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Checking In – December 21, 2019

Hello readers, I know it’s been over a month since my last blog post. Fear not, I haven’t given up. It’s December which means it’s always busy around my life. With outings (Work, Family, Friends) and just the overall Christmas Season, December has always been a month I struggle to blog in.

With that said, I wanted to drop in quickly and just give an update on what is coming.

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I’m back!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. After a year and a half leave of absence, I am ready to return to the blogging sphere. I am excited to return and share with you all the things I love.

A lot has changed for me in the last year and a half, and you will see some changes as to how I do things here. 

First is the sidebar. 

  • I am adding shows I am watching. I tend to binge-watch shows and not really watch live TV, so this makes it easier to update.
  • I am adding additional reading formats to the sidebar.
  • I will be sharing Foreign Language books I read.

Second: Review Format

  • I am going to focus on shifting my review style to a more standardized format. 

Third: Shows

  • Since I have shared reviews of Movies I watched, I will also start sharing with you some of the shows I watch. I will be doing overall show reviews as well as episode recaps. The overall reviews will not have any spoilers. Recaps will.

Things that don’t change:

  • You will still see many of my favorite authors pop up in the reviews. If you have a recommendation or suggestions for me, please reach out through my facebook page, which is linked on the sidebar. 

Thank you for sticking around. I hope it was worth the wait.


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Conservative view vs Liberal view


A liberal friend of mine asked if I as an conservative would address the following post:

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New Projects (Beta Reading)

As many of you have seen my reading has been put on hold with exception of audible books for the last couple of weeks.

The reason for this is that I’ve taken the opportunity to beta read for an author friend of mine.

I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience of working with the author to provide feedback on a first (rough) draft of their book. Seeing the book evolve from a rough draft to a more polished draft has been quite the entertaining and enlightening experience.

I’ve learned a few lessons in beta reading (both past and present), and there are some that I was taught before I ever beta read. I thought I would pass some tips along.

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Current to be read list

This is my to be read list:

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson*
Mitosis – Brandon Sanderson*
Firefight – Brandon Sanderson*
Calamity – Brandon Sanderson*
Shadowmarch – Tad Williams
Shadowplay – Tad Williams
Shadowrise – Tad Williams*
Shadowheart – Tad Williams*
Magic in the Bone – Devon Monk
Magic in the Blood – Devon Monk
Magic in the Shadows – Devon Monk
Magic on the Storm – Devon Monk
Magic at the Gate – Devon Monk
Magic on the Hunt – Devon Monk*
Magic on the Line – Devon Monk*
Magic without Mercy – Devon Monk*
Magic for a Price – Devon Monk*
Name of the Wind – Pat Rothfuss
The Wise Man’s Fear – Pat Rothfuss
Doors of Stone – Pat Rothfuss (Pending Publication)*
The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Pat Rothfuss*
His Majestie’s Dragon – Naomi Novik
Throne of Jade – – Naomi Novik*
Black Power War – Naomi Novik*
Empire of Ivory – Naomi Novik*
Victory of Eagles – Naomi Novik*
Tounges of Serpents – Naomi Novik*
Crucible of Gold – Naomi Novik*
Blood of Tyrants – Naomi Novik*
Across the Face of the World – Russell Kirkpatrick*
In the Earth abides the flame – Russell Kirkpatrick*
The Right Hand of God – Russell Kirkpatrick*
Path of Revenge – Russell Kirkpatrick*
Dark Heart – Russell Kirkpatrick*
Beyond the Wall of Time – Russell Kirkpatrick*
The Dragon’s Path – Daniel Abraham
The King’s Blood – Daniel Abraham
The Tyrant’s Law – Daniel Abraham*
The Widow’s House – Daniel Abraham*
The Spider’s War – Danel Abraham*
Unclean Spirits – M.L.N. Hanover
Darker Angels – M.L.N. Hanover
Vicious Grace – M.L.N. Hanover
Killing Rites – M.L.N. Hanover
Graveyard Child – M.L.N. Hanover*
The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson*
Shadows of Self – Brandon Sanderson*
The Bands of Mourning – Brandon Sanderson*

Shadows in Flight – Orson Scott Card*
Earth Unaware – Orson Scott Card*
Earth Afire – Orson Scott Card*
The Hobbit – J R R Tolken
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolken

Astrics are ones I haven’t read before.
Items in Italics are low on the list.
Items in Bold are high on the list.
Items in regular font are mid list.

I know I won’t finish the list this year, but I can try to make a dent. I also will prioritize any review requests I receive with ARCs.

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2016 US Presidential Candidates as Star Wars Characters

Introducing the 2016 Presidential Candidates and their Star Wars Counterpart. 

The field is narrowing, and we are coming closer to determining who the parties will choose as their candidates for the 2016 US Presidential Elections. I will present my comparisons on candidates still in the running (with an exception for the Republican Party where Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio will have comparisons as they were the most prominent Republican Candidates who dropped out).

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