Monthly Archives: March 2018

Top Five Wednesday: Favorite Teachers/Mentors

Today’s theme for Top Five Wednesday is favorite teachers and mentors.  Browsing through my books, I had fewer than I expected, probably because I read very little YA. You probably think I’m riffing on Tolkien again in advance of my … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead Vol. 29: Lines We Cross by Robert Kirkman

I hope you’ll excuse me if I use my review of Vol. 29 of The Walking Dead comic to draw a contrast with the TV show.  If you’re smart, you have long since abandoned the show.  I never said I … Continue reading

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Friday Face-Off: Cover Featuring a Tower

This is my first week participating in Friday Face-Off, a meme hosted by Books by Proxy.  Friday Face-Off pits cover against cover.  There can be only one!  This week’s theme is: “When she was a child, the witch locked her … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: EDSBT Longlisted for the REH Foundation Awards

The Robert E. Howard Foundation has announced the preliminary ballot for the 2018 REH Foundation Awards and I have been nominated for The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online).  Specifically, the foundation nominated my three posts on the Del Rey collection of … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.  This week I am actually playing by the rules for once and picking a book not yet released.  My pick is Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope.  Song of Blood … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: On My Spring TBR

I almost passed on this one.  I’ve been keeping my reading much more balanced these days, and given our daughter should arrive any day now *hint* *hint*, I have serious doubts about any spring reading plans.  But there is that long Tolkien … Continue reading

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Scavengers is a Fun Weird Western Yarn Starring an Underappreciated Historical Gunman

It’s a hard thing to be a living legend.  To be told by a prophet of God that if you never cut your hair no bullet nor blade can harm you.  True enough, in some twenty-five since the night he … Continue reading

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Top Five Wednesday: Favorite Book Quotes – Tolkien Edition

So I missed Top Ten Tuesday this week, and I had the perfect idea for the theme of the week—“Favorite Book Quotes” (i.e., I stole it from Bookwraith).  But, luckily, this week is a freebie for Top Five Wednesday.  So here … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – TV Edition

I am way behind on my TV writing, let alone my TV watching.  I finally finished season 2 of Stranger Things and season 1 of Westworld, but those didn’t even make it into this post.  I still need to watch … Continue reading

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