In 2014, I read and reviewed the first of Garner's Alderly stories. You can find that review here: "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen". The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner My rating: 3 of 5 stars "The Moon of Gomrath" brings us back to Alderly and Susan and Colin, who are still with Bess and Gowther … Continue reading Friday Review: The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner
Monday is Halloween, so for starters, here's a Wikipedia article on the holiday and its origins and customs: Halloween Want to know the most popular Halloween candy? Got you covered on that one: Halloween Candy Here's a different idea for decorating pumpkins that you can use not only for Halloween, but for Fall decorating, too: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween!
Okay, no, my office is not in a castle! We moved in March. From NH to MA, from a house to a townhouse. There were many reasons for the move, but one was that it got the BaldMan closer to work. He was commuting an hour+ one way before. The townhouse is much better suited … Continue reading Monday Musings: My Office- Completed!
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Zachary Quinto In the not too distant future, it is almost impossible to murder someone. Or for most people to die- permanently. Unless you die of natural causes or suicide, within hours you return to life, naked, but alive. No one knows … Continue reading Friday Review: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (Audiobook)
It seems we underestimated the size of the observable universe, according to this international team of scientists: The Observable Universe This happened back in June in Calais, France, but it is still cool to see a dragon horse come to life: Long Ma This Pixar short is more adult and dark than we've come to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Universe is Bigger than We Thought, Steampunk Dragon in France, Darker Pixar Short, and Nine Best Fantasy Series
42. That's it. That's all I have to say this week. Because, really, what else is there besides the answer to it all, right? * * * * * * * * Oh, okay. I'll add more. Last weekend was another grandchild's birthday party. This time, our Miss B turned three. She seemed happy with … Continue reading Monday Musings: Life, the Universe, and Everything
A few weeks ago, I did a post on some samples of books I was considering for purchase. I have now finished reading the last five of the samples I downloaded, so I'm going to give you my impressions now. A couple of things first. I haven't (of course) read the whole story of any … Continue reading Friday Review: Would You Care For a Sample?
This video has been called the most satisfying in the world. I'm not sure about that, but it is pretty fascinating: Satisfying Video Okay, this is too good not to share. The Avengers/Full House mash-up. I agree with the Tor.com writer- I would so watch this show. Oh, Cut. It. Out.: Avengers/Full House Confused by the number … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Satisfying Video(?), Avengers/Full House Mash Up, Scotch Flavor Profiles, and Full Moon Photo
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I'm confused. Let me start by saying that I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I have not read the first three. I am not sure it would have helped. If Brandon Sanderson is able to keep all of … Continue reading Friday Review: Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians Book 4: The Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson
Sorry about the lack of blog yesterday. The day just seemed to get away from me for some reason. But that's no reason not to give you some nice web destinations today, is it? A lovely annual tribute by the citizens of Warsaw to commemorate those lost in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944: Warsaw Uprising … Continue reading Thursday Travels:Warsaw Uprising Tribute, LA Night Lights, Old House Restoration, and Haunted Mansion In MA