So thanks to my dear friend Ashley Nemer I am going to strike something off my bucket list.


I am going to write a book.

Yep, and while I suspect it will be utter trash, because writing a blog is way different than trying to write a book that has at least 50k words in a month.   Which is what NaNoWriMo, the goal is write 50,000 words in the month of Novemeber.

Starting on Sunday I will be on a cruise, so I am likely just going to be making noteson my ipad and when I get back it is time to put the story of Alexis on paper.

So who is Alexis you ask? Well I am using multiple elements in my life and planning on colliding it with my uber imagination and viola you have my book. Yeah as you can see I have not really thought this out…

Alexis is going to be a claims adjuster who is actually an assasin. hahaha. Yep you read that right

I told you it would likely be trash 😉 Either way, if you are taking part in NaNoWriMo  my user name is TheCubicleEscapee Please add me!

And while you are at it add tigerlady52 that is Ashley, and I can promise you, she WILL NOT be writing trash this month

I just want to say that Ashley has been one of the most supportive friends a girl could ask for!

Until Next Time (and oh please wish me luck!)


John Wayne is From Iowa

In case you did not know….

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Cause if we are going to have an honest conversation, and I am all about honesty, I thought he was from Texas.   Clearly I was wrong. I guess that it is just the proud Texan in me. cause every famous cowboy has to be from Texas right?


Ha! Well not John Wayne, in case you are uneducated (like I was) he is in fact from the small town of Winterset Iowa, population 5190 per the 2010 census, but in 1907 when John Wayne was born it was about 2800. 

So just in case you missed that JOHN WAYNE IS FROM WINTERSET IOWA.  🙂 Believe me when I was arguing with a very proud Iowan, I was very sad to admit I was wrong.  Don’t make my mistake.

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So anyway, when I was in Iowa I figured it would be fun to swing by the land of John Wayne. 

Sadly I didn’t tour the house as I was on a mild time constraint,  but I did snag some pretty decent pictures of the house outside.

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I have to admit the house was smaller than I was expecting, but it was kinda fun sitting on the steps that a True American Icon walked on as a kiddo… Plus people I mean come on… It is Freaking John Wayne, even you anti-western people out there, have to admit it, it is kinda cool 😉

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Wordless Wednesday

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Book Review Sunday



Whoa! Let me just say the moment I started this book, it was a nonstop action packed ride. Note: Minor Spoilers ahead.

This series has always held a small piece of my heart, and I can’t get enough of the series,  I am hoping after he finishes this series, he will keep going with a new spin off, that is if it ends in favor of the demigods of course.

The book picks off exactly where the last one left off…

Annabeth & Percy are in Tarturus. 
Frank, Piper, Leo, Hazel, Jason and Nico are trying to get the the Doors Of Death closed and hope to save Annabeth and Percy.

But you already knew that.

Let me start of by saying there is not much bad in this book, in fact as I am sitting here trying to recall what I didn’t like… I can’t think of anything so I am going to award this book….


Yep 5 stars.  It was that good.  This book has everything drama, love, unrequited love,  impossible situations…. It is fantastic.

So let’s get into the good stuff.

I am going to do my best and not spoil anything, just give teasers… because this book is so fast paced, one spoiler can ruin the book.  Seriously.

There are a lot of the Gods & Titans appearing… in fact there is an appearnce on an Uber God… but you have to practically get to the end for that appearance.  believe me it is a good one 😉

Hazel is pretty much hard core.  In fact, Hazel pretty much tells a God… no Titan to F off, and I freaking loved it, and was cheering for her.  Plus she is scary powerful, but she is a child of Hades/Pluto so that is to be expected.

I found myself really rooting for Annabeth & Percy.  Their love is what gets them through Tarturus. I don’t really get into love stories, this series is about the adventure, but their love is so sweet and truthful.  I cheered for them, the entire time I was reading.

Speaking of Tarturus, you learn about the monsters Percy has killed in the past books, and what they have gone through.  I find it interesting to always see the other side, and you do in this book.  Especially with Bob. I found it even more interesting that Percy deals with it.

Frank.  Wow. Just. Wow.  Frank is a bad ass.  Go read the book to see what I mean.  Frank has earned my admirations, the way a son of Mars should, I suspect.

Nico has a secret.  A good one.  One I did not see coming until about 10 pages before he admitted his secret.  I was shocked but happy. I was also shocked at the demigod that learns of his secret we read about the secret from this demigod’s perspective, and it is an interesting take.  I really can’t wait to see where this goes, but I really don’t see Nico getting his happy ending

Leo falls in Love. Again, I don’t see this ending happily, but man I hope so. This might be one of my favorite parts of the book, but I am not sure, because this good had so many amazing parts.

The Uber god I mentioned earlier?  Yeah.  He finds two demigod’s worthy of his appeareance, and he makes it known they are worthy of his personal attention.   Good stuff.  This might have been one of the most intense situations for the lovable demigods, since the very beginning.

Truth is SOOOO much happened in this book, I could go back and read it, and probably re-learn of something else that happened.

As I am sitting here thinking about this book, I am quickly realizing I can’t wait until the next book. 

It was that good. 


 Do you read this series? Do you like it?

Have you read House of Hades? What are your thoughts? 




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