My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. What a fascinating book. Fans of TV science fiction will know Straczynski as the creator and scriptwriter of Babylon 5 and Sense8, as well as the Ron Howard-Clint Eastwood movie, The Changeling. He has also worked in TV animation and comic books. Now, he is telling his own … Continue reading Friday Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hundreds of people are being afflicted by a strange malady. One day, they simply leave whatever they are doing and begin walking. No one knows where they are going because they appear to be sleepwalking. They can't be waked, they don't speak, eat, or drink; they simply walk on … Continue reading Friday Review: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
February is the worst month, as far as I am concerned. It seems to go on forever. It's often cold, but you know the warm weather is not far off and that just makes it seem colder. Many February days are gloomy, cloudy, and gray. Makes me want to just nap through the whole month, … Continue reading Whatever Wednesday: Random Stuff Around Here
(Those of you not in the USA or who are not football fans can skip the first paragraph.) This was kind of a weird weekend. We didn't watch any football on Sunday. It was the Pro Bowl, and honestly, we gave up watching that one a few years ago. It's just a big media foofra … Continue reading Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You
I am sitting here in my living room, with windows open and the outdoor temperature is 65 degrees F. I checked the calendar. Yep, it's January 11. We were supposed to have rain along with the warm temps, but that seems to have passed us by in favor of sun and clouds. It is supposed … Continue reading Monday Musings: So, This is January, Right?
Every year, I set a number of books to read goal. If I make that goal, I add one in the next year. In 2019, my goal was 29 books. I fell short by six books so the goal for 2020 will remain at 29. I am not the fastest reader in the world and … Continue reading Friday Review: My 2019 Reading in Reveiw
Boy, they seem to be rolling by fast, don't they? Of course, we were out of town for seven days, four of them on the road, so things are a bit disrupted in my brain right now. We also had the BaldMan needing to have a detached retina reattached and of course, he can't drive … Continue reading Monday Musings: And Another Week Bites the Dust
Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Monday Musings: Are Big Publishing Companies Anti-Library?
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