Review: The Well of Ascension

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over on the Cosmere subreddit (one of the good ones in which most people are very nice and just getting together to geek out on something), when I finished The Final Empire they warned me that The Well of Ascension was kind […]

Review: Chester 5000 XYV

Chester 5000 XYV by Jess Fink My rating: 3 of 5 stars The old cliche is that no one watches porn for the story. But books and comics have always had the ability to be more cutting edge; perhaps because the budget is so much smaller, making the stakes lower. Somehow, Jess Fink elevates things […]

Review: Amberville

Amberville by Tim Davys My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is one of the top five weirdest books I have ever read. It takes place in a world of stuffed animals, but that has both almost no bearing on the story and is key to the main plot. What I mean is that it’s […]

Review: Murder at the Vicarage

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well, that was nothing at all like I expected. I’m not entire sure what I expected, having never read anything by Agatha Christie. Mostly I expected it to be stuffy and I expected it to suck. It was written so long ago, […]

Changed hosts

I haven’t completely changed hosting for all my domains, but I have changed it for this one. So it’s possible things may be broken for a bit while I root out all the errors. Or maybe I got lucky and everything will be perfect after the DNS is done propagating.

Milk Street’s BBQ Rub #2

Tried Milk Street’s BBQ Rub #2 for the first time today on some chicken cutlets. Just pan fried for a quick meal. The taste ended up being very similar to chicken satay and I definitely found myself wishing I had some peanut sauce to eat with the chicken. The rub’s also recommended for fish and […]

Review: The Emperor’s Soul

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book without knowing anything about it other than the fact that it takes place on the same planet as Elantris, Part 1 of 3. I didn’t have the book description as I got it from the Sanderson Humble Bundle and […]

Review: The Final Empire

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, that felt like reading a JRPG – in fact there are some (very, very loose) alignments with the plot of Final Fantasy VI. But what I really mean by that is the fact that Sanderson’s Allomancy ends up reading like the mana […]