Song: "Sound The Alarm" by Thievery Corporation I'm not sure how to classify Thievery Corporation, other than "Awesome!". (I do not own this music - just linked it for your listening pleasure) I do not have COVID-19... I think. I have not been tested. But I did not feel... right... on Thursday or Friday, to the … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, 7/10-7/11
Song: "Groove Holmes" by The Beastie Boys; I'd honestly recommend the entire listed album - it's that good!(I do not own any of the music in the link!) I do not have COVID-19. *still knocking on wood* Vacation wraps up today (Tuesday). Overall, it was a success!I was hoping to recharge mentally and emotionally: I … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, 6/16/2020
I am still COVID19-free *knocks on wood*. However, I am insanely exhausted; how do you end up doing more stuff during a worldwide lock down?? Well.... ... I prepped for, and took, a Final for my Java Programming class. 35% of my semester grade, I ended up with a 78% on the Final. I think … Continue reading Start of Summer “Break”?
Oh, Harry Dresden. I'm trying to stay in your corner but you are making it very hard to do so! Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Yes, his middle names were based on 2 "magicians". Speaking of magicians, Dresden is that: a magician, living in Chicagoland, working as a Private Investigator. He, like all magicians of Jim Butcher's Dresden … Continue reading (Almost) Rooting Against the Protagonist: Harry Dresden
I made myself a promise that once the semester ended, I would get back into reading. The first item on the list was finishing the 2016 novella by Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom. I finished it on Saturday afternoon.... and it was one of the strangest stories I read in a long time. … Continue reading “The Ballad of Black Tom”: Book Review
Part 2 of the list: 6. "Domes of Fire" by David Eddings (1992) This Fantasy story deals with the 4 Militant Orders, Elenia, and the Tamuli Empire. The Militant Orders are groups of church knights - think of them as different groups of Paladins/War Priests; Elenia is the country, and main setting, of Eddings's Elenium … Continue reading 10+2 Favorite Books, Part 2
LINK: "Podicus Wrecks #15" The above link is for an episode of "Podicus Wrecks", where J.R. and I started down the Path of the Beam: we had begun our 8-month recap/review of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The context of that link is that 2 of my all-time favorite books come from that series. Which books? … Continue reading “Entertaining The Cyborg”: 10+2 Favorite Books, Part 1
The first of 7 (or more) parts of Podicus Wrecks’s discussion on Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series. Glad to be a guest on here, talking about my all-time favorite book series!
A month or so ago, I was in the Downtown Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, looking for something new to read. I wanted to stay in the Fantasy genre, plus stick with books in a series, but wanted a break from the Elves-Dwarves-Orcs-Goblins-type stories. I found a few books that looked interesting but … Continue reading Book Review: “The Case Files of Justis Fearsson”, Book 1
In this previous blog, I talked Terry Brooks's Dark Legacy of Shannara series, one of the main characters, Railing Ohmsford, and my inability to root for him and his quests. At that time, I was about halfway through Book 3 of the series. A couple of weeks ago, I finished the book and the series. I could say that … Continue reading ‘Rooting Against The Protagonist II’: A Follow-Up to Railing Ohmsford