The Best and Personal Favorites of 2013
It was another awesome year for movies, music, and everything in between. Here were some of the highlights for me, in no particular order.
Star Trek Into Darkness – non-stop and just a very good and solid movie
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – another great entry and roller coaster of a ride
Pacific Rim – giant robots versus giant monsters – need I say more?
Gravity – very intense and Oscar-worthy
Thor: The Dark World – even better than the first one
Man of Steel – liked it even more the second time
Rush – Clockwork Angels Tour DVD/CD – great live show and the orchestra puts it over the top
Dream Theater CD – their best album since Awake
Ayreon – The Theory of Everything CD – another amazing concept album from Arjen
Favorite New Television Shows
The Blacklist – Spader makes it
Almost Human – great interaction between the leads
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – fun and expands the Marvel universe
Defiance – support your local good science fiction show!
House of Cards – you’ll need a shower afterwards but it’s fun
Rocksmith 2014 – a lot of fun and better designed
What were some of your favorites?
Lydia Kang’s Control is now out – her first book!
Roland Yeomans’ Death in the House of Life is now available!
Another masterpiece from Roland...
EJ Wesley’s Vampire's Ball, Moonsongs Book 5 was unleashed.
Whispering Woods Book 3
Senior year should bring fun, friends and happiness. Not portals, treachery, and murder.
Find it on Amazon
Anne R Allen’s The Lady of Lakewood Diner in now out!
Emilyann Girdner’s The Labyrinth Wall was released!
Kimberly Afe’s The Headhunter’s Race came out last week!
Ciara Knight’s Pendulum is out!
Congratulations to all!
Today at the A to Z Blog is an interview with the awesome Michael Di Gesu! He turned his theme into a lucrative endeavor – check it out.
Terri Rochenski announced an opportunity with her publisher, Roane Publishing. They have an open sub call for an upcoming fantasy anthology titled Portals. See her site for details.
Special thanks to Robyn Campbell and Edi’s Book LIghthouse who both placed CassaStorm at the top of their favorite books of 2013. You both rock!!
For those of you who write poetry, Bossy Betty had a really creative idea!
Pat Hatt created a special video for Christmas, and I’m proud to say I defeat Evil Santa with my guitar playing! (And not because I was playing badly either.)
The 2014 A to Z Challenge Team is coming together! We’ll announce them and open up the sign-up list on January 27. We’ll also be looking for Minions again. Any volunteers…?
2013 and Our Best Year
2013 was another good year for me, although 2012 seemed better. However, I did launch CassaStorm, the final book in my series. I made huge improvements in my guitar playing. And of course, the launch of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website was a major highlight.
We remember years that boast major accomplishments and happy occasions. I can remember living in England, marrying my wife, accepting Jesus, and the launch of my very first book. Those were all good years.
So I ask you – what was your best year and why?
See you Wednesday for Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day!
What were your favorite movies, shows, books, etc. in 2013? Picked up any of the new releases? Ready for the A to Z Challenge? (Want to be a Minion?) And what year shines in your memory – and why?