My review of Half a King by Joe Abercrombie has been posted by the wonderful, bagel-loving JohnD over at SFSignal.com. An excerpt: ————————– REVIEW SUMMARY: The world-building is not as deep asBest Served Cold and The First Law trilogy, and there is a bit of a quick twist at the end but Half a King is a fast paced enjoyable […]
Week 2 is five EASY RUNs with Monday and Wednesday off. This is the same basic schedule through Week 4. Week 5 adds a tempo run on Thursdays. Week 6 starts the “run 6 days out of seven” putting a easy run on Monday and sped work on Tuesday. By that time, it will be […]
This is the kickoff week, and the schedule starts on Wednesday, which is always an off day (this is good as I EXCEL at off days). There are only three runs this week, all at the “easy” pace. Since I’ve been running about 20 miles per week leading up to this, I plan on running […]
I was born in 1961 and became a Packer’s fan shortly there after (reasons why at this link). I split my time with the Packers into four “eras”: Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr and Paul Hornung (1959 – 1967) The Barren Wasteland (1968 – 1991) Brett Favre, Reggie White (1992 – 2007) Aaron Rodgers (2007 to now) […]
I’m starting my notes on yet another attempt at besting my half-marathon PR. The last two attempts have been thwarted by knee, achilles and assorted other issues. I’ve changed up a few things to compensate, and I’m using a running plan that’s different than ones I’ve used before, one that stresses not only more miles […]
This is the last part of The Dragonbone Chair re-read. I may have gotten a bit over-zealous with maps and charts this time….but Tad made this section longer than the previous two so it required more notes… The introductory post is here, if you are interested. The re-read post for part I, Simon Mooncalf is […]
There are several options for cloud storage with different pricing options and some slight difference in features. Pricing is changing quite a bit. The table below tries to show for a given amount of storage which option is the cheapest amongst the major players. Note that I ignored the variety of promotions; for example, I […]
The introductory post is here, if you are interested. The re-read post for part I, Simon Mooncalf is here. Word of warning: This re-read post is LONG (about 5,000 words) as was the first one. This implies that each of these re-read posts are going to take a bit. I haven’t studied a fiction book […]
The introductory post is here, if you are interested. It has been a long time since I re-read a book, and I do not remember since college re-reading one in this fashion, where I actually am going back over chapters to find details after I’ve re-read them. Will it help me to remember the points […]
As a developer of enhanced eBooks, I notice it is easy to use too much media (an overabundance of non-germane videos, audio or pictures), or to not put it in the right places. The enhanced eBook medium should live up to its name: enhance the book and the reading/learning experience, not take it over. The […]
With the impending release of JOHN CARTER on DVD, and THE AVENGERS breaking records at the box office, it is past time to compare and contrast these two latest Disney/Buena Vista movies.
Once more, my John Carter video primer! Not long until the DVD is available! To help push for a sequel, visit the BackToBarsoom website.
Thanks to JD at SFSignal, I am now reading Gods of Opar, an ARC of the soon to be published trilogy of Philip Jose Farmers two Opar books (Hadon of Ancient Opar and Flight to Opar), plus the conclusion to the trilogy, The Song of Kwasin, written by Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey (I believe […]
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