What I’m Reading

I have decided to make lemonade out of the bushel of lemons that was The Dark Tower movie and start on a number of Stephen King books that have Dark Tower-related plots, themes, and characters.  (Of course, by “reading”, you will understand that I’m referring to listening to the audio-books. Huzzah for hoarded Audible credits!)

And I’m going to throw in a re-read of The Wind Through the Keyhole, which is the newest book in the series itself.  I’ve only read it through one time, so it probably feels pretty lonely compared to the rest of the books.

(I came very close to launching into The Dark Tower series itself, but decided that listening to all seven audio-books again for the second time in one year would be detrimental to the diversity of my current reading list. *Sigh*)


Re-reading Quince

“With a great Quince dress comes great responsibility.”

I love comics that show me women I can recognize.  Real bodies, real clothes, real friends, real interests…

This week I’m re-reading the Quince series in anticipation of the Issue #5 release on 5/15/17.  Go check it out on Comixology or at Fanbase Press website.  It’s delightful.


Best Movies of the Year

Claims of the “best movie of the year” aside, a few films have seriously impacted me this year and compelled me to seek out more of the story.

1. Arrival – Based on a short story by Ted Chiang and published in “Stories of Your Life and Others”. I’m well into this book and am seriously impressed with Chiang’s imaginative and compelling approach to Science Fiction. 

2. Hidden Figures – The movie was very compelling, but ultimately hints at a much larger story surrounding each of these women and their peers in the early days of our space program. Cue Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race”. (There’s also a Young Reader’s version of this book that’s begging to be on your kid’s bookshelf.)

What I’m Reading – Ghosts

We’ve consumed Raina Telgemeier’s Drama and Smile and Sisters.  Now it’s time for Ghosts.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake – and her own.


Some Stuff I Do

Design and sell geeky cross-stitch patterns.

Read things and listen to audiobooks.  Handy dandy list on Goodreads.

Review things I read and watch for Fanbase Press.

Stay on top of pop culture news over on the Fanbase Weekly Facebook page.

Talk about pop culture news with on the Fanbase Weekly podcast with my amazing podcast cohorts…Barbra Dillon, Bryant Dillon, and Drew Siragusa.

Keep tabs on Chris Hemsworth’s physique.  Someone’s got to do it.

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Nonstop Nimona

This is my 4th grade son, currently on his 3rd…or 4th or 5th, who really knows…reading of Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson.  He recommends it.

Also, this is MY book.  He won’t give it back.