What I read this month

Bit of a light month for reading, oddly, but most of what I’ve gotten to has been enjoyable. ReadGlitch – Laura Martin Started and stoppedSpace Runners: The Moon Platoon – Jeramy Kraatz ReadingTrigger Warning – Neil Gaiman Glitch was quite a bit of fun. Doing time-travel stories must be tricky to write, but Martin does…

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In praise of broadening focus

Recently I’ve been listening to a podcast by comedian Mike Birbiglia called Working It Out. Episode 4 is less his usual quasi-formatted approach to interviewing comedians and notable personalities, and is instead Mike and his wife Jen Hope Stein having a talk about collaborating on creative work with someone you’re married to, with Matt Berninger…

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What I read this month

A big chunk of January was spent finishing off Y.S. Lee’s The Agency series (well worth your time if that genre is your thing, or perhaps even if it isn’t), but I squeaked in a couple of others as well. ReadZeroes – Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah BiancottiThe Agency: The Body at the Tower –…

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Isolation Day 294 Game: Unstable Unicorns

Following the unprecedented Kickstarter campaign success with Exploding Kittens, the same crew published Unstable Unicorns. Here, each player is trying to build up a “stable” of a winning number of unicorns and/or unicorn-type creatures from their hand–totalling either six or seven, depending on number of players–while trying to prevent others from doing the same. Each…

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Top 10 favourite books of 2020

2020 was a terrible year in way too many respects, so it was a pleasure to be blessed with enough time to escape from it into books as often as I did. Despite the time needed for the kiddo’s online schooling, and my striving to do more self-improvement and write more this year, while being…

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What I read this month

It was an unexpectedly bountiful month to wrap a banner year in reading. It certainly wasn’t without its passes and disappointments–five books started and stopped? Ugh.–but there was plenty of enjoyment to be found as well. READTen Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now – Jaron LanierHorizon – Scott WesterfeldThe Subtle Art of…

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Top 10 favourite songs of 2020

To pair with my first year of keeping a song list–which includes every song my family and I added to our own various playlists through the year–I figured I’d do a top ten list of my favourites from those additions. Note that these aren’t necessarily new songs, but are new to me. Turn up your…

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