When I told my friend I was reading The Fountianhead by Ayn Rand, she asked me ‘Why? Do you hate your life?’ I was flabbergasted. I was only about 100 pages in, and was absolutely loving it.
Turns out, she had never read the book. She had only read articles about the book but formed an opinion from someone else's filtered opinion of the book, and I realized that comment was very coincidental as I read.
Loot Crate first arrived in my mailbox in April with the FANTASY themed crate. I played queen for a day with the crown, filled the direwolf flash drive in a few weeks, put the Game of Thrones magnets up that day, and I simply adore the bowtie. April was a great month for nerds willing to spend money for a box of mystery items.
July's HEROES 2 crate did not disappoint.
I think the word "comic-con" should by synonymous with "freaking inspiring" because every time I got to a comic-con, I spend the next week daydreaming about the characters and stories that cosplayers brought to life, and how inspired those people are to put so much effort into a costume.
That was probably the longest lead I've ever written, but it goes well with the topic of Motor City Comic-Con and geek culture in general.
THESE BOOKS (SERIES) APPEAR IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER BECAUSE I CANNOT AND WILL NOT CHOOSE AN ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK OR SERIES
1. "Lord of the Rings", "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien
2. "The Inheritance Cycle" by Christopher Paolini
3. "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood
4. "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman
5. "Star Trek" by Gene Roddenberry
6. "Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin
7. "The Inkheart Trilogy" by Cornelia Funke
8. "Warriors" by Erin Hunter
9. "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham
10. "Harry Potter" by J.K. Rowling
I like fantasy. Just a little.
PSA: I'm open to talking about books. All the time. Giving suggestions, taking suggestions, suggesting books that should burn etc.