Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Huge zucchini?

Good afternoon everyone! I think the title and the picture say it all - I can't believe that came out of my garden!


Monday, July 29, 2013

Sad Empty Little Free Library

Good afternoon everyone!

I'm glad I dropped off these books on their bookcrossing journey, because the library looks sad and empty.


Friday, July 19, 2013

In the Wake of the Plague Review

In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It MadeIn the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made by Norman F. Cantor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I enjoyed gathering new information from this book, it was somewhat repetitive and often times would bring up a topic/subject/theory and then let it dangle, I suppose in the hopes that we would forget it had been mentioned in the first place.

I feel as if this was more a gathering of information, a, "here are theories and thoughts and other things I know, let me put them in to one place for you". But then the information was never really explained, and I feel like I'll have to read ten more books to better understand the thoughts presented in this one.

Ah well.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

My neighborhood Little Free Library!

Good afternoon everyone!

Today I brought a bunch of bookcrossing books to the Little Free Library in my neighborhood!

I love the idea of a free library. I think it is great!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Studio Ghibli Postcard!

Good afternoon everyone!

I'm so very excited because today I received a Studio Ghibli card from postcrossing! It's one of my favorite cards I've received, for sure, so I've put it up on the postcard display above my desk. Here it is! And if you'd like to view the  page for it on postcrossing as well, you only need to click here.


Monday, July 15, 2013

The Last Unicorn Review

Good afternoon everyone!

It's been awhile since I did a book review, so I thought I could write about a recent book on my "finished" list - The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.

The book is about the last unicorn (if you couldn't tell by the title), a female unicorn who has spent her time in a small forest that never sees winter because of her presence. She overhears some hunters passing through her wood say that there are no more unicorns, which causes her to think and ponder on her existence. So after some thought, our unicorn decides to find her "people", and thus begins her journey.

Without giving too much away, my biggest impression of this book was, "yeah, this was totally written in the 60's", although that's not a terrible thing. It's primarily a fantasy novel set in a medieval period (they still use carts, live in castles, there are princes and princesses, et cetera) but there are times where the time barrier seems to break (for instance when we are given the scene of a prince reading a magazine, among others).

To me the book felt as if it were trying to be overly mysterious, and at times I felt the author wasn't in complete control of the plot and had things happen, then had the characters be mysterious about it because he himself couldn't explain what the heck was going on.

The characters also felt shallow, without depth, and at times I wasn't even sure why they moped about so much and acted as if their lives were completely terrible. I found myself trying very desperately to find a character I could like/connect to, and it just never happened.

However... I can see why this is considered such an important fantasy novel. Although I wasn't a huge fan and there were parts that annoyed me, overall it was an enjoyable read and I found myself liking the world that the characters lived in (even though it seemed rather glum to me).

If you're interested in reading, I found a link to it online here, so you're welcome to read it for yourself and agree or disagree with me. I'm also hoping to see the movie eventually, since it somehow escaped me in my childhood.

Well, that's all I have today guys! Cheers!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Book of the Month - July!


Just a quick update, here is the book I am sending for the book of the month swap on swap-bot with a cat note inside!

Good night Minneapolis!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Salut !

Good afternoon everyone!

I'm still around, so don't worry! I went to CONvergence over the weekend, and it was fabulous! If you look at my Instagram you  can see two new sets of dice I recently purchased.

Speaking of dice, I am now in a 3.5 D&D campaign and a Pathfinder campaign! I also learned about the Pathfinder Society, and I've decided if I ever don't work Saturdays, I'll have to do some more of that.

So don't worry, I'm still here, and I'll be posting more soon!