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 on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the series. Continue reading

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Scrivener for iOS – First Impressions

I’ve used Scrivener on my Mac since 2008, I think, and I love it. I’m not sure I could write a book without it at this point. I know it’s not for everyone, but it fits me and the way I approach and organize a story.

When I bought my first ipad (I waited until version 2) I was hoping that it would be useful enough that I could use it to replace lugging my laptop around when traveling. And when I saw that Literature and Latte had plans to release an iOS version of Scrivener, I firmly believed I was going to be all set. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen — then. Turns out there were more issues to be overcome than a simple port of the software, and to their credit, they refused to put out a product that would be less than what they wanted it to be. Continue reading

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75 Novels Read in 2016!

Looking back at the year and the books I’ve read (and re-read) is a bit of a tradition for me. Last year was a good year for reading — at least for me — there was only one month (June) in which I didn’t read at least one book. Not sure what happened in June, but I more than made up for it the rest of the year. I don’t keep track of the non-fiction books I read, because those are mostly for book research and many times I’m only skimming and reading passages, not the entire book.

When I look at the list I’m not too surprised by the genres read. I’m a cozy mystery, fantasy, and science fiction junkie, but I did make a point to read a lot more books in romance last year than in previous years.

Without further ado, here are the novels I read in 2016, listed in reading order by month:  Continue reading

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