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    December 2018 Reading

    I read Cold Iron in November, found the story and characters very similar to those in his Chivalry Series, (historical fiction as Christian Cameron) with the addition of magic and the other fantasy elements, so had a little bit of deja vu reading it, but still enjoyed it. Currently finishing up Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Amazing book, coming up on finale as the Gilagamesh returns to the planet. Also reading both Fire and Blood by Martin and Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari in spurts, a couple chapters at a time.
  2. Half Price books is the only local place left to browse books in my area, but they only stock a few new books. The local Barnes and Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks all closed down years ago, so I have been buying all my newer books (both physical books and e-books) from Amazon for the last few years and rely more and more on my Kindle fire.
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    Bond 25: Hiddleswift Down

    The first Casino Royale ( David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Woody Allen) actually already used this idea and dialed it up to 11.
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    Horror - As the days get shorter

    I enjoyed MR Carey's Girl with All the Gifts and the Boy on the Bridge, so Fellside has been on my radar for a while. Twilight Eyes is one of my favorite Dean Koontz books. If you want some lighter horror, can try Charles Stross's Laundry Files books.
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    September '18 Reading - A Labor of Love

    I finished Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames, I think I liked Kings of the Wyld a little more, but that may have been the novelty wearing off for the second book, or liking Clay's perspective a little more than Tam's, but it is still a very fun read. Diving back into the Vlad Tatlos books by Steven Brust. Read a bunch years ago, so picking up about where I left off, read Athyra and now onto Orca. Athyra was an interesting place to return, as Vlad isn't narrating, so kind of eased into my reintroduction by seeing him through another's eyes.
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    How bad do you think my top 10 sketch shows are?

    I've only seen Monty Python and MadTV from your list, more familiar with American and Canadian, so some of my top ones would be 1. Monty Python 2. SCTV 3. Original Cast Saturday Night Live 4. Carol Burnett 5. Tracey Ulman Show 6. In Living Color 7. MadTV 8. Some of the other Saturday Night Live casts 9. Kids in the Hall 10. Upright Citizen's Brigade May be a few shorter lived ones that I am forgetting. Forgot Robot Chicken, it that counts, would put it somewhere int he middle of list.
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    August '18 Reading- (Insert Clever Subtitle)

    Finished the last two books in Peter V. Brett's Demon Cycle, overall enjoyed it. The last book got a little bloated with bringing back some characters I'd almost forgotten about, but it wrapped up nicely. Now onto Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames. Loved the first Band book, so looking forward to this one.
  8. Always loved the World of Tiers series, the idea of custom-built pocket universes. Kickaha is one of my all time favorite characters.
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    Hulu Recomendations Please!

    I'm still in my first free month of Hulu, already watched both seasons of Handmaid's Tale, the first season of Runaways, caught up to the current episode of Castle Rock, and currently watching the 2nd season of Misfits. Next up will be either 11/22/63 or 12 Monkeys.
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    HBO's Sharp Objects

    "I see dead people" was the first thing that came to mind when I realized what Adora was doing.
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    Laws That Keep Me From Drinking

    When I was was growing up in Massachusetts, you had to go the package store to buy beer, wine, and hard alcohol, it wasn't sold in grocery stores or convenience stores, and the package stores were all closed on Sundays. I think they've relaxed it some since, with beer and wine available in some grocery stores, but not sure to what extent as I haven't lived there for 20 plus years.
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    July '18 Reading - What We Read in the Shadows

    I finished it last night. The whole world gets a fresh start, the Diggers swept the planet clean, and the survivors had to abandon or destroy their history to survive. Maybe someday we'll see if Nighttracker grows into his name. I'm growing to depend more and more on my Kindle Fire for new books, but still getting enough physical books as well as having a couple thousand older books stashed around the house to tide me over if I lose it.
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    July '18 Reading - What We Read in the Shadows

    Finished Empire of Ashes, all the story lines came together a bit too neatly to wrap up the trilogy, but it was a fun ride, enjoyed the steampunk vs magic/dragons and enjoyed the characters. Jumped into Peadar O Guilin's The Volunteer, loving it so far, read Part One in one sitting. Also started The Skull Throne, the fourth book in the Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett.
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    More Things Star Wars

    Most Jedi don't have families, the Jedi appear to be monastic type order, which was why Anakin was hiding his relationship with Padme. Most future Jedi are taken from their families at a very young age and raised without attachments. Parents , wives, and children would tend to cause strong emotions, which the Jedi assume would eventually lead to the Dark Side. That's why Yoda and Windu all thought Anakin was too old to train, because he already spent too long with his mother and was too emotional.
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    Shopping Cart Craziness

    Yep, when I was a kid we used to steal shopping carts, cut off the upper basket with a hacksaw and race them as go carts. There were a couple steep streets in my neighborhood that were perfect as they didn't get a lot of traffic and you could get quite a bit of speed going down hill. Kind of a summer substitute for sledding.