Category Archives: Life

N1: Novella (17,500 to 39,999 words): Penric’s Demon-Lois McMaster Bujold

At 35K words, Penric’s Demon squeaks into the novella category, but if you haven’t read any of Lois McMaster Bujold’s longer fiction, this is an excellent introduction to her style. You may have heard the author’s name, as she is … Continue reading

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B2: Novel Featuring Vampires: Queen of the Damned-Anne Rice

You might think that picking an Anne Rice vampire novel is fairly low hanging fruit for this category, but on the original iteration of this bingo card on the r/fantasy subreddit, Hard Mode was defined as: At least one main … Continue reading

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Elementary – Their Final Bow

This week was the series finale of Elementary and it is with a very heavy heart that I say goodbye. Despite my extremely dubious attitude at the beginning, being certain that no modern telling of Holmes, especially one set in … Continue reading

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The Internet has ruined April Fools’ Day.

I used to love April Fools Day. Pranks and japes, peanut butter on doorknobs, cling film on toilets; getting your friends good. Then came the Internet. Now the day is a minefield of “is it true or isn’t it” stories … Continue reading

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Don’t make me make eye contact!

Why do they design bus seats like this? People don’t want to face each other at that proximity and risk making eye contact, much less accidentally touch knees. The woman in the pink shoes isn’t putting her feet there because … Continue reading

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WWJD (What Would Jack Bauer Do)?

We had an interesting discussion last week while watching Flash. They had to get Killer Frost to betray someone in order to save their friends. They talked and talked and talked and finally got the info they needed, but time was … Continue reading

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Bromance of the Week

Just when I thought Gotham couldn’t get any better, Edward met Oswald. These two are each fantastic on their own, but together they’re really something special. I loved the interaction between them on the most recent episode and I look … Continue reading

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