The Joy of Painting

This is not a post about Bob Ross, though, I guess in some ways, it kind of is. Like just about everyone else on the planet, I remember Bob Ross’s “Joy of Painting” show on PBS. I remember staring at the screen, head tilted and wondering how a bunch of blobs of paint could come […]

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Flashy Friday: A Good Chase

“You never should have crossed me, Egan. I recommend you start running.” She leveled the barrel in his direction and cocked her head thoughtfully, a slow grin touching her lips. Without even looking back, she said, “He’s all yours, Franklin.” She didn’t need to see his face to know Franklin was smiling. There was nothing […]

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Vengeful (Villains #2) by V.E. Schwab

I must say, I am glad I didn’t pick V.E. Schwab’s Vicious until several years after it was published, otherwise I would have waited five years to find out what happened following the epic cliffhanger at the end of that book. And now, I find myself in a similar position after finishing Vengeful: staring into the […]

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Recipe for Life by Mary Berry

Ever since the Great British Bake Off swept into our lives, it’s rekindled a love for baking I’ve held onto since I was a child. My mother was always in the kitchen when I was growing up, prepping, cooking, baking, and as soon as I had my own kitchen at 20, I embraced the tradition […]

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The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

I have always been fascinated with Artificial Intelligence, a future wherein androids dream of electric sheep and so much more, so when I came across Martha Wells‘ Murderbot Diaries series of novellas at the library I knew I was taking them home to indulge.  A corporate future demands the Company be party to all space-faring […]

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Flashy Friday: The Lost City of Dagon

Even with the strange breathing apparatus, Dr. Yuna Song was sure she would hyperventilate. Excitement quickened her heart rate; her whole body trembled. The stream of bubbles escaping her air tube obscured H’tkeh’s strange, alien face when she turned to them and tried to smile around the the cumbersome mouthpiece. H’tkeh reached out and took her […]

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