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Apologies for the lateness of this post. These painkillers are kicking my ass and the most I can do is just sort of smile in a stupor. And that was compounded today by a migraine and trying to write up cognizant guest blog posts for later on this week, so…yeah. Anyway, I was over at Word-Whores today talking about Celebrity crushes. And there’s a nice review of A Sliver of Shadow at Bitch Can Read a Book today as well – if you leave a comment you can win a copy, so be sure to stop over there. In the meantime, I’ve been watching all the political bullshit going on the last few days dealing with women and contraception and Virginia passing that ridiculous bill that requires women to get internal vaginal ultrasounds before an abortion – even if she doesn’t want to and  Liz Trotta sounding off about how women… Read more

Bear Head

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Funny thing about blogs. People read them. Like my dad – who ran into my post about Bear Head. As a bit of a lovely Christmas surprise, he actually found the bear head ornament and gave it to me. 🙂 So here it is, in all its hot-glue-gun glory, nestled among the bottles of vodka and appletini mix my aunt gave me. I’m not really sure why I put it there for the picture, but perhaps my subconscious is suggesting that to understand the pure awesome zen of a decapitated bear head ornament, one must essentially be soused. I shall have to ponder that this evening. (Whilst stuffing my face with my home-made meringues. Thanks to @KAKrantz for stopping by today to help me make them! And for the awesome Hello Kitty flannel PJs! Which I will show tomorrow.) In the meantime, yay for a lovely review of BoD from… Read more

Not Really a Review

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I really wanted to like this book. I love graphics novels and I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series (the first three in particular), but I didn’t love this. Aside from the illustrative quirks (which I’ll throw down below), the storyline was just a big hot mess. The concept here was that it was supposed to be Outlander (the first 1/3 of it,) told from Jamie’s perspective. There was so much potential here, given what we knew about his history…but the thing was, it wasn’t really told from his perspective, at least not entirely. In fact, the execution of the book leaves a lot to be desired. Instead of a comprehensive story, we’re whisked away between chunks of the “good parts” of Outlander. Not to mention the addition of a subplot that did pretty much NOTHING involving another traveler between the stones.Which I guess is interesting on one level, but if the reader either… Read more

Luck in the Shadows

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This isn’t really a review – just a happy announcement that Lynn Flewelling’s latest Nightrunner book is out now. 🙂 It’s been a while since I read the original – Luck in the Shadows, but I think I’m going to have to get the whole set on the Kindle so I can reread them again, because I really adored them. And I’m the first to admit that it’s the first two I love the most – but to be honest, it’s not the plot I remember so much as the characters and the relationships between them. (And I’m not overly forgetful, but there was a several year gap between the latest few books and the first ones, so it’s to be expected, I think.) At any rate, the two main characters Alec and Seregil have been a staple in my psyche for quite a while. And yes, eventually they do… Read more

Still Not Really a Review

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Since I actually did get my Kindle set up and working last week (and skinned, thanks to the lovely people over at skinit.com, I figured I’d go ahead and buy a few books off it and see how I liked reading it. It’s taken me a little bit, but I have to admit I’m really liking it now. (I went a little cross-eyed at first for some reason, but I’ve been using it every night for the past week and I don’t think I have any complaints. In fact, I’m beta reading for a few people and it’s been great being able to email myself the word docs directly to the device and now I can read them wherever. At any rate, the first book I actually finished was Never After. Now sadly enough, the only author I’ve ever read before in the list was LKH. I’ve heard of the… Read more