Audible’s Laudables: The Infernal City

Today is my blog-aversary! (That doesn’t work, does it? Oh well.)

The post below is my very first review, appearing on Far Kingdoms on this day one year ago. What a ride it’s been- and how many fantastic books I’ve read because of it. Happy Flashback Friday- go read a good book!

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A tale of two mornings:

  1. It’s a lazy Saturday. You wake up at 10 to the gentle thrumming of rain outside your window and the smell of breakfast wafting through your door. Your significant other hands you a cup of coffee (or tea, if you like), and you curl up on the couch with a new book, drinking in that sweet caffeinated goodness and fresh imaginative world alike.
  2. Your alarm bleats angrily and you come to, bleary-eyed and hungover (you weren’t drinking, of course, that’s just how morning feels now), and suddenly there’s a toddler standing on your pillow demanding pancakes.  You look at the clock– it’s 6:33 AM. Your significant other rolls over and somehow ignores the child and the wailing now coming through the nursery monitor. There’s a book sitting on your bedside table; you’re on page two.

Hyperbole aside, if your days look more like scenario #2…

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Audible’s Laudables: The Last Wish

Since my last Audible's Laudables, I've tried and failed to listen to two separate works by G.K. Chesterton. Orthodoxy, I think, is just too dense to absorb without being able to re-read paragraphs 4 or 5 times, and while I did get through a portion of The Man Who Knew Too Much, I wasn't feeling … Continue reading Audible’s Laudables: The Last Wish

Book Review- Mass Effect: Revelation

As usual, I've over-promised and under-delivered, but here's the review I know you were all so anxiously anticipating! For the sake of depth and clarity, I am focusing on the first book in the Mass Effect novel series: Revelation by Drew Karpyshyn. A prequel to the first Mass Effect game by Bioware, Revelation fills in … Continue reading Book Review- Mass Effect: Revelation

Friday Frippery: Elcors and Coffee

I've spent an inordinate amount of time badly doodling nerdy jokes about coffee and Elcors onto this $8 chalkboard that I'm sure I'm supposed to write cliché sayings about family on instead. But here's the problem: Elcors are adorable and right now I just want to talk about how inventive the Mass Effect franchise was. … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Elcors and Coffee