Monthly Archives: September 2013

Book review: Cast in Shadow

Cast in Shadow by Michelle SagaraKaylin serves in the Hawks, a sort of police department, in Elantra. She’s summoned to the Hawklord’s office one morning to receive an assignment and two partners. One of the partners is an old friend who betrayed her s… Continue reading

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Friday miscellany

Happy Friday!

Preparation for Viable Paradise continues apace. I went to Target for some food, a pair of leggings, and a new mini blender, and I also left with 3 new long-sleeved shirts and 4 bags of Halloween candy in addition. (Pumpkin spice M&Ms: pretty good. Caramel apple Milky Ways: OK. It’s the same base as the Midnights, just flavored with apple.)

I saw a display of shirts as I was walking down one of the main aisles, and I said “oh hey, I could use these.” So I got 3: red, purple, and brown. I didn’t know they were buy 2 get $4 off, or I’d have gotten 4. Long-sleeved t-shirts are useful!

I need to make a packing list. I like lists; they keep me from forgetting important things.

In 16 days, I’m going to be on my way to Boston (where I’m getting a ride from a friend down to the island). Nervous! I’ve read something from all the instructors except Steven Gould; my library doesn’t have any of his books. Except there was a change of plans, and Sherwood Smith can’t come, so Scott Lynch is taking her place. Which means the copy of The Lies of Locke Lamora I bought last week for $0.99 on sale just got moved higher on my reading list. It’s on my e-reader now.

I leave you with a video of a cat (not one of mine) with the most adorable squeaky meow.

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Anime you should watch: Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope, manga by Yuki Kodama, anime by Shinichirou Watanabe/Fuji TV, music by Yoko KannoHigh school freshman Kaoru Nishimi moves to a small town in Kyushu to live with relatives. He meets notorious bad boy Sentarou Kawabuchi and their classm… Continue reading

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Book review: Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim, official movie novelization by Alex Irvine.In case you hadn’t heard, I really liked the movie Pacific Rim. It was fun and sad and happy and I loved it. There were a lot of feels involved. Here’s my tumblr tag; there are (as I write this) 2… Continue reading

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Friday miscellany

I keep forgetting to write Friday’s post. This week I haven’t!I’ve downloaded the You Are Your Own Gym app for my phone, and I’ve made it through the first two weeks. I’m calling this Operation “what? dammit, those jeans fit three months ago. I don’t w… Continue reading

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Anime you should watch: Revolutionary Girl Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena, manga by Chiho Saito, anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, 1997Utena Tenjou wanted to be a prince when she grew up. One day, she met a prince who gave her a ring that he said would give her the power to become a prince. She tra… Continue reading

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Monday book post

Between traveling for DragonCon and catching up on everything afterward, I haven’t had much time to finish reading anything recently.I’m currently reading the official Pacific Rim novelization, which is based on an early draft of the script (because of… Continue reading

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Anime you should watch: Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh; manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, anime by Hiyoshi Nishikori/JC Staff 2002.Azumanga Daioh ran as a 4-panel gag comic in Dengeki Daioh. The title is a pun on Azuma+manga and Daioh (which, aside from being the book title, means “great king.”)The … Continue reading

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Book review: The Price of the Stars

The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald.Beka Rosselin-Metadi, daughter of the leader of a world that was destroyed in the Mage Wars and the general who led the fight against the Mages, works on trader ship. On one port call, her fathe… Continue reading

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Friday!

I’m back from DragonCon, though I still haven’t caught up on sleep. I had a lot of fun, though I only made it to a couple panels. I saw a lot of costumes, hung out with friends, and bought a Pacific Rim poster signed by Guillermo del Toro. (That was my… Continue reading

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