December ’22 Roundup & Rambling

Raw Data:

Novels – 12 ⭤

Graphic Novels – 4 ⭤

Average Rating – 3.27 ↑

Pages – 3723 ↑

Words – 1259.5K ↑

The Bad:

Unsouled – 1.5stars of disgusting web novel disguised as a real book

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 – 1.5stars of utter ignorance on the subjects being written about

The Good:

A Christmas Carol read by Patrick Stewart – 5 stars of pure audio goodness!

In the Best Families – 4.5stars of Nero Wolfe NOT being Nero Wolfe


Event Horizon was a great horror space movie that could have been better.

Miscellaneous Posts:


Mrs B and I got sick near the beginning of the month but it wasn’t covid and it wasn’t serious. A couple of days out of work and we were good to go again.

Life was just busy from Thanksgiving til now. I think that contributed towards the sickness actually. One Saturday I slept for almost 12hrs.

I spent a lot of the month getting Mrs B’s Christmas present ready. It was a collaboration so I had to coordinate with some other people and one of them I had to collaborate through a 3rd party, so it was a lot of work to get things done that would have taken half the time and effort if I could have had direct contact. Oh well. It’s done now and turned out very well.

Plans for Next Month:

Well, just like always, I STILL have to deal with my upcoming Year in Review Post. I always leave it til last minute, always bemoan the fact in this final Roundup post and never actually do anything to change that. If I wasn’t so awesome, I’d be disgusted with myself 😉

I do plan on adding Manga back into my reading mix so that “open day” disappears. Might end up leaving Saturdays open for last minute silliness, we’ll see. I had talked about something, with somebody, sometime, for my next movie idea but I didn’t write it down and so have completely forgotten all the details. If that was you, would you mind saying what it was in the comments? Thanks. Otherwise, I might just let movies slide for a couple of months while I flail around looking for something suitable. Magic on Mondays will go on as usual.

Work continues apace on the Author Index and I’m in the P’s now. If I can keep up this momentum, I should be able to wrap this project up in 2023. Or I might stall out. It’s a tossup at this point.

See you tomorrow as I blab about the whole of ’22 then.

36 thoughts on “December ’22 Roundup & Rambling

    1. I’m hoping to use parts of her present as blogging fodder, so I didn’t want to spill the beans completely 😀

      No, it was definitely not you. You’re posts do more towards confirming my life choice of not being a film buff…


  1. Shogun’s cover reminded me you inspired me to re-read it, and I loved it so much! Just as much as years ago… thanks! And now I remember I still haven’t read Noble House and Whirlwind, chronologically last two books of this saga, I need to somehow squeeze it into my schedule 🙂

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        1. That’s a good thing to know actually. Testing the limits is how we find out what we have to do.
          Hopefully creating the Letter Pages won’t be too arduous. At least then all you have to do is copy/paste the links…


              1. That was actually quite easy to do. I simply copied the original page and then removed half of it, and then removed the other half from the original page, and now I have two index pages. Editing goes smoothly again. But I’m not sure if the problem was the number of links to blog posts, or the number of anchor links on the page itself.

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  2. Congratulations on an excellent month and year of Reading.

    A brand new issue of GROO was published last Wednesday. It’s still written by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier, has incredibly detailed art by Aragones and is lettered by Usagi Yojimbo’s Stan Sakai. I may do a review of it if I can make the time. But seeing it come out made me feel like everything’s going to be alright this New Year. My first American comic was an issue of GROO. It seems right that the last comic I bought in 2022 was the same title. Do you ever get the feeling that this has all happened before and will happen again? 😉

    Apologies for this rather strange Wakizashi waffle.

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    1. Thank you 🙂

      So, more Groo! Holy smokes, it just keeps on rolling on then. Glad it made you feel better, because I really think ’23 is going to be a bad year for the world as a whole.

      As for the whole “done it before” feeling. As a Christian I don’t believe in reincarnation, so that kind of interpretation is out as far as I’m concerned. However, I do believe that history, on a large and small scale is a spiral leading down to the events prophesied in the books of Daniel and Revelation (in the Bible). So we’re going to do similar things throughout our lives. However, I also think that we humans are very good at finding patterns where there aren’t any, hahahahaaa 😀 So I have to be very careful about saying “yes, this is a repeating pattern” because then I go off and sound like a character from a HP Lovecraft story who has gone insane from delving into the Forbidden Secrets 😉
      So just to be clear, I think both. Hahahahaha!

      Waffle away. I’m just thankful you feel comfortable enough TO waffle.

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        1. yeah, that’s pretty sad comfort, isn’t it? 😀

          Then yes, I absolutely do think history repeats itself. We’ve had about 70 years of relative world peace, so that’ what, 2 full generations? That’s usually how long it takes for everything to then flip because the newer generations don’t have the hardness in them that is needed to survive. So if you and I are lucky, it might take another 40 years and we’ll be dead by then 😀
          (aren’t I just full of joy and delight tonight?)

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