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House Keeping 7/17/18

This is late and I’m late and it feels a touch like everything is sliding out of control again. That’s life though, right? Not sure what my excuse of the week is but, trust me, it’s a good one.

While I missed the review for last week I am planning on having one up this week. I should be able to get things leveled out a bit soon.

That said, as soon as I can reasonably make time I’m going to grab a copy of Seanan McGuire’s The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. As much as I enjoyed Sparrow Hill Road I’ve been super excited to get my hands on the sequel and it just came out today.

I’m also thinking of going ahead and finishing and posting some of the comparison work ideas I’ve been bouncing around here. Since I can’t do anything with videos yet and I don’t want them to get stale.

For now though, that’s about it. It’s been a busy, weirdly stressful past few weeks, and I’m hoping that this is where I start climbing out of that.

Standard stuff at the end here. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. If you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Anything from that is going towards replacing my video camera. So, that’s that, have a good week and enjoy!

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House Keeping 7/10/18

I was so late getting that up last week. It’s funny now, because the review is up and I’m not worried about it any more, but that was a mess. I can’t say I won’t be late again this week, but I have a better grasp on what I want to say this time so it shouldn’t be nearly as bad.

Still behind on reading, but I’m slowly making progress there. I’ve hit a book that reads like eating pop corn, so I’ve wound up half way through without really realizing. So that’s been a lot of fun.

I’ve also got a guest post coming up later in the week. It’s an excerpt this time, so you’ll get a taste of the book in question.

Non standard for me here, but today Amazon employees in Spain will be on strike for better working conditions. In addition to reaching out to other Amazon employees across Europe, they’re asking that customers not shop with Amazon or it’s partners today in solidarity. With today being Amazon’s “Prime Day” that could be a really great way to hit the company in the wallet and make them take notice. If you’ve got a minute you can also shoot Amazon a tweet mentioning why you aren’t buying from them today.

And that’s it for this one.

Standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Or, if you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a kofi. Anything from that will be going to the fund for a new video camera. In any case, enjoy!

House Keeping 7/3/18

Not sure what I’m doing this week. Words haven’t been flowing super well, but that might be more down to the book I’ve been reading and residual stress from car stuff. Which feels silly, but these things happen.

I’m behind on my reading, what’s new. Some of that is down to the books I’ve been reading, I’m able to read a lot more ebooks than hard copy books lately. I’m finding that ebooks are weirdly easy to jump from one to the next, so I find myself reading a lot but then not reviewing them as I finish them. It’s getting to be more of an issue than I had figured on. As always, I’m working on a solution to that. Someday I might even have one.

As far as all that goes, if I can manage it, I might have a few weeks where there are two reviews a week instead of one. That’s somewhat contingent on my getting some that I’ve had on the back burner finished in the next few days, but I think it’s worth giving a shot. Plus, I’ll need to double up if I’m ever going to get caught up. I really don’t want to have to blank slate my reading list again any time soon. I think I can do better than that.

Also still working on things for potential videos. I might have an idea of something I could do between now and when I have a new video camera. So I’m going to see if that’s workable.

That’s about it, not a ton going on lately.

As always, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I feed on attention and knowing what people think allows me to adjust things as I go. If you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Anything I get from that is going directly into the new camera fund. More importantly than all that though, enjoy!

House Keeping 6/26/18

Hey all! Running a bit late this week. Things have gone a bit sideways, as they do, and I’m working on getting them back on track.

I’m still planning on having a review up tomorrow, but it might be a little late. It might wind up going live Thursday.

Continuing saga of planned things is as much on going as it ever is, though I’m a bit stuck for getting anything finished. So, that’s basically in a holding pattern.

That’s about it. Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. And, if you really like what I’m doing, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi.

House Keeping 6/19/18

Hey all, I had a nice weekend and am back into the swing of things this week.

Things are in something of a holding pattern right now. I’ve fallen a touch behind on getting reviews written, though I’m in a decent place getting books read wise. There will be a review tomorrow, though after that I’m going to have to set myself a target and get writing.

That aside, I’m going to have another guest post for you all going up on Friday!

Beyond that, I’m still trying to work around the situation with my video camera. I’ve got a couple of ideas on that but don’t know how workable they are. Then, of course, comic stuff is coming. Eventually. It’s sort of been eaten by the falling behind.

And, of course, the standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here, feel free to leave a comment or a like. And, if you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Any funds from that will be going towards getting a video camera that is compatible with Windows 10.

House Keeping 6/12/18

Hey all, sorry I’m late with this. Odd couple days at work, so I wound up taking a nap once I got home.

Good news, the review is going live tomorrow as planned and I’ve got a guest post coming up for you all on Friday.

Bad news is I’m still working on the Crossing Over and Ghostbusters Annual reviews and I’ve also just tonight discovered that my video camera is not compatible with Windows 10, so I’m going to need to get a newer one before I can do any of the videos I’d planned. It also means that the unboxing video I’d filmed is unusable. Probably should have checked that earlier.

Of course, with that temporarily off the table, I’m going to let myself just sort of jot out ideas for things and work on polishing them up as I have the time instead of attempting to juggle the reviews and work and that. It’s a bit of a relief even if I am a bit disappointed.

That’s about it for this week. Standard things, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. And if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a Ko-fi. For until I’ve saved enough to cover it, any Ko-fis I receive will go towards buying a new camera. More content’s incoming but, for now, enjoy!

 

House Keeping 6/5/18

I’m continuing to pick away at my To Be Read pile. I am vastly no longer caught up and more than a little worried on that. It is, as ever, my own fault but I’m still having a good time. So I’ll count it as not a loss.

The June Second Star Books box should be here before the weekend. Funny thing on that, I was telling myself earlier that there was no way that, even with them having posted about packing all weekend, it would be out this early in the week. I got the email about it right as I was leaving work, complete with tracking number. That’s pretty awesome.

Depending on when it arrives I should be able to do the box opening before the week is out. Looking forward to trying that again.

Other than that, I have a couple of ideas for non review writing. I’ll just have to make time to actually write it. Always the problem, but one I’ve been working on with some success.

I’m hoping to finally have reviews up for the Ghostbusters annual and Crossing Over issues one and two some time this week. I’m thinking of doing all three of those in one day, possibly in one big post. That said, I’m not going to be able to pick up my copy of the third issue of Crossing Over until next week or maybe the week after. So that’ll get posted whenever I get the chance to pick it up.

And, of course, standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing feel free to leave a comment or a like. And, if you really like what I’m doing, consider enabling my caffeine addiction and buy me a Ko-fi. Either way, I’ll have a review up tomorrow and in the meantime, enjoy!

House Keeping 5/29/18

It feels like May has gone by way too fast. The holiday weekend and people getting ready for school to be out probably helped with that. Not a lot happening at work, but just enough to stay busy. The weekend did let me get started on a number of things though, I’m not ahead on anything by any means, but started is better than nothing. It feels a lot better too.

As to the month having seemed really short, I’m still trying to figure out how to make that Second Star Books unboxing video work. But I’m planning on keeping tinkering with it. I’ve got the footage done but no idea what to do with the editing software I’ve got. Even if I don’t get it done though I’m going to have the review of the box up by midnight Thursday. That way I’ll have it up in time to do the whole thing over with June’s box.

There’s going to be a lot of graphic novel reviews coming up in the next few weeks. I got several from First Second not too long ago and also found some that had been set to the side for later. That was more than a little while ago, but they’re nifty books and I’m excited to share them.

I’m also hoping to get a little more work done on the reviews for some of the novels I’ve been sent. I keep planning on scheduling daily time on this and then it all goes to reading instead of working on reviews or other things I had planned. It’s brilliant. But, I figure that if I keep aware of it I should be able to work on it better.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a like or a comment. And, if you really like what I’m doing here you can enable my caffeine addiction and buy me a Ko-fi.

House Keeping 5/22/18

Short one this week, I don’t have a ton going on in light of the holiday weekend. I’m figuring most folks will be out doing family stuff, so extra blog posts would be better saved for later.

That said, I’ve got the Ghostbusters annual comic picked up, just a couple of months late, plus the first two issues of the Crossing Over mini to review at some point. With that, I’m planning on posting the reviews for all three on the same day, since the annual is pretty immediately followed by issue one.

It’s a little sad, I’m ahead on my reading a little bit, but haven’t had the time to get caught up with the reviewing bit. I’m going to need to just sit down and do them all at some point soon. I’ll be pretty fun actually, I just have to get started going and that’s where the problem lives. Getting started isn’t a thing I’m fantastic at.

Review is going to be a bit late this week. I’m going to have it up Thursday because tomorrow I’ll be getting my car out to the shop to be looked at and will be away from my computer because of that. The AC is busted, and that’s not a good thing with summer looming ever here-er.

Standard stuff then, if you like what I’m doing feel free to leave a like or a comment. It’s always good to see what folks like or not. And, if you really like what I’m doing, you can enable my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. I actually managed to spell caffeine right the first time that time, progress! And, as ever, enjoy!

So, last week just sort of never got off it’s feet. Not sure why, but I’ve been exhausted lately. Blame it on the weather getting too warm for my preferences.

As for plans for the week, I’m hoping that I can get the things I’d planned for last week covered this week. If I can manage that, I’m hoping to add a second review for this week, so that I’m not just skipping a week. No guarantees on that, but it’s worth giving a shot.

At some point, I might post some of my notes from my game group’s next campaign. It’s going to be my first time DMing and I’m a bit nervous about it. More than a bit nervous. So, I figure I might use a weekly post here to keep track of things that happen and where the story is going. It would likely be notes taken from my DMPC’s perspective. If I do this, I’ll announce it as part of the House Keeping the first week it goes up. I figure if nothing else it’ll be a good way to stretch my fiction writing a little.

That aside, I don’t really have anything more to add this week.

Standard stuff aside, of course. If you like what I’m doing here, feel free to leave a comment or a like. And if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi.