I did okay in 2018, as far as my reading goals went. I had set a goal of 28 books, and managed to read 34. My Goodreads total says 36, but there were two that I just couldn't finish, so I don't count those in my list. I've also been trying to diversify my reading … Continue reading Friday Review: Reading in 2018
Really, not much. We hosted a partial family holiday dinner. Some of the out of town regulars couldn't make it this year, so it was a smaller gathering than usual. Still a good one, with good people and good food. I started planning the aquarium I am going to be setting up fairly soon. I … Continue reading Friday Review:What I Did on My Winter Vacation
Have you caught up to the Marie Kondo craze? She of the de-cluttering, stuff tossing, excruciatingly annoying voice? If not, just Google her name. You will find more than you ever wanted to know- or hear. I mean, look, I get it. We all probably have too much stuff, but her voice just makes me … Continue reading Move Over, Marie Kondo! I Have Stuff to Put There!
We seem to have made it into 2019, haven't we? I know I've been scarce around here for the last part of December, but after Two's Company released, I decided to take some time off to enjoy the holidays, and regroup before plunging into things again. That said, if you know me at all, you know … Continue reading Monday Musings: Onward to a New Year
That's right. One more day to take advantage of the presale discount on my new space opera novel, Two's Company. It's scifi action-adventure featuring Deuce Grainger, a poker playing, Scotch drinking shuttle jockey faced with losing her main source of income if her friend's terraforming company is sabotaged out of business. Her companion AI Personality may … Continue reading One Day More: Two’s Company Drops Tomorrow!
Our youngest daughter is married to a Brazilian. Not only is he an exceptional handyman and can fix just about anything, we also have been introduced to these yummy, cheesy snacks. They are easy to make, only take a few ingredients (although most people probably will need to get some tapioca flour), and everyone loves them. … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Pao de Quejo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) Gluten Free
Just a quick post in case you missed this. The first trailer and the title for the fourth Avengers movie have been released! The title is Endgame and here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8 So, a couple things- (some spoilery stuff here so watch the trailer first): That opening- all the … Continue reading Avengers 4: First Trailer and Title Revealed!
Indeed, they are! I have started decorating, and baking (as you know if you've been following my Wednesday posts). I have a bit more to do on both counts, but we've got a couple weeks, so all's good. We will be having our family celebration on December 28 this year. Usually, we try to do … Continue reading Monday Musings: The Holidays Are Coming!
Narrated by Kate Reading Bellwether by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sandra Foster is a research scientist working for the Hi-Tek corporation studying fads, specifically the bobbed hair fad among women in the 1920s. Hi-Tek is hoping she will discover how fads begin in order to use that to their marketing advantage. … Continue reading Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)
Who doesn't love a good pan pizza? That thick, chewy crust, with its crisp outside and enough substance to hold up to plenty of toppings. A good thick crust pizza is almost fried on the bottom and has a distinctive chewy texture. This recipe, from the Serious Eats blog, gives exactly that result at home. The … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Foolproof Pan Pizza