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What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, August 2019

| August 28, 2019

Reading: The Great Fairie Strike by Spencer Ellsworth, which I’ll have a review for soon! Watching: Iron Fist season 2, mostly, though we occasionally watch a little Steven Universe, and Jeremy showed me the first episode of The Expanse, which he has been reading and loving. We’ve also started watching Farscape, which somehow never made it into the list […]

Review of Tales for the Camp Fire

| August 21, 2019

Tales for the Camp Fire is a charity anthology for the victims of the November 2018 fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, California. You can read my review of this horror collection at Mad Scientist Journal, or buy a copy online!

Review of Distaff

| August 14, 2019

I’ve just reviewed Distaff, which is a collection of nine sci-fi stories by women authors. You can check out my review at Mad Scientist Journal. It’s a nice quick read, too, which releases tomorrow at WorldCon. If you’re in Dublin, check it out there! If not, grab yourself a copy online!

Review of The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

| August 7, 2019

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal, this time for a non-speculative fiction book! The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar is a historical fiction book about the women pilots of the WASPs during World War II. It’s a wonderful look at a little-known piece of history, with compelling characters and excellent writing. If […]

Review of Claiming T-Mo by Eugen Bacon

| July 31, 2019

I’ve been a reading machine lately, and my first of several reviews is up at MSJ today! Claiming T-Mo is a wonderful speculative fiction, multi-generational novel involving otherworldly beings and family relationships. You can read my review here or check out the book (out on August 13) here!

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Late July 2019 Edition

| July 24, 2019

Reading: A whole lot of books for review–trying to get through three books between a couple of flights for vacation! Watching: We remembered that we hadn’t seen Daredevil Season 3 yet, so we put Jessica Jones on hold to finish up Daredevil first. I’ve also started watching Reign on my own. Listening To: Mamamoo has been our latest K-pop […]

TV Show Recommendation: Reign

| July 17, 2019

When Jeremy has stuff that takes him out of the apartment on the weekends, I often wind up watching period dramas, usually loosely based on history. But they cancelled Versailles and I finished up Tudors, so I poked around Netflix a bit until I stumbled across Reign. I’ve mentioned before that I tend to like my period dramas […]

Review of The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes

| July 10, 2019

My latest review for Mad Scientist Journal is up, today for a wonderful noir detective story with imaginary friends, called The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes. If this sounds like a weird mashup of genres, I can assure you that it both is, and that it is also SO perfect. The book is filled with imaginative characters […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, July 2019

| July 3, 2019

Reading: Slush for Mad Scientist Journal, books for review, and re-reading stories for I Didn’t Break the Lamp as we proofread them. The slush will go into the final issues of Mad Scientist Journal, and the book reviews will be posted there too. I Didn’t Break the Lamp will be out in October! Watching: Season 3 of Jessica […]

Cool Kickstarter: Superhero Pride Enamel Mask Pins

| June 26, 2019

I’ve backed this Kickstarter in the hopes that they’ll unlock some of the other pride pins, because I’d love to have a couple of different enamel mask pins to wear. It runs until the end of June, so if you, too, would like some awesome pins, check it out and back it!