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Book Recommendation Monday: Wishful Drinking

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


It's Carrie Fisher. Duh. But more importantly she's a witty person who embraces her problems and her past and meets it head on, never shying away from it. It's based on her one woman show, so it does tend to ramble on and reads like, well, a one woman show. But it is delightful to get in her head. I just wish I knew where the hell...
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Book Recommendation Monday: Third Daughter

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Why I Love It: Steampunk? Romance? Not my usualy jam, but add Bollywood in the mix? Yes please. It could be a bit on the ridiculous side at times, but it's fun. Maybe more fun than I would have expected. Aniri is headstrong and not really into this whole arranged marriage, but court intrigue and flying machines drive her to spy for and protect her homeland. It's the perfe...

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Book Recommendation Monday: Maus I & II

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Why I Love It: It's depressing as hell, but it's a wonderful look at history and memory and the affects on trauma on a family. It covers the horrors of the Holocaust as told to the son of a survivor. I don't want to ruin it with lots of words, just check it out for yourself.

Book Recommendation: The Tiffany Aching Series

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Why I Love It: Too many reasons to list in a short blog post, but it boils down to the fact this is a wonderful coming of age story. Tiffany may be smart and mature for her age, but she still makes mistakes, sometimes really dumb mistakes. There's something refreshing about a heroine who is strong, but a little arrogant who also learns from he...
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Book Recommendation Monday: Warcross

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Why I Love It: A massive MMO? A joke about Leroy Jenkins? Yeah. I'm on board. I love the world building for the actual Warcross community, the dark web, how the players are viewed, how everything can be seen in the real world and with the Neurolink glasses/lens in. It was a real page turning, I was right th...
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Movie Recommendation Monday: A Knight's Tale

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Why I Love It: Because it's the best movie ever! That's why! I love this movie so much I could write forever about it, but I'll keep it brief. I like rom-com movies and I like jousting and medieval stuff and this movie has all that. And as I've gotten older I realize how not shitty this movie treats its women. Yeah...
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Book Recommendation Monday: Emotional Thesaurus

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Why I Love It: The authors of this book have a whole bunch of writer's guides like this and they're all pretty helpful, but I've gotten the most use out of this. It helps to show, not just tell how a character is feeling, including longterm and shortterm effects of emotions, such as pro...
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Book Recommendation Monday: Three Dark Crowns Series

Posted on October 15, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Why I Love It: I enjoyed books one and two, but it's all about the third book. It was amazing. I feel like a lot of my issues with one and two were answered or at least stopped being issues by the...

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Book Recommendation: Hourly History

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Why I Love It: Because I love history, but don't always like to read long, sometimes dry biographies or books about one thing. These are perfect summaries that can be read quickly and gene...
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Book Recommendation: Going Postal

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)
Why I Love It: I'll recommend this forever as a great starting point for Discworld. It doesn't rely too heavily on the characters that appear throughout (I.E. Sam Vimes, Granny Weatherwax, Carrot, etc) but it has all the wit, charm, and filth of Discworld. Moist is a conman who has been given a second chance. He has to revitilize the post office and out...
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