The Harry Potter Project…continued (Reading Update: July 3, 2020)

After knitting my way through Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/und der Stein der Weisen (and winding up with a pair of fabulous blue socks), I happened to notice the English audiobook was two chapters longer than the German one. Couldn’t leave it unheard, now could I? It turned out to be another hour ofContinue reading “The Harry Potter Project…continued (Reading Update: July 3, 2020)”

Reading Update: June 26, 2020

It’s reading season. Every summer, when I got off from school, the first thing in order was a trip to the library. I waited every year for the summer reading programs. Not for the prizes or for many of the events, though I won and went to a few. I lived for the challenge. HowContinue reading “Reading Update: June 26, 2020”

Life off the Page: Castle Music

Where was I today? Umm…playing “Meditation” on my violin inside a castle chapel/great hall and listening to the fantastic acoustics as my music reached the painted clouds? Serious, I wasn’t just daydreaming when I was reading. It was real. The castle is called Chateau Charmant, and it’s smack in the middle of a patch ofContinue reading “Life off the Page: Castle Music”

Nerd Cons and Adventures

So I spent my Saturday with a group of mercenaries happily attacking each other with steel weapons, waving at the Queen, participating in the arrest of anti-heroes, and playing as much fiddle music as I could.

Is it true most people just have friends over to watch a movie on the weekends and order a pizza?

Remarkable

I’ve started to wonder. Someone said two words to me today. “Just another,” they were. The words sank down inside my head and stayed there, refusing to come out. Just another. One more, like all the rest. Just another one. Add it to the stack. It’s true. Lots of times, it’s true. We’re not allContinue reading “Remarkable”

The Marvelwood Magicians

Book: The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler Series: (standalone) Genre: Magical Realism/Children’s Fantasy/Circus Books (is that a genre? Someone please tell me). Content for the Sensitive Reader: Virtually none…that I can remember. Presence of fortune-tellers, some slight creepiness with the magical powers/hypnosis of villain/heroes…very tame. BookmarkedOne Rating: 8/10 So I’ve been reading Zahler books for…well,Continue reading “The Marvelwood Magicians”

Finishing Stories…

Well, it’s done. What is? I have no idea. It was supposed to be a short story. I think that’s what it still is, but right now it feels like a gibbering pile of goo. (excuse me while I put my head down on my keyboard and take a few deep breaths. All better now.)Continue reading “Finishing Stories…”

Writing Update: The Last Day of NaNoWriMo

50,000 words, 30 days, a lot of caffeine, not a whole lot of sleep. The challenge ends today. We update our word count for the last time. Am I ready for this? On paper, yes. Word count is at over 55,000 words. Story is a mess, but I think that’s to be expected. But there’sContinue reading “Writing Update: The Last Day of NaNoWriMo”

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