Thursday, November 15, 2012

Top of the Heap!


The answer to Monday's Riddle was the truth and a lie, and Lizzy's review of Truth Teller by Kurt Chambers gave us a sneak peek into a magical snow globe, pointing us in the right direction towards adventure. We are so grateful for all of you readers and writers that visit with us each week, and we are participating in the Gratitude Giveaway Hop to show our appreciation- enter for your chance to win a paperback edition of Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, a signed hardcover edition of the spooky middle grade The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson, plus a bonus $10 gift card to Amazon.com. Friday, we are excited to learn a few truths about Kurt Chambers, who will be stopping by to chat with us. Saturday, we are looking forward to hearing some of your stories on The DMS Wants to Know, and Sunday, we will be featuring some of the amazing authors we met up with at the UCONN Children's Book Fair, including: Jerry Spinelli & Patricia Maclachlan. So, be sure to check back!

Revealing the truth behind a lie can be quite unsettling. Everyone has told a lie now and then- some of them big; some, just the little, white kind. But, either way, things always get sticky. The problem with a lie is its ability to grow bigger and stretch way farther than first imagined. You can never anticipate everyone involved, and you always have to watch what you say in order not to get caught, which inevitably happens in the end. Most likely, it was you who betrayed yourself. Today, we thought we would share a truth and a lie with you!

This week's top of the heap: A truth and a lie...

Fairday: I'm going with a truth- just because I can't compete with Lizzy's hilarious anecdote. So, here is a truth about me: I absolutely love the show Xena. I used to watch it all the time, and would be glued to the television when there was a Xena marathon on. I never told anyone that it was one of my favorite shows, except Lizzy. What I liked about the show was that the mythology was somewhat accurate, and Zena was a warrior princess, who was initially evil but turned to the powers of good. She was amazing with her chakram, and I loved her relationship with Aries, as well as her connection to Hercules. I seriously miss watching it! So, here's my tribute to Xena! eiiii, eiiii, eiiii, eiii!  ~ F




Lizzy: When I was little, my grandma wanted to see Pinocchio with me when it came out. She made me promise that I wouldn't see it with anyone else. I was so excited about the movie that I couldn't wait, even though I told her that I would go with her. So, we're sitting in the theater, watching Pinocchio, and I say, "Watch out, Grandma- this is the scary part!" lol- she looked at me and said, "I thought you said that you didn't see this movie yet?" Caught in my own sticky web! At least my nose didn't grow a foot long, but I definitely had some explaining to do! Talk about irony ; ) ~ L



12 comments:

  1. LOL! I also enjoyed Xena! Thanks for sharing. Funny story, Lizzy!

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    1. Hi Elaine, Yeah! Xena is awesome : ) Thanks so much for stopping by! ~ F

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  2. Xena... That cracks me up. No I didn't get into Zena or the spinoff Hercules was it, I was in college and too cool for that.

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    1. Hi Heidi, I know- hard for me to admit, but what can I say, I'm a fan : ) Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  3. There were so many good shows I watched growing up. Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Tom and Jerry, and more. I don't think I watched any obscure or shows that people might think I'm weird for watching I think... I watched a lot of animal planet and growing up.
    That's actually adorable Lizzy. You were a kid and it happens. I'd probably do the same thing. Watch it twice for free... it's your grandma so I'm sure it wasn't a bad situation. I would have laughed at your mistake (:

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    1. Hi Adriana, I LOVED the Rugrats! Thanks for reminding me about that show. The irony of Lizzy's story cracks me up- always lovely to hear from you! ~ F

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  4. I loved the Xena series. Pinocchio - it had several scary parts.

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    1. Hi Donna, Excellent- another fan of the show. I loved it. There are some scary scenes in Pinocchio for sure- Dumbo too! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  5. hahaha!! How funny! That's the one thing I love about kids, is how truthful they are. It's such an endearing quality, even if it drops them in it sometimes :D

    I used the famous quote in my story somewhere, only children and drunks tell the truth, only I adapted it slightly to fit the story.

    Great post :)

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    1. Hi Kurt, Thanks so much for stopping by- kids are so honest. It takes a while to acquire the skills to be dishonest. Great quote! ~ F

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  6. Hehehe - I loved Xena, too!

    Awww, one can never get away with lying to Grandma! What a cute story.

    Thanks for sharing, lovelies!

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    1. Hi Cheles Bells, Yeah! I love knowing about the other Xena fans out there! Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for stopping by : ) ~ F

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