2014 Booklist (as of October)

July 2014 Farthest Away Mountain by Lynne Reid Banks Childhood book, re-read again for the final time. In which a mostly-sensible and intrepid young heroine goes on a magical adventure to the Farthest Away Mountain and meets trolls, an enchanted frog, a horrible witch, magical colors, and oh-so-sad gargoyles. This book will always hold a…

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[Perry] Tales from After Dark

The past week in Toronto featured the After Dark film festival. It’s an annual thing. Whole bunch of horror, thriller, and science fiction movies converge on the city for a week and those of strong constitution can take part. I usually check out at least a couple movies each year with my buddy, but we…

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[Perry] Shadows of Mordor

Recently, I’ve spent some time in Middle Earth again, slaughtering a nigh incomprehensible number of orcs. A game was released somewhat recently titled “Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor”. Because apparently? Without the “Middle Earth” in its title, no one would recognize that it was supposed to be part of the Tolkien IP, apparently. But forget…

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Comment Policy Update

I’m closing down comments on posts older than 100 days. I’m a little sad to do it, but 90% of the activity on the older stuff is spam, and when a real comment DOES come along, it pings everyone who had subscribed to the thread, which can be super jarring. Shouldn’t affect most of us…

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Tami has the plague this week

(no, it’s NOT ebola. I’m more likely to die by way of shark attack) Until Tami no longer has the plague, I cannot promise posts. And I will probably disinfect this keyboard after I submit this. Send thoughts of chicken soup, orange juice, and cough drops my way. lovemuffins Related Posts Sounds Gross, Is Awesome…

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[Perry] The Book of Mormon

Wherein our hero takes in a show. So a while back, while my friend was still teaching English in Korea at the time, we got wind of the fact that the comedy show, The Book of Mormon would be playing in Toronto around the end of the year. Plans were made, tickets were purchased, far…

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Art! Dinocookie and Mousie

Two new pieces of art from me. The first? A patriotic dino dunking a cookie into a glass of milk. Awkwardly, on account of the teeny arms. The second! A tiny piebald mousie who is happy to see you but a little worried at the same time. whispers It’s okay, lil’ mawazee. These are all…

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Kindle (From Tami this time)

So I WAAAAS going to wait a bit to blog about this, but Perry tipped my hand. DIRTY, NO GOOD, HAND-TIPPER! ahem. Upgrade I recently upgraded my kindle from the first generation kindle touch to a kindle fire HD 7″ (the new one) (also, seriously, they need to get a better naming system because that…

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[Perry] Ereader Advice

Wherein Perry debates the purchase of a new ereader. So here’s the thing. I never really thought that I would get into ereaders. When they first came out? I took one look at them and thought to myself, “Why Perry, you handsome devil you. Can you imagine reading a book off of an electronic device,…

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[Perry] Stuck in a Non-Reading Mood

Have you ever had that situation where you have an amazing book to read. And you know that it’s an amazing book that you’re reading…but you’re just totally not in the mood to read it? So right now, I’m reading a book called The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente…

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