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Book Recommendation Monday: Cold Fire

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Technically this is the third book in a series (seventh book in the world) but you don't really need to read the Circle books in order. They follow the same characters, but each book is mostly standalone, anything you need to know is neatly recapped. And besides Daja is among the best of the characters. She's a magical blacksmith with power over fire who hunts an arsonist. Plus, magic fire suit!

TV Show Recommendation Monday: The Golden Girls

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Need I say more? I mean, sassy ladies living in Miami (yet always cold enough for heavy sweaters), hangin' on the lanai, eatin' all the cheesecake. Ignore the continuity errors and embrace it. Embrace it!

Book Recommendation Monday: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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

Two kids run away from home and live in the Met. I still want to run away and live in a museum. I can't be the only one to have read this that now scopes out places to sleep and hide in museums. Or am I? Whatever. I still really wanted to be like Claudia and Jamie.

Book Recommendation Monday: Song of the Lioness

Posted on December 31, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm sentimental and in high school discovered fantasy and these, with Fellowship of the Ring, were among the first fantasy books I read. Alanna's journey continues to inspire me all these years later. I love knights and especially lady knights. 

Book Recommendation Monday: Fellowship of the Ring

Posted on December 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It holds a special place in my heart, more so than Two Towers or Return of the King, as one of the first books to actually get me interested in fantasy and every November/December I get the urge to reread it. It's an undertaking though and it is not for everyone, but if you've the heart (and patience and tolerance for so much singing!) then it's worth the effort. Also, Hobbits really are sassy little creatures. 

Game Recommendation Monday: Breath of the Wild

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I was torn on which Zelda game to recommend. There's so many good ones to choose from, but Breath of the Wild has something the others don't, a massive world. LoZ games have side quests and secret rooms, but there's something uniquely wonderful about the amount of exploring done in this game and you don't even have to beat temples in order to explore everywhere. Plus, jumping off mountains is super fun.

Book Recommendation Monday: All My Friends Are Dead

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Because morbid humor makes me laugh. It's about fourteen pages, but it's hilarious. I have it facing outward on my bookshelf and it makes me laugh literally every day. 

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 my copy of this went...

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 perfect weekend reading. 

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.