A Year in Reading: 2021

Hey, remember I was totally shocked by how much I read last year? A whopping 258 books? 2021 was apparently my time to shine. And by shine, I mean completely immerse myself in fictional worlds. How did I pull this off? A few reasons come to mind. My day job finally got rid of itsContinue reading “A Year in Reading: 2021”

December Wrap-Up & January Goals

A week ago, I was reading a romance novel in a private cabana on a tropical beach. This morning it snowed. I hope that’s not a metaphor for how 2022 is going to go. The spouse and I had an amazing cruise vacation for the holidays followed by a few quiet days at home, butContinue reading “December Wrap-Up & January Goals”

Holiday Letter 2021

It will be quiet around here for the last week of the year because the spouse and I are currently on a large ship, enjoying warm weather and time away from the internet. Thank you so much to everyone who supports me in my little corner of the internet, whether you’re new to the blogContinue reading “Holiday Letter 2021”

November Wrap-Up & December Goals

As 2022 barrels down on us, I can say two things with certainty: 1) I still dislike cold weather; and 2) If the Kindle Unlimited price ever goes up, it’s probably my fault. But good news! In 3 weeks, I’ll be headed to warmer waters (literally) for a much-needed true vacation. And the best partContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

LEGO Build Report: Escape from The Ten Rings & Battle at the Ancient Village

Last month, I was honored to officiate the wedding of my best friend to her beautiful new wife. The officiant is not typically part of the full bridal party, but they considered me on par with the Best Man. They know their friends well, and my bridal party gift from the new couple included twoContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: Escape from The Ten Rings & Battle at the Ancient Village”

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

I’m writing this on Halloween, my second-favorite holiday of the year, which marks exactly 60 days until New Year’s Eve, which is my favorite holiday of the year. I’m looking forward to dressing up in a bit and helping my mom give out candy at her house. Then, I shall endeavor to get a goodContinue reading “October Wrap-Up & November Goals”

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

Everyone should have a home away from home, and mine is apparently at my friends’ house near Atlanta, Georgia. Which means another road trip in the TARDIS! The spouse and I are down south again for few quiet days before a weekend at a fancy lakeside cabin with friends and board games (and alcohol). IContinue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”

New Steel Victory fan art!

In his journey to finish his degree, the Spouse is currently taking a Photoshop course as an elective. One of the projects was to create an original book cover, and I demanded asked that he do one for one of my books! I helped by selecting the images of Lauren Cohan (my fan cast choiceContinue reading “New Steel Victory fan art!”

Build Report: Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown

As a belated reward for publishing Steel Justice, I treated myself to a reward over Labor Day weekend by finally building Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum. I adore the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but since I prefer building ships and buildings versus dioramas meant for younger LEGO fans, there’s not much in that theme for me. Thus,Continue reading “Build Report: Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown”

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

The spouse and I spent a good chunk of August on the road, visiting friends in Atlanta and family in Florida. We stayed as safe as possible (even if we were the only ones wearing a mask in many, many gas stations), but had to treat ourselves to a trip to Kennedy Space Center whileContinue reading “August Wrap-Up & September Goals”