Random Tuesdays: In Which Memes Save the Day

Today should be Random Tuesday.  Right now in my head it is indeed Random Tuesday.  If I let all the randomness spill out of my head, this would be an incomprehensible post about how to cause a Christmas tree to fly away without getting arrested, the architecture of world landmarks translated to gummy bears, how excited random emails from random people can make me and exactly how I will make tacos tonight when all I want to eat are mint chocolate chip cookies.  It would be babble and it would make no sense to anyone other than me.  And it would only make a tiny bit of sense to me.

So I turn to the memes!  Memes to the rescue!

First Teaser Tuesday

This is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  I’ve never done this meme before, but I’ve found some interesting books through other people who participate.  I started Marie Lu’s Legend last night, but it’s an ARC so I can’t quote from it.  Quoting a comic would be a little weird, so how about a quote from my next planned read?  So from Monsters of LA by Lisa Morton:

Two nights later, Dracula finished for the night at just after 3 a.m. and was approached by a scrumptious young girl on the way to his trailer.  She looked at him with half-lidded eyes and bared her neck.

pg. 76, Monsters of LA by Lisa Morton

Ha!  I only have a small idea what this book is about and that sounds pretty fun.  I’ll be hosting a few dates on the book tour for Monsters of LA on December 8-9.


Now Top 10 Tuesday, which was started and hosted by Tahleen at The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week a topic is given and people list their top 10 something - this week’s subject is the ten authors I want at my Thanksgiving dinner.

  1. Neil Gaiman – I don’t know if I would be able to form a complete sentence around him, but he would be my very first choice for a dinner companion.
  2. Jasper Fforde – I met him at a book signing years ago and he was delightfully entertaining and strange.  I think him and Gaiman at the same table would be quite the experience.
  3. Maureen Johnson – I haven’t actually read anything by her other than short stories, but she makes me laugh on Twitter a lot.
  4. Joe Hill – So I could ask him ridiculous questions about Locke & Key
  5. Gail Simone – She writes Batgirl right now.  She’s previously written Birds of Prey, Secret 6 and many other comics.  She likes to stare at people.  She’s also a fascinating comics writer.
  6. Jill Thompson – I met her at my very first Comic Con and she was delightful!  It’d be fun to hear what collaborating with Neil Gaiman is like.
  7. Gail Carriger – We would have to have tea for Gail to come over, but that would be okay.  She would tell me wonderful things about steampunk fashion and how to be awesome.
  8. Katie Andrews – Another comic author I follow on Twitter who makes me laugh on a regular occasion.  She could draw me more cute little pictures and I would make everyone read Gronk.
  9. Marissa Meyer – Because anyone who writes faerie tales with androids should come over and have pie with me.
  10. Libba BrayBeauty Queens is one of the funniest books I’ve read in years.  She and Maureen Ryan would be quite the pair to have at dinner.  I might have to put them on opposite ends of the table.


And there were two Tuesday memes saving the day!  Random, indeed.  Now to go build something out of gummy bears…