I Recently Finished Reading: The Curse of Chalion

I think this was the first Bujold book I ever read. I was working my way through the Hugo awards and had The Paladin of Souls coming up. I knew that it was the second book in Bujold's Five Gods series, and I didn't want to miss anything important, so I read this first. Going … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Curse of Chalion

Quick Thoughts on The Last Jedi

I'm not going to give away any spoilers, I just wanted to get down my thoughts on the movie. I have a habit of avoiding trailers, if I can. So I went into The Last Jedi without much knowledge about the movie. I think I had seen a single trailer for the film, and I … Continue reading Quick Thoughts on The Last Jedi

I Recently Finished Reading: Rocket Ship Galileo

I was about a third of the way through this book when I started wondering when it was published. It was clear that it was one of Heinlein's earlier works, both because of the kind of technology he was describing in the book, as well as the social issues that Heinlein invariably brings up. I … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Rocket Ship Galileo

I Recently Finished Reading: Night of the Soul Stealer

I went through this book really fast, listening to the entire audiobook in two or three days. I'm really not sure if it's because the book is short or if it's because it was really engaging. Book three in the series has Tom and his master moving to a different town for the winter. I … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Night of the Soul Stealer

If Disney Buys Fox: Better Villains in the MCU

I've written a few times about how the MCU really hasn't done well with their villains. So few of them have been really memorable. For the most part, villains in the Marvel universe are one-dimensional characters that threaten the world/hero, are defeated, then disappear from the franchise. Part of the reason Marvel has been struggling … Continue reading If Disney Buys Fox: Better Villains in the MCU

I Recently Finished Reading: Monster Hunter Vendetta

The second installment of the Monster Hunter series was a big step up from the first book. I felt like Monster Hunter International was an entertaining book, but Correia was such an inexperienced author that it was riddled with mistakes. So many of those mistakes were corrected here. Given that the first book was self-published … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Monster Hunter Vendetta

I Recently Finished Reading: Golden Son

This book sucked me in so much faster than the last one I read. Golden Son is a fast paced book that does a lot more than many middle books. Often, it seems like middle books are all about positioning the characters for the finale rather than about really advancing the story. This book is … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Golden Son

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

I really enjoy movies based on comic books, whether they be old like Superman, or new like Wonder Woman. Every time I watch one (or re-watch one) I write up a post with my thoughts. I try to be spoiler free, but the older the movie, the less careful I am. This time it was … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

I Recently Finished Reading: Lucifer’s Hammer

It took me a long time to finish this book. It fell into that difficult spot where it was interesting enough to keep me reading, but not interesting enough to really draw me in. That means that I would read it on occasion, but not every chance I got. I'm not the biggest fan of … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Lucifer’s Hammer