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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Last year I finally made my way through The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I actually wrote the majority of this post shortly after reading it, and then sat on it for months and months and months. I always feel reluctant … Continue reading

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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

SPOILER ALERT: This book is impossible to discuss without revealing a few key details from the book. I don’t reveal the particulars at any point, but I do discuss things that are not fully made clear until much later in … Continue reading

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthy is by far one of the most arresting novels I have ever read. On the surface, it is a dystopian novel about a very bleak future and the dark underbelly of survival in a true … Continue reading

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Dystopian Summer

I am a sucker for just about anything dealing with a dystopian vision of the future. That fascination is exactly why zombies, particularly the Romero-inspired planetary epidemic version, hold so much appeal for me. I am always on the lookout … Continue reading

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A Game of Some Renown

I haven’t mentioned it here before, but my clever sweetie created a REALLY fun card game called Renown. The first incarnation of the game was actually played at our wedding reception in Minnesota nearly four years ago. Over time the … Continue reading

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I Enjoy Being a Girl?

This past weekend one of my oldest and dearest friends came down from New York City for the weekend. Amy and I have known each other since junior high school. We’ve watched each other go through all the ups and … Continue reading

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Zombie Attack!

Corvus, my clever sweetie, posted a fun meme over at Man Bytes Blog centered around one of my favorite topics–zombies! Obviously I couldn’t resist. Here is the setup–you are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have: 1. One … Continue reading

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Twilight

The intriguing cover of Twilight has been calling to me from bookstore shelves for quite awhile. The hands reaching out of the darkness to offer that eternally forbidden and tainted fruit have an almost irresistible appeal. In one of my … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman, Buffy, & my Life in Comics

I think it is fair to say that I can be a bit obsessive. When I land on something that captures my interest and imagination, I watch, listen, read, research, think, and talk it to death. I have always been … Continue reading

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Cranky from the Heat

It is going to be nearly 80 degrees here today. Yesterday, we were forced to turn the air conditioner back on. Air conditioning. In October. Grrrrr. This is the time of year I look forward to most. Crisp, cool air. … Continue reading

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