Life and Such

Audiobook Review The Shadow Queen

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of libraries, especially online ones. When we owned a home in Phoenix, I held a city of Phoenix library card. Taxpayer perk. When we sold our house, I gladly forked over the $40 per year to keep my beloved maroon card that’s older than either one of my […]

The Great Tournament of Speculative Greatness – The Champion

Vin had never seen a storm like this. She was used to a dim sun hanging in a soot-filled sky. This storm was on a completely different scale. She clung to a metal flagpole high on the city wall, all she could see for miles was the massive storm. It would hit the city soon. […]

Movie Review – Ready Player One

Movie Review – Ready Player One

Our family doesn’t go to the movies very often. We took our daughter and several of her friends to see A Wrinkle in Time for her tenth birthday party. Before that, we only saw 1 or 2 movies in the theater in the past year. We all decided to see Ready Player One. Good choice. It’s a […]

Review: Resistance

Review: Resistance

This is the second of my two-part review of Amy Brock McNew’s shorter companion works in the Reluctant Warrior Chronicles. While last week I reviewed Reformation, which is only available by subscribing to Amy’s website, Resistance is available through more traditional means like online booksellers. Resistance is a novella that follows roughly the same timeline as her full-length […]

Review: Reformation

Review: Reformation

This is going to be a 2-parter. In keeping with my focus on short stories and novellas, I’m going to feature two of Amy’s new releases. The first is Reformation. If you notice there’s no hyperlink over the title. Why? Because Reformation is an exclusive thing. It’s free. All you have to do is sign up for […]

Ready Player One – Audiobook Review

  I am the quintessential child of the 80s. Born at the end of 1972, I’m right in the middle of Generation X and about a year or two younger than James Donovan Halliday aka Anorak a video game tycoon who has set up a virtual world called OASIS and has left his fortune to […]

Three ways to turn off your internal editor

I have a secret to tell you. I like to take notes. On physical paper. With a real pen. As the token “tech guy”, this causes me a bit of ridicule. I bust out my Captain America journal from Walmart and jot down whatever important thing someone said. OK, most of the time it’s some […]