Novels – 12 ↓
Graphic Novels – 4 ↓
Average Rating – 3.09 ↑
Pages – 3141 ↓
Words – 1088K ↓
Predator: Eyes of the Demon – 1.5stars of woke stories about pregnant predators and such.
Jackal of the Mind – 1star DNF for the usual reasons in fiction nowadays.
Galactic Odyssey – 5stars of perennial favoriteness that I think I’m done with now.
Hidden Voices – 4stars as the newest entry in the Arcane Casebook series.
Didn’t review any movies this month. I am sure you all were as devastated as I was about that 😉
- Bookstooge 3.0
- Benalish Hero – MTG 4E
- This Ghost’s For You!
- Giving Up The Ghost
- Muppet Retrospective
- Bird Maiden – MTG 4E
- A Brief Interruption II
- The Bookstooge Chronicles: The Freshman Year
- Birds of Paradise – MTG 4E
- Thanksgiving: Fakesgiving versus Yanksgiving
- Thanksgiving 2022
- Thanksgiving Pumpkin (guest post by Mrs B)
- Black Knight – MTG 4E
The last week of October and the first 2 weeks of November were sunny, warm and work was great. Weeks like these are why I put up with the winters of New England. I was soaking in the sunshine and humming to myself and life was good. Of course, by the end of the month I was wearing my thermal underwear and mountaineering socks, so winter came in fast.
The Author Index is going along quite swimmingly. I’m working my way backwards from Z to A and I’m working on the S’s already. It is already paying dividends as I found another book I hadn’t reviewed on the blog and so added it. I did have to change how the page behaved, as I realized I had over 900 authors and one single page with 900 links was going to be so unwieldy as to be useless. So each letter now opens up to its own page and associated authors. Not what I wanted but I suspect long term it will work out better.
I wrote what felt like was a lot of non-review posts and I HAD SO MUCH FUN AGAIN. Not posting on Tuesdays did mean I had to double up posts on other random days, but it worked for me. I do have to ask, how do you all feel about? Do you care if a blogger has multiple posts in a day or would you rather they were spread out completely? If you have never thought about this subject, I think you should. Being a wiser, discerning blog reader is important and besides, I want to raise the tone here on my blog. So raise that left pinky when leaving a comment please.
Life has been changing, in small ways but more than I was expecting. Upgrading my avatar, buying a new computer, going Dot Blog, the disastrous new theme that didn’t work out, Mrs B becoming a contributor to the blog, all little things in and of themselves, but for someone like me, that’s a veritable avalanche of changes. Last month I joked about reading my old journals being my midlife crisis, but in all seriousness, this much changing in such a short time is not like me at all. But I am enjoying it instead of worrying about it, hahahhaaa. In the words of the Immortal Bill & Ted, Party on Dudes!
Hidden Voices, book 9 in the series, does not fail to once again deliver a stunning cover. I LOVE these!
Plans for Next Month:
Well, pretty much the same as this month I think. 12 books a month seems to work out well for me in terms of reviewing without burning out and adding 4 comics on top of that was not too much. I’m still not going to be reading any manga though. That’s going to have to wait until January.
I am going to be watching and reviewing Event Horizon for my movie. Starting next year I’m going to have to figure out something as watching and reviewing random movies really doesn’t work for me. The Muppet journey was perfect and if I could find something akin to that, it would be great. I doubt I’ll be able to though. I might even give the whole one movie a month thing the toss.
Got a bunch of non-review nonsense posts queued up. Just need to actually write them. That’s the biggest problem with blogging I have found. I have some great ideas but then I actually have to work and write it out. Totally bogus.
Survive the holidays. Thanksgiving wasn’t nearly as bad as I was afraid it might be, but we’ll see what happens with Christmas and New Years. Speaking of Christmas, tomorrow I’ll be reviewing A Christmas Carol as read by Patrick Stewart. Please look forward to it!