's pretty much all she knows. She's smart as well as a smart ass and occasionally screws things up big time. She has no luck with members of the opposite sex, sometimes drinks too much and prefers climbing through windows rather than using the front door. Her family makes even the most dysfunctional families seem much more normal and I can't get enough of these books. There are five books in the series so far. The picture on the right is the fourth book in the series. I picked it because it's my favorite of all five. There's hilarity, there's sadness, there's some absolutely just moving moments, plus one moment that made me hoot and holler and jump up and down with excitement. The one drawback is that Isabel still refuses to reveal the name of the San Fran bakery that makes the awesome chocolate croissants. Uncool. But what is cool is that I never would have known about the awesomeness of Isabel (well, maybe not never) if a group of my fellow bloggers hadn't brought her to my attention. Thanks!
Iron And Wine
I'm afraid that Iron and Wine (aka Samuel Beam) might be best known for having a song ("Flightless Bird, American Mouth") on the Twilight movie soundtrack. It's the song that Bella and Edward dance to at the prom. The song makes another appearance in Breaking Dawn, Part One (at the wedding). I don't know if that's true or not. I hope it isn't because this singer/songwriter is rather amazing. I mean, not that is isn't good that he got this exposure. Maybe Twilight netted him a whole bunch of new fans who went out and bought every single album he's produced. I hope that's true. Anyway, I'm rambling so here's one of my favorites, Woman King (from the album of the same name):
This song by Pearl Jam appears on the album Vs.. It's long been one of my favorites and another one of those songs that appears on the official unofficial soundtracks I create for my books.