Friday Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

Prudence by Gail Carriger My rating: 4 of 5 stars Prudence is the first book in Gail Carriger's "Custard Protocol" series, focusing on Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama, daughter of Alexia Tarbotti, Lady Maccon of the "Parasol Protectorate" series. Prudence, known as Rue to her friends, is a metanatural, the daughter of a werewolf and a … Continue reading Friday Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

Wednesday Wanderings: The Librarians, World Ending Scenarios?, Winter in the Middle Ages, and Bad Lip Reading Takes on Star Wars

Do you watch The Librarians? I do and I think it's one of the best things on Tv right now. This post on tor.com explains a lot of the reasons why: The Librarians The article is a bit sensationalist, but a lot of it is based on things that are really happening. And, even taking the … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Librarians, World Ending Scenarios?, Winter in the Middle Ages, and Bad Lip Reading Takes on Star Wars

Monday Musings: Amazon Rankings: What Are They, and Do They Really Mean Anything?

For this blog post, I am going to focus on books as relative to Amazon's rankings, although all products sold on Amazon are ranked. But for my purposes, and for most of you who might be reading this, books are our main interest. In one of the writing groups I am in, there was a discussion … Continue reading Monday Musings: Amazon Rankings: What Are They, and Do They Really Mean Anything?

Wednesday Wanderings: Scientists Discover Link Between Brain and Immune System, Librarians Parody Queen, Stephen Hawking Wants to Send a Ship to the Stars, and 21 Novels You Should Read

The discovery of a connection between the brain and the immune system means new insights to many diseases: Immune System I think we all love a good parody, and when it combines Bohemian Rhapsody and librarians, it is definitely worth watching: Librarian Rhapsody Stephen Hawking helps fund a project to send a tiny spacecraft to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Scientists Discover Link Between Brain and Immune System, Librarians Parody Queen, Stephen Hawking Wants to Send a Ship to the Stars, and 21 Novels You Should Read

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness Quartet #1) by Tamora Pierce

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce My rating: 3 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook reading of the unabridged first edition of this book, read by Trini Alvarado Alanna wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm. But girls are not allowed to train with weapons and warfare. Her … Continue reading Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness Quartet #1) by Tamora Pierce

Another Walk in the Woods in the Springtime

Another gorgeous day, so Lambeau and I walked one of the woods trails here. It was cool and lovely, even with no leaves on the trees as yet. But the buds are swelling nicely, and the smaller branches are greening. And there are a few bugs starting to flit about.   Two views of the … Continue reading Another Walk in the Woods in the Springtime

Wednesday Wanderings: Einstein and Music, Antioch’s Gates of Hell, Umlauts, and Giant Spheres in Bosnia

It seems Einstein found music an important part of his scientific thinking: Einstein and Music The article is a bit sensationalized, but there seems to be some sort of pyschic phenomenon in the location of the ancient city of Antioch in Turkey: Antioch Gates of Hell The umlaut, that phonetic mark made up of two … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Einstein and Music, Antioch’s Gates of Hell, Umlauts, and Giant Spheres in Bosnia