Rewatching episodes of this humanity-bending epic, is pure delight. It stands up (yes, it's 10 years later. How did that happen?). The characters, the writing, the intrigue. Everything (well, almost) is well crafted. From the interplay between religion and sense of self, to the layered politics, the relationships (human and non), the known and unknown … Continue reading Battlestar Galactica
This is SO hard to write about, or even think about for that matter [cringe]. It's happened to everyone (or so I'd like to believe). Usually there are some redeeming qualities about getting down and naked, but nobody wants to experience the awkward, terrible, even humiliating minutes of a sexual encounter that goes sideways. It's like … Continue reading Bad Sex
In 2004, I was living for a summer in London and walked around the corner to my local book shop to find a paperback to travel with up to Scotland. I was recommended Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, the first book in a series about a woman who would become my heroine for all time, … Continue reading The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
It's not often you're grabbed by a book that's built in another world and so instantly drawn into the complexity and possibilities of the plot that you don't even have time to blink. Daughter of Smoke and Bone does just that, the characters are immediately engrossing - Karou a young, blue-haired, badass teenager, living in … Continue reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Trilogy)
I want two things from life. To deserve the love of a dog and to recommend to you Ready Player One. I’m two gin and tonics away from commissioning a shirt that reads “Can I pet your dog?” on one side and “Have you read Ready Player One?” on the other. It'd save time getting … Continue reading Ready Player One, a Homecoming
This is not a confession - this is a statement made with pride: I love dressing up and making props. BUTALSOLETMEEXPLAIN. I DEFINITELY don't mean this in a creepy way (I hope), like this gem of a guy. Nor do I mean cocktails on the roof in whatever LBD works with my bra that day … Continue reading Baltimore Comic-Con, or, How I found Saga
After reading Station Eleven (review to come) and loving it – I was recommended Red Rising. The book – set on Mars - follows Darrow (a boy born to the lowest red mining class) as he infiltrates the gold ruling class to take down the classist color system and fulfill the dream that his wife, … Continue reading Red Rising – A Revolution or a Man’s Demons?
I'm a single woman in [XXX], a large city. Yes, I online date (doesn't everybody??). No, I haven't found my penguin. I have friends who've met their partner on their first online date. I have friends who've been doing it for years. I have friends who've met a soulmate IRL [in real life, for some … Continue reading The Worst Date Ever #1
Audiobooks are my life's enduring pleasure. While driving, architecting, cooking, painting, cleaning - when an audiobook is involved, all manifest into an anticipated daily activity. The word "tedious" exists not in my lexicon when my phone is charged and my headphones are handy. Code Name Verity. This book exceeded expectations. And from the hype, mine … Continue reading Code Name Verity – The Audio Edition
I had this image when I was younger of my first home purchase being the typical first home with my husband, to prepare for the arrival of our first child. A momentous occasion based on that milestone in life. Cut to today, in my early 30's and i'm about to sign the papers to purchase … Continue reading So it’s just you? Yeah, just me. Home buying as a single woman.
What does it even mean to be an "executive". You're a decision maker? An executor? An "executioner" (as one résumé I recently came across described)? Being and executive has all sorts of meanings across all sorts of industries, but I think there is one thread that spans across them all, and that is what it … Continue reading Executive Woman
This book grabs you so immediately by the heartstrings, that you won't know what propelled you off the runway. Then, at each twist, and as the booked ends, you're devastated, begging the author(s) for more. Set in WWII, CNV tells the tale of two women aiding the war effort. One is captured by the Gestapo … Continue reading Code Name Verity