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What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, November 2021 Edition

| November 10, 2021

Reading: I’ve been cruising through books for reviews recently, as I got several review requests in a row. Then I’ll move on to some books I picked up because they looked awesome (and I’ll review those too). Watching: We tore through the final episodes of Lucifer (SO GOOD), so we’re awaiting Hawkeye soon, plus miscellaneous episodes […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, October 2021 Edition

| October 6, 2021

Reading: I didn’t get to my graphic novels last month, so that’s happening now, slowly but surely. Watching: A bunch of our shows from September have either ended or are wrapping up soon, so we’re mostly watching Nancy Drew and His Dark Materials in spurts. Listening To: A lot of old favorites, interspersed with occasional new-to-me groups! […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, September 2021 Edition

| September 1, 2021

Reading: Books to review, and a stack of graphic novels are in my near future. Watching: We’ve been watching The Owl House when new blocks of episodes drop, Marvel’s What If?, Reservation Dogs, and we’re looking forward to the final season of Lucifer later this month. Also fitting in other things when we have time! Listening To: My latest […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, August 2021

| August 11, 2021

Reading: Still reading books to review them, but they’re books from my ginormous to be read pile at the moment. And books that I suddenly decide I must have. Current read is “Daughter of Time” by Josephine Tey, which is from 1951. But it’s a historical mystery, and it’s pretty interesting! Watching: More Owl House dropped, […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, July 2021 Edition

| July 7, 2021

Reading: Aside from books for reviews, I’ve been poking at some H. P. Lovecraft fiction and related materials. I read “The Colour Out of Space” because a friend had referenced it and I thought it might work to reference it in a story I’m planning. Having never read Lovecraft before, my reactions to it were, […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Early June 2021 Edition

| June 9, 2021

Reading: Books for review, for the most part, though I’ve been revising some writing craft books, and I just got a copy of How the Girl Guides Won the War, which is related to World War II. It’s theoretically research for a future novel, though I’m not sure if I’ll be writing about the Girl Guide […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, May 2021

| May 5, 2021

Reading: Finishing up the last of the writing craft books, and then I get to launch into a bunch of books, most of which I bought for myself! Reviews for all of them, of course, but I’m a little excited to have been able to pick out a couple of books on my own! Watching: The […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Early April 2021 Edition

| April 7, 2021

Reading: I’m currently taking a short break from reviewing books to beta read a novel and to read a couple of recommended books about writing craft. I’ve got Wired for Story and Story Genius by Lisa Cron, and Save the Cat by Jessica Brody. I’ll probably be talking more about these in the coming weeks, as I’m able […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Early March 2021 Edition

| March 3, 2021

Reading: I’m reading for book reviews, but I also recently devoured When Brains Dream by Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold, which is both research for a novel I’m planning to write that plays with dreams, but also just a fascinating read if you’ve ever had questions about dreams from a scientific perspective. This book does a […]

Reading, Watching, and Listening To: Early February 2021 Edition

| February 10, 2021

Reading: Still picking up books to review here and there, and trying to squeeze in some other books and stories when I can! I’ve also been reading a lot for an online flash fiction contest, which takes up a lot of my free reading time. Watching: We’ve finished Runaways, and are keeping up with WandaVision. Still working […]