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Book Recommendation Monday: The World of Thedas

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


If you took my advice so many weeks ago and played the Dragon Age games, you should know go out and read the World of Thedas books. The books take the history the games set up and bring it to the next level. The history of the Blight is expanded. The history of mages, the imperium, and Andraste paint a vivid picture that becomes the background for the games.

Book Recommendation Monday: Maskerade

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


It's like Phantom of the Opera, only better because it takes place in Discworld. Witches, ghosts, opera, and Agnes Nitt, who is underrepresented in these books. Plus, any book with the Witches is always delightful. Nanny is filthy, Granny is pragmatic, Agnes is reluctant. And Greebo the cat transforms into a man describes a "sex on legs."

July Goals

Posted on July 5, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Sometime around June 4th or 5th I realized I didn't update my goals and was like "well, it's already too late. June'll just be a wash." Yes, I was that lazy about it.


May Goals:

-Continue editing April’s WIP. Ha nope. I just got tired of it. I like it, but just not right now. Doom and gloom all day everyday wasn't working out. I worked on something much, much sillier instead, more on that below.


-Read something to the end. I read Kindred and The Poppy War, among some other stuff over the last two months. Right now, my reading slump is over....? I guess, for the moment.

  

July Goals: 

-My day job is the devil and I hate it and working on anything remotely serious is just not happening. Instead I've been working on a medieval rom-com and I am going to continue to do so. It's delightful and there is much blacksmithing to be had. I've been taking on some freelance work that cuts heavily into my own work, so I'm not tying myself down with a word count. I mean, I'm sure that well will run dry eventually, but for now I do my own stuff when I can. I do want to finish it before I go back to school in September though.

-Speaking of freelance work... I'm trying to get my work out there and I'm on fiverr these days to make a little extra cash. So if you need or know someone who needs/wants something written (ghostwritten), look me up. KatieRoman606. As Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale said "For a penny I’ll scribble you anything you want. From summons, decrees, edicts, warrants, patents of nobility. I’ve even been known to jot down a poem or two if the muse descends." (disclaimer I suck at poetry and I charge slightly more than a penny)

-I have a stack of books next to my bed to read before school starts. I think 12 at last count? This is not counting a few books on hold at the library. I'm striving to read three before July ends. It's madness, but one of those books is a comic book and is like 50 pages. Loopholes, yo!

TV Show Recommendation Monday: Good Omens

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


It's been fifteen plus years since I read the book, though I do remember enjoying it, but this show is epic. The anti-Christ has arrived. Too bad due to a mix up at the hospital hell and heaven are keeping their eyes on the wrong kid.

Book Recommendation Monday: Night Watch

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the best Discworld Guard novels. Sam Vimes is chasing a particularly crafty murderer when he is sucked back in time. He must survive to catch the bad guy and also end up as his young self's mentor. It makes beautiful sense, I promise.

Shady Pines, Ma

Posted on June 23, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I've added a new section to this website called Shady Pines, Ma. I've started a new blog to recap and discuss The Golden Girls. I plan to go through all 180 episodes each Sunday and welcome everyone to join the discussion. Follow the link at the top of the page to get in on the fun!

Movie Recommendation Monday: To Wong Fu

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


It's the most delightful roadtrip movie you'll ever watch

TV Show Recommendation Monday: Bojack Horseman

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It's surrealism in the form of a horse that used to be a 90's sitcom star filled with off the wall antics, Todd Chavez, bird paparazzi, and Russian sleeper agents. Oh, yea, it is also features heartbreakingly real depictions of depression, addiction, Alzheimer, and overdoses. It's probably Netflix's most consistently good show where the characters continue to grow and realistically backslide.

Book Recommendation Monday: Sin in the Second City

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Madams in Chicago making prostitution classy. Taking care of their girls and playing politics in the early 1900s.

Movie Recommendation Movie: Stardust

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This is one of the few times I'll recommend the movie over the book. The book is good, but it ends in a sort of "eh" way, but the movie takes the best parts of the book and then beefed up the ending, making it more enjoyable.

 



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