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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 […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, January 2021 edition

| January 20, 2021

Reading: Still working through books for reviews. Watching: We cruised through the final season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and we’re nearly through the final season of Runaways. Then it’s on to the backlog of things we abandoned, or something new that catches our attention. Listening To: Jeremy added me to his YouTube subscription as […]

Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Late December Edition

| December 30, 2020

Reading: More books for review, and a few comics here and there. Watching: We were reminded recently that we’d stopped watching Runaways, so we’re working through season 2 of that, along with our other watching. I finished up Reign and have (re-)started Medici (according to Netflix, I watched two seasons of it already, but I remember VERY […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Early December 2020 Edition

| December 9, 2020

Reading: Books for reviews have started coming back in, so I’m returning to those. Watching: We’ve recently finished the second season of Hanna (waiting a year for the third season) and the first season of Avatar. I’m also working my way through the third season of Reign as time permits. We watched The New Mutants recently, and while […]

What I’m Reading, Watching, and Listening To, Mid-November 2020

| November 18, 2020

Reading: I’ve picked up more books for reviews, so I’m alternating between books for reviews and books that have long been in my to read pile (which I’ll also review, most likely). Watching: Because Jeremy needed to watch a little bit of The Legend of Korra for a game he was running, we decided to get […]