Please welcome Sara Bowers (also known as S.P. Bowers)!
One of the earliest movie memories I have is going to see The Black Hole in theaters when I would have been about 3-4 years old. It terrified me and I remember sitting on the sticky, dirty, gross floor through most of the movie. Yes, I was that scared.
Recently Hubby and I decided to take our three year old son to the movies for the first time. We took him to Brave. Because my son gets scared pretty easily I was a little worried about the bear fight. Fortunately, it didn’t prove to be a problem. Now that I think of it, he’s more scared of female villains. How to Train Your Dragon? No problem. Monsters Inc? They’re cuddly. The wicked witch in Tangled? He won’t watch. The lady who runs the orphanage in Despicable Me? He runs and hides in his bed. I’m not making that up.
We wanted his first movie experience to be as memorable as mine, though we did hope it wouldn’t involve the floor, so we bought some drinks and, after making sure it was butter free, some popcorn. My son loves food so the first part of the movie was a backdrop to the joy of having a big drink and a bag of popcorn in his lap. After he got his fill he turned his attention to the giant screen and the larger than life characters. He loved it! He asked questions and became involved in the story. While I enjoyed the movie, I enjoyed watching him more. Experiencing his joy and excitement during this new adventure truly made this a movie to remember.
We don’t go to the movies much, generally it takes us two months to watch the Netflix movie. But when we do go it’s an experience, and we loved having that experience with our son, an experience that can’t be duplicated with Netflix and a big screen TV. Even now, months later I’ll drive by the movie theater and hear him in the back seat say “I’m hungry. Maybe I want popcorn. And TV. There.” and he’ll point to the theater. I’m happy that his first movie experience is one he wants to recreate. Now if he wants the movie or just the popcorn and drink I may never know.
Thank you Sara!
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FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the “For You” killer’s task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country.
The homicides are both calculated and savage, occurring in different states, but bearing the same signature: the words “for you” scribbled at each crime scene. The case chills Kassidy, bringing back memories of her own encounter with a violent criminal five years earlier.
Kassidy’s mentor, legendary agent Talia “The Confessor” Crossen knows the task force assignment is Kassidy’s chance to prove to her colleagues that she belongs in the Behavior Analysis Unit. For five years, other FBI agents and profilers scoffed at Kassidy’s appointment to the BAU, believing she was only offered the position in exchange for her silence about the brutal assault that almost killed her.
The stakes rise when the task force links the killer’s signature to Kassidy. As more and more bodies turn up, Kassidy must delve into her past and the mysterious death of her twin sister, which holds the key to uncovering the killer’s identity.
The closer Kassidy comes to finding the killer, the closer she comes to a deadly confrontation that could cost her everything—including her own life.
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The wonderful Tara Tyler made me a blog banner last week! Tara makes awesome blog banners. I adore mine, Tara! You're an amazing artist. Thank you Tara!
I'll be reviewing Tara's novel Broken Branch Falls when it gets closer to its release date! Tara recently signed a contract with Curiosity Quills, so I wish you much success!
Thank you for everything, Tara! You're an incredible bloggy friend to have! I'm glad I've met you online!
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I changed my profile photo, again!
You can identify me with this photo.
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I'm hosting Mary Pax's The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear Launch Party tomorrow!
Shannon Lawrence is guest posting for me on Wednesday!
I'm participating in the Oh, How I Miss You blogfest on Friday!
I'm looking forward to these events! Yay!