Steph went apple picking with friends yesterday. She brought home- well, apples. A few other things as well, like doughnuts. Mmmm. But those apples were just sort of sitting there in a bag on the counter, and I felt something needed to be done with a few of them, because, you know, what if we … Continue reading Monday Musings: Baking with Apples, End of Chili Season, and Dog Food Stealing Poultry
(Yes, I am still making my way through Wicked and, yes, I am still finding it a difficult read. But it interests me enough to keep going. So, a little commentary style "review" here today.) There has been a bit of a brouhaha lately over authors who respond negatively to less than favorable reviews. While … Continue reading Friday Review: Reviewing the Reviewers
In 1996, scientists pointed the Hubble Space Telescope at what appeared to be a blank void in space. What they actually captured in the images is amazing: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/important-image-captured-by-hubble Here is a physics student talking- well, singing, actually- about string theory to the tune of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. It may not exactly explain all that physics … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Important Hubble Image, Queen Meets String Theory, Pagan Ritual Costumes, and Pretty Pictures
I was home all by myself from early Saturday morning until mid-afternoon on Sunday. Well, I had seven cats, one dog, two guinea pigs, and some fish for company, but the human folk were gone. The BaldMan and Steph went to the Connecticut State Chili Cook Off. I would have gone, but that would leave … Continue reading Monday Musings: Home Alone, A Chill in the Air, and Mailing List, Anyone?
I am working my way through Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I'm finding it a tough read. I can't say too much about the story, or even the characters, right now, but the language and flow of the book are a bit dragging. It certainly is interesting to see things from the point of view of … Continue reading Friday Review: Working on a Tough Read
We all love Monty Python and the Holy Grail, right? But what if the trailer had been made for a serious movie? It would look something like this, and I would still want to go see the movie: http://io9.com/the-monty-python-and-the-holy-grail-trailer-recut-into-1292837556 I love Sesame Street, I really do, and those yip-yip guys with their "Book, book, book" … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Monty Python Trailer Redone, Sesame Street Fashion Fail, Creepy and Beautiful Jeweled Skeletons, and 2013 Ig Nobel Awards
It seems there has been a small amount of confusion on the ebook formats that are available for Six of One. And I understand it. In particular one site is a bit confusing, since if you click the link that says "Available for these Devices" (or similar wording), it sends you to a graphic that … Continue reading Monday Musings: Clarifying Ebook Formats, and the Links, Once Again
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars The first thing I have to say about this ebook is a thank you to the author for taking the time to make it a well-put together book. Unlike too many author published ebooks, there were no odd formatting issues, and no editing errors that I found. It's nice … Continue reading Friday Review: Paranormal Legacy (Inhuman Chronicles 1) by Caitlin Hensley
Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy is now available for pre-order from Kobo, for all .epub readers and apps. It will be on pre-order until October 8th. You can pre-order it here: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/six-of-one-a-collection-of-short-fantasy#readThisOn You can also go to Smashwords and download a sample of the book in a format compatible with … Continue reading First Pre-Order Link is Live!
This week on the internet: In honor of Superman's 75th birthday, Canada is introducing six commemorative coins with a Superman theme. Collector's items, for sure, but also real currency. With collector pricing on some: http://bit.ly/16igFm0 Is Ikea the perfect setting for a zombie movie? According to this article from the Huffington Post, yes. And here … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Canadian Superman Currency, Ikea Perfect Setting for Zombie Movie, Superheroes Save Cat, and World’s Largest Cave