Captain Alex's Blogfest




Captain I mean, Ninja Alex asked us to share our four favorites genres!
Favorite movie, music, book genre and then a guilty pleasure
from any of the three categories~


This is difficult-but Ninjas are tough so they wouldn't hesitate to bring all they have to the blog, I mean table, no blog, maybe chair, lol




My favorite movie genre:  Drama


I love real life drama,  romantic drama, drama at sea, drama in space, Indie drama...
I love how many facets of life are exposed and I love to cheer for the underdog~  


No not that Underdog....
(I do love an Underdog ;D)




Favorite music:  oooh, tough
I am going to say Pop Rock.  No, not the candy, Pop Rocks...do you remember those? 
I found some recently and gave them to my kids!  


 Adele blurs the lines, I do not think of her music as pop.  So this pick works for me, I can blur the lines a bit. I mean she did win for Pop Rock, but I still think of her music as a blues, jazz, n' easy listening type.   I love sooo many types of music, country is my least favorite.  I grew up hearing a lot of Johnny Cash, also jazz.   My memories are tied up in a lot of music genres, so it was tough to pick a favorite~ 





My favorite book genre:   Lately is historical fiction.


"Summer, 1890. Van Gogh arrives at Auvers-sur-Oise, a bucolic French village that lures city artists to the country. It is here that twenty-year-old Maurguerite Gachet has grown up, attending to her father and brother ever since her mother's death. And it is here that Vincent Van Gogh will spend his last summer, under the care of Doctor Gachet - homeopathic doctor, dilettante painter, and collector. In these last days of his life, Van Gogh will create over 70 paintings, two of them portraits of Marguerite Gachet. But little does he know that, while capturing Marguerite and her garden on canvas, he will also capture her heart."  Learn more here~
I know sounds more like Romantic fiction...



It is like time travel,  I can go back and see life in an different era.  You can visit another world, time and place. ;D



Yes, you probably have guessed my guilty pleasure, lol.


Yes, Science Fiction is my guilty pleasure~


I haven't read this one yet!  It is controversial and the hard copy is going for $99?!  I'm happy it is available for Kindle~


Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel
"Startling, unusual, and yet irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.
Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. "   YOU can read more about it here!


I also love SciFi movies!  I remember waiting in a mile long line, to get into Star Trek. I lived and breathed Star Wars. My parents managed a local Drive In theater when Star Wars  premiered~  Dad hired a man to dress up like Darth Vadar...guess who he wanted to be Princess Leia.  Sorry, Dad talk to my boss!   We had 5 showings that day at the Colonial Theater~  If you can get me out of that gig, I'll be Leia. My Dad grew up with my boss.   It didn't happen-Dad pranked called me at the theater instead.  He was always calling me up pretending to be either an old woman asking inappropriate questions or an annoying child!   I was the Ticket Girl~  



You can still join in, visit Alex's site to add your name!  Be sure to visit others participating in the blogfest.  

Thanks Alex this was fun~


Comments

Huntress said…
Pop Rocks! Holy cats, I remember them. What a weapon, LOL.

*checking out Among Others now*
Ellie Garratt said…
Such wonderful memories from your childhood. Science fiction is my favourite genre for books and movies.

Among Others has just gone on my wishlist. Thanks!
Laughed all the way through your post! Pop rocks.
I remember long lines for the Star Wars and Star Trek movies.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest, Ella. One of the funniest posts I've read all morning. And I've read over a hundred so far...
E.J. Wesley said…
Haven't read either of those, Ella. Will definitely 'heap' them onto the to-be-read pile. :-)
Tina said…
This is my first post in this blogfest, and like Alex, I giggled all the way. Nicely done! I had to dress up as Wendy and hand out coupons one horrid, long summer...
My entry is here:
Tina @ Life is Good
M.J. Fifield said…
Underdog! Pop Rocks! Love it. And I also love Adele.
LTM said…
is that a typo??? $99-!! Is it printed on gold paper? That's craziness! But it sounds interesting... Ahh, pop rocks. And Titanic. Titanic would be my guilty pleasure... LOL! Fun fest! <3 555
Pk Hrezo said…
those sound like great books. Must check them out!!
Love your choices. And yes my kids love pop rocks too. :)
Emily R. King said…
Drama is a great movie choice. I mean, who didn't like Titanic?
L. Diane Wolfe said…
I loved Titanic. Saw it three times in the theater.

As for science fiction, Anne McCaffrey was always my favorite.
Kyra Lennon said…
I love your picks! Everyone loves Adele - she's amazing! :D
Alyssa said…
I love all of your answers!! Adele is so awesome, and so are Pop Rocks and Titanic!! :) New follower by the way :)

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J.L. Campbell said…
So many people are Sci-Fi junkies. I keep thinking that all the stuff in the books will go over my head. I know I should change that kind of thinking.
Allison said…
Wow, seeing Star Wars premiere--that is awesome!

Allison (Geek Banter)
LynnRush said…
LOVE that pop rocks picture. That's awesome. :) LOL. :)
Michael Di Gesu said…
Fun pics and I love your sense of humor...

My favorite and a first today for me ....

drum roll ....

Your guilty pleasure is Sci/FI? IT's seems to be THE choice of FAVS. today in the blogosphere.

Historical fiction is awesome. I agree, traveling to another time is an amazing thing,
Michael Pierce said…
I love Adele's album. I wouldn't say I have many albums like hers, but it's amazing. Great choices!
Christine Rains said…
Great post! Nothing to feel guilty about loving sci-fi. You're amongst a like group here. :)
Tamara said…
Okay. three things I loved about your list/website.

One: that you chose Titanic to put up a picture of. great movie!

Two: That you also put up pictures of pop rocks and underdog. You just cant' go wrong with that.

Three: The EB White quote. What can I say but awesome. As soon as I saw that, I hit the follow button. :)

Nice to meet you!!
M Pax said…
Sci-fi is great, of course. I love historic and books written long ago [movies for the same reason]. Like you said, it's like time travel.
Mary said…
Ella, I love Adele. I also like Train and Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas. I don't know how to categorize myself. LOL As far as reading, I have so many things on my Kindle that I hope to read. I write poetry instead. Sigh. I always enjoy the diversity I find in your blog.
Johanna Garth said…
It's hard to beat Adele for both voice and positive role model!
Did you ever try the Pop Rocks and soda thing, just to see? LOL. Great list!
Hello, Ella. What a great list! I love the way you put it together. The humor was perfect. I recall when Titanic got delayed. I kept thinking, what could you possibly do with this film? It sinks! Big deal! Then when we realized that it took two studios to create the thing, I began rooting for the film to sink, too. Boy was I wrong! Great film! I still get all weepy-eyed and I've seen it a hundred times. Ok, maybe not a hundred... ;)

-Jimmy
http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/
Livia said…
I love Titanic and Adele too! There will never be a better film than Titanic. Adele has a beautiful voice...she's a undeniable singer. We got two things in common :)
Siv Maria said…
Fun Post! Loved those old sci fi fition tv series like star trek and lost in space :)
Misha Gericke said…
I like your picks. Although I must say that sometimes it feels like drama's go on too long and that hampers my enjoyment of it. :-)
Ella said…
Thank you everyone for stopping by!
If I haven't caught up with you yet I will...
I will be back to comment! :D
Melissa Sugar said…
You can never go wrong with a good drama. I like tear jerkers. WOW, Pop Rocks. I remember them. I also remember my over protective mom taking them away from me because she said she heard somewhere that they could pop in your throat and kill you. I don't know if there was ever any truth to that. My thoughts exactly on Adele. Overall you have some awesome choices.
Donna Hole said…
I found some pop-rocks not long ago too and popped them in my mouth. Ohhh, really; did I actually like those at some point?

Did you want the underdog movie a few years ago? I thought I'd hate it, but it had some substance under the puns.

I've seen the book Among Others somewhere else too; I think I need to read it. Sounds good.

Nice to meet you Ella. I linked from Johanna Garths mushrooms and Opera post. I copied and clicked on your cello rock link (I love the cello, almost better than a base guitar) and that was pretty cool. Not Apocalyptica quality, but heh, Run Through the Jungle was totally recognizable. I'd toss bills in their box for the entertainment.

I'm glad I browsed around here and found this post. I've enjoyed my visit to your world, and I'm sure I'll be back.

.......dhole
Arlee Bird said…
Picking one favorite music genre was tough for me as well. I haven't heard of that scifi book you mentioned, but it must be good.


Lee
Tossing It Out
I sneak a little sci fi into my diet from time to time as well. I like movies like District 9 and dystopian sci fi novels -- Warren Hammond has an interesting series (Kop, Ex-Kop, and the new relese Kop Killer) that you might want to take a look at.
Ciara said…
I remember waiting in lines to see Star Wars. My dad built a doll house for me and I played Star Wars figures in it. :)