Romance Novel Convention 2016

June 10, 2016 08:11 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I returned home from Las Vegas a few days ago, my head full of new information, my heart full of love for friends that have become like family, and my mind full of exciting new memories. As with the past three years, the Romance Novel Convention transported me to a fun and magical place that almost has a dreamy quality to it. I can’t quite explain it to anyone who hasn’t attended and experienced it for themselves, but it’s a place that comes alive with it’s own special heart, soul, and energy, so much so that each time, I’ve hated to leave it behind.

This year’s RNC had an intimate quality to it as well. It always has, but this year even more so. I felt like I got a chance to interact with more people and on a little more personal level. Each of the past couple of years at RNC, I was blessed to find a new friend, but this year, it was more about deepening relationships with people I’d previously met and then gotten to know over social media. I also met new people who I hope to get to know better. Each year at RNC, I’ve stepped just a little further outside my deeply introverted comfort zone, and I’ve never been disappointed with where that’s taken me. For anyone who knows me well, that’s a huge deal.


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TV Tuesday -- Marvel's Agent Carter

May 12, 2015 12:29 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Agent Carter Poster Always perpetually behind on my TV watching, I just last week finished Season 1 of Marvel's Agent Carter. What an awesome show! If you're looking for a show with a strong female lead, you can't go wrong with this one. Peggy Carter is a woman who knows how to be a lady, but is also a soldier through and through, who can go toe-to-toe with the nastiest villains in the world. She's no shrinking violet, needing to be rescued. In fact, she's often the one saving the men around her, even though she rarely receives any recognition for it. On the contrary, she lives in a male-dominated era, where she can scarcely get a foothold to prove herself. Steve Rogers aka Captain America was one of the few men who ever treated her as an equal and recognized her true worth, and I think that's one of the reasons losing him was such a devastating blow to her.


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