Monday, September 17, 2012

Grammar Police Monday & Genre Favorites Blogfest



So as not to preempt GPM twice in less than a month, I decided to merge my usual grammar series post with Alex J Cavanaugh's Genre Favorites Blogfest

This ought to be interesting...



The rules of Alex's blogfest are:
List your favorite genre of 
Movie ~ Music ~ Books
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!

Got it. 
Here we go.


Movie: Believe it or not, my favorite genre of movie is action/adventure. Detective/courtroom drama runs a close second. Some of my favorites are Apollo 13, The Hunt For Red October and A Few Good Men.

Now for you grammar junkies, here is a link to 10 movie posters with terrible grammar. Some of these are well-known films. :)

Music: I like many types of music, but most of my favorite songs fall into the soft rock category. Here are a few for your listening enjoyment ... 

Genre favorites blogfest widget by Melissa Maygrove on Grooveshark

And for your editing enjoyment, here are 20 Songs with Really Bad Grammar.

As for books, it's romance, hands down. Historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal--doesn't matter. As long as a likeable heroine and a handsome, chivalrous hero find love and happiness, it's all good.

My guilty pleasure is... disco music. I gotta have my Bee Gees fix every once in a while. :)



Thanks for hosting this, Alex. 
And a big thank you to my GPM groupies for 
being such good sports.



56 comments:

  1. We have to go out dancing in a disco club someday! And yeah for action/adventure. (:

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  2. Disco. Really Melissa. haha. I loved the movie posters with grammar issues. Make you wonder who is proofing these things.

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  3. Melissa, this was a fun post--so fun that I just Tweeted it :) Where do you find all these things? Ah, disco. Brings back fond memories. Still love it too.

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  4. No, not disco! You're not the only one to name it though.
    And only twenty songs with bad grammar? Add a few zeros to that...
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. Ha! I'm sure there are many more that didn't make the list.
      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  5. A Few Good Men is a really good film - I remember when it first came out people were waiting for the love interest sub-plot...

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  6. I really like action movies, especially if they have some romance in them ;)
    Yay for romance books!
    Oh, disco music! It's fun to dance, and I love me some dancing ;)

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  7. I loved Apollo 13 and A Few Good Men. BTW, have you ever read Diana Gabaldon?

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    1. No, I'm ashamed to say, I haven't. But I do have one of her books on my shelf TBR. I'm getting there...

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  8. disco... doesn't suck it rules... with an iron fist!

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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  9. OMGosh... don't tell anyone, but I loved your music choices and I even have a Bee Gees station on my Pandora... it's great for when I'm changing the baby... my screams (aka "singing") are louder than the kids :)

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    1. HAHAHAHA! :D
      Now, Mark. If you can hit those high notes, we just might have to take away your 'man card' after all :P

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  10. Hahahahah! Loved the bad grammar songs. Since grammar is usually a problem for me, I really empathized with them.

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    1. It's fun to poke fun sometimes. Goodness knows, we all make mistakes. ;) Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  11. Ah disco and bad grammar my two weaknesses. Love it!

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    1. LOL - Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  12. Hunt for Red October is an excellent movie! I enjoyed reading your post.

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  13. I don't see many action films but I should. I'm a lover of romance films and books...there's nothing better than Nicholas Sparks.

    I enjoy disco music, too! I love ABBA, they're music is pretty good.

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    1. In almost included ABBA in the music widget. LOL
      Thanks for visiting. :)

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  14. Action/Adventure is getting a lot of votes. :)

    Those grammar links were hilarious!

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    1. That, they are. LOL
      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  15. Love your choices, especially in books :). Thanks for those funny links.

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    1. You're welcome.
      Apparently the links are a hit. :D

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  16. High five to another romance lover! :D

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    1. I kinda had to say that. I live in Houston. :P But I really did love it. We got to tour the old control rooms not too long ago.

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  18. Love, Love, Love. So cool how you worked in grammar into this blogfest. Fun! Love your answers, too. Visiting your blog is always a good use of my time, and today was no exception.

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    1. I think that's about the nicest compliment a blogger can get. Thank you. You made my whole week. :)

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  19. What a great list! I love 70's music...T Rex, Foreigner, Deep Purple. :) And heck yes on the Bee Gees!

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  20. lol at the movie posters.
    I have to quietly admit that I like disco music as well. Don't tell anyone.

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  21. Excellent choices :)
    A Few Good Men is one of my all time favourite movies. The script is so brilliant.

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    1. "You can't handle the truth!"
      Mm. Still gives me chills.

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  22. Disco? Seriously? *turns a sickly green* I grew up in the disco years and having been trying to forget them ever since!

    Movies - anything John Wayne or Jimmie Stewart, no matter the genre

    Music - country and big band jazz, yeah, I know, weird combo

    Books - historical tops the list, but I read almost anything

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    1. Hey. Disco's not that bad. :P Besides, it takes me back to a time when life was way less complicated.

      Thanks for visiting. :)

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  23. I love how you mixed these two posts! I'm such a sucker for action movies too. ;)

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    1. I had to do something, or I was going to lose my GPM followers. LOL Thanks for visiting. :)

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  24. A Few Good Men is on my list of favorite movies. Loved the lists of terrible grammar!

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    1. Thanks! I think lists like that make the lessons fun. :)

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  25. Hi, Melissa,

    Hopped over for the blogfest. Great to meet you. LOVE your take on this with the grammar.

    Your song choice brought back some wonderful memories.

    YOU definitely have THE BEST guilty pleasure. I LOVED disco. Nothing better to dance to! Thanks for bringing back even MORE great memories. LOL. I was SO into it when I was a little kid. I drove my parents crazy with it always changing the station on the stereo from their boring music to DISCO. LOL.

    Really happy I dropped by... and pleased to be a new follower.

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Glad to have you as a follower. :)

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  26. LOVE the Bee Gees. I watched a documentary on them a while back, they've actually got quite an interesting story. They go back a lot farther than I originally assumed. They were influenced by the Everly Brothers and have been making music since the 1950's. I always thought that they just appeared out of nowhere when Saturday Night Fever hit the theaters. There is something about brothers and harmony...

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    1. I love getting the stories behind famous people. Many times they're not what you think. :)

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  27. Oooo, this sounds like fun. I might have to play along.

    p.s. The Bee Gees are awesome. :-)

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  28. Guilty pleasure is disco? lol Remind me if I ever wind up in the hospital where you work to be asleep on your shift just in case. lol The Bee Jees were good, but I honestly believe if I here any disco too soon you'll have to call cardiac code for me, prep and drape me for a frontal lobotomy, and let me languish in ICU until I can adjust to civilization again. lol Joking, of course, but that's why it's a guilty pleasure.

    Following your blog now. Cheers!

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  29. Hello, Melissa. I'm a horror writer who listed Heavy Metal on his list, but The Brothers Gibb are definitely one of my guilty pleasures. Thanks for sharing.

    -Jimmy
    http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

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