Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Carrie Preston

Photo from @carriepreston
Yes, you've seen Carrie Preston. She portrays the spunky Arlene Fowler on one of my favorite shows, True Blood on HBO. She won an Emmy for “Guest Actress In A Drama” in 2013 for her recurring role as Elsbeth on The Good Wife. Carrie also plays Grace on Person of Interest playing the girlfriend of her real life husband, Michael Emerson.

What is Carrie Preston reading?

I asked Carrie just that on Twitter recently. She answered, "@kellypolark: What's your fav book/current read?”I'm reading by & loving it &loved the Goldfinch by ."

Thanks so much, Carrie!

You can find out more about Carrie at www.carriepreston.com and follow her on Twitter.

Here's a little fun from True Blood.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gerard Way

Photo from @gerardway
Gerard Way is one creative individual. Gerard was the lead singer of rock group My Chemical Romance for 12 years until they disbanded last year.  My Chemical Romance has produced many hit songs from four studio albums including "I'm Not Okay," "The Ghost of You," "Welcome to the Black Parade," "Famous Last Words"(my favorite), and "Sing." My Chemical Romance's Greatest Hits album will be released in a few weeks. Check out the Greatest Hits trailer featuring the song "Fake Your Death" here.

Gerard Way is also an author. He has written a comic novel series titled The Umbrella Academy. He is featured with Joss Whedon in MySpace Dark Horse Presents collections. Way also co-wrote a comic book miniseries, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, that was released last year.

What is Gerard Way reading?

On Sunday he tweeted, "Finished Dune.So now I'm either going to read the rest of the series right away or hit some other sci fi classics first."

Yesterday Way tweeted, "More than halfway through Dune Messiah, Muad'Dib has mad haters."
And then, "To anyone reading Dune,I hope you are enjoying it as much as I did.After Messiah I may check out a different Sci Fi classic before 'Children."

Just this afternoon, Gerard tweeted, "So I just finished Dune Messiah. Great ending, off to 'Children."
And check out this photo he posted of his sci-fi books on Instagram!

Pretty cool picks, G.

You can follow Gerard on Twitter where he frequently shares his musings and art.

Now blast this to the back row.