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Brief Hiatus

I find myself a bit pressed for time of late and thus I haven’t been as diligent posting here as I should be. So for now I’m going to put this blog on a bit of a hiatus while my attentions are more focused on real life (good things, not bad, rest assured). I will be back with more things and what I hope is a more regular schedule in December; until then mind the cobwebs.


I’m not going to apologize for the lack of posts, because posting about not posting is rather silly.

I will say that things are bit chaotic this time of year (nothing serious just usual holiday insanity) and I don’t have the time and energy at the moment to give this space what it really deserves.

That being said I’ll be pressing the pause button so to speak. I’m going to spend the rest of the month chipping away at the pile of books I’ve been neglecting and working on some new content for this blog.

I’ll be back in January with more reviews and more content.

See you all in 2014!

Dusting the cobwebs….

I apologize for the lack of posting last week. We are currently in the process of setting up a new branch library across town and I spent most of last week unpacking boxes, shifting books, and other things. I went home most days with just enough energy to go for a run. Rinse and repeat this for several days and by Friday I had pretty much destroyed my immune system (allergies + exhaustion). That was just in time for my sister to be graduating from Grad school and Mother’s Day weekend which was spent down in Washington D.C..  I still mostly feel like ass but hopefully I’ll be able to get some posts up this week and chew through some of my review backlog.

I’m also going to try to avoid buying Diablo 3 this week…that probably won’t happen though. I’ve yet to finish playing Skyrim and Mass Effect 3,  the latter because I don’t really want the story to end, and I had hoped those facts would keep me away but I’m not sure that’ll be enough.

So keep your eyes open for more content coming down the line.

2011 in review

Late as usual, thanks to the holidays plus a bout post-Christmas stomach fun (note: there was no actual fun had).  I’m still considering doing a belated “best of 2011”  (with the obvious caveat being “things I’ve read/listened/played” which is a frighteningly small percentage of actual things released in 2011).  Meanwhile I’m prepping for MAGFest X.  Hopefully this year I’ll get some stuff posted from the show itself.  The fun starts tomorrow and word is there are still tickets at the door; so if you’re a fan of games and are in the DC area you should definitely give it a shot.  Anyway, hit the jump for some statistical fun…

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Thanksgiving Break!

I’ve things to bake, turkeys to eat, and dragons to slay so I’ll be back on Monday!  I’ll be kicking next week off with some thoughts on Skyrim and catching up on my last couple of horror-centric reviews (American Vampire, Predatory Instinct, and Borealis).  I polished off Wintertide in just about 2 days so keep an eye out for that one as well!  In the meantime  have a Happy Thanksgiving peoples and enjoy a little bit of Turkey day fun courtesy of The Oatmeal.

Aug/Sep 2011 Summary

Things are a bit busy at work since we are down one staffer and prepping for our annual booksale not to mention the fact that my allergies (not helped by the move to fall nor the handling of moldy old books) make me want to curl up and sleep the mucus away.  So, while I slowly plink away at my excessive backlog of reviews here is a summary of what I reviewed in August and September.


A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

The Ghosts of Watt of Hugh by Steven S. Drachman

Ashes of the Earth by Eliot Pattison

Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry


The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez

The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker

My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdsdottir

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Hard Spell by Justin Gustainis

Since it is now October I’m also scouring the “shelves” (or internet) for some horror to read. I’ve actually had a better time of it this year and I’ve started reading Southern Gods (Blues + Lovecraft = Win) by John Horner Jacobs and I’m particularly looking to giving Black Light a shot, despite the fact that it is written by the guys who did Saw.

Yes, I’m still alive.

I apparently forgot to post about my vacation last week.  Oops.  Well, I’m back now and I’ve got a couple of reviews to work on.  It was a fairly product vacation reading wise (I may have hoped for the sun and blue skies, but I will not complain too loudly about some rain) so expect to see reviews of these titles in the coming week or two:

A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin (a lot to process on this one)

The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh by Steven S. Drachman

Ashes of the Earth by Eliot Patterson

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker

Not quite done but will be soon: Ghost Story (audio) by Jim Butcher