101 Books Read in 2017

Happy New Year!

It’s time for my traditional listing of the books I read in the previous year (2017). It’s easy to see that I read a lot of cozy mysteries. I tend to regard most of them like potato chips (reliable in story-telling, fun and easy to read by the handful, tasty-though without much nutritional value).

However, a few highlights from the year stand out (a couple of which are actually re-reads for me):

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Here are the 101 books I read last year, listed by month: Continue reading

Favorite Buffy Quotes

As part of my celebration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s twentieth anniversary, I thought I’d post a few of my favorite quotes. This isn’t all of them, by any means, but it’s a decent sample. I still reference some of these quotes today (though not necessarily in their original form).

“It’s the end of the world. Everyone dies. It’s rather important, really.”
(Doomed)

“Oh great. It’s the winged monkeys.”
(The Pack)

“Does anybody else feel like we’ve been Keyser Soze‘d?”
(The Puppet Show)

“Don’t you have an elsewhere to be?”
(Welcome to the Hellmouth) Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, and the Doomed

Happy Twentieth, Buffy!

The first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired twenty years ago yesterday and the series is still in the Top 10 of my all-time favorite television shows. In honor of this milestone, I thought I’d resurrect some blog posts I wrote during the end of the series in 2003 (for a different site) with a few minor edits added. First up, my Big List o’ Buffy.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Good, The Bad, and The Doomed

One fan’s musings onĀ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the series. Continue reading