May 20th, 2009

the arch of the eyebrows gives it away

Come play!

People! Come play in the deliriously fun game over at spnroundtable - all you do is sketch a scene from our show and then people get to guess what you've drawn! My masterpiece so far is either

I'm going to keep playing there, and then make my intro foc_u post, eat some dinner, and then watch either Glee (again) or Band of Brothers, which I've never seen, but is suddenly appearing on HBO On Demand.
me in springfield

Book Rec! foc_u! All jumbled together!

Hi, everybody!

So that's me in the icon, and I wanted to make an introductory post for foc_u. And while I have plenty of horror stories about how I have been treated as a reader and as a person, I wanted to do something celebratory instead of sorrowful.

So have a book rec!

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex is a delight. Gratuity (Tip) Tucci, our protagonist, is a marvelous creation. She's half-black, half-white, and entirely individual. She's smart, feisty, stubborn, and compassionate. And she saves the world, with a little help from an alien named J.Lo. As you can see, I'd make a terrible book reviewer, but I will say that I laughed so many times while I read this book, and I teared up a few times as well; when I finished it, I immediately flipped back to the beginning to start it again. It's been a long time since a book made me feel happier for having read it, and this one did it, even when things looked bleak for Tip and J.Lo.

Happy reading!