Playing Catch Up

Why hello there, long time, no see!  It has been quite awhile since I updated – over three months actually – eek!

My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in May so as you can imagine, our world is in the process of being turned upside down.  We’ve decided on a Harry Potter nursery, is anyone actually surprised??

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Our baby announcement!

We’ve gotten some of the major furniture items, done the baby registry, my friends are planning my NC baby shower and my next item of business is researching daycare for after I go back to work. The whole things still seems surreal!

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Harry Potter flying key mobile

My best friend from college was in Atlanta for a conference so we went a bit baby crazy.  We made this gorgeous Harry Potter mobile using this YouTube video as a reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyvv5eVOLao.  I am absolutely in love with it!

Amidst all the baby preparations, I did keep up with my reading.  Yes it is February but I would still like to share a few of my favorites from 2015:

Favorite Comics – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Nimona, Locke and Key, Rat Queens, Trillium, Descender, Wytches, Saga, Ms. Marvel

Favorite Books – Carry On, The Revenge Playbook, An Ember in the Ashes, Speak, I’ll Give You the Sun, Rose Under Fire, Legend

Favorite TV Shows – Orphan Black, Supergirl

Favorite Movies – Star Wars, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two.

I hope you all have been doing well these path few months, reading some great books, and nerding out with some wonderful fandoms!

 

Sunday Comics – Free Comic Book Day Edition

Saturday, May 2nd was Free Comic Book Day AND Independent Bookstore Day!!  Needless to say, I spend the day with my favorite comic book shop Criminal Records and my favorite bookstore Little Shop of Stories who was also celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

So much activity in one day definitely led to a late afternoon couch nap during Star Trek TNG.  I picked up 15 free comics from Criminal Records.  The comics I picked up were a mix of ones I’d been looking forward to (Doctor Who, Boom!’s 10 year celebration), ones I’ve been curious about (Cleopatra in Space, Gronk), and ones that just looked cool (Lady Justice, Worlds of Aspen).

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In honor of LSOS’s 10 year anniversary, they had a party in Decatur Square Saturday afternoon.  I bought up An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (a much anticipated read and my book club pick for August), enjoyed a delicious King of Pops ‘Little Pop of Stories’ – raspberry-lime flavored, and got a sweet temporary tattoo on my wrist ‘read’.

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I rounded out my day reading The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (May book club pick) and watching Orphan Black – all in all, a pretty magically nerdy wonderful day.

How did you spend Free Comic Book Day and Independent Bookstore Day??