It’s been months since I decided to participate in the r/Fantasy Bingo for 2017, and while it won’t finish until the 31st of March 2018, I thought it would be fun to see how many squares I’ve filled so far. Now, keep in mind I just copied and pasted the covers into this genius card format someone on r/Fantasy made for this year, so it looks a little…slapdash. Image editing is so not my jam.
I’ve been thinking of replacing my laptop (which still works perfectly BTW), for a lighter one. I’ve been looking through lists of laptops which are great for writers and taking notes.
The perfect situation for me would be to have a more portable laptop I could use for writing and editing (at home or on the road) and frequent watching of tv shows/series, and a desktop computer for writing/gaming/everything else.
Retribution Falls is the first book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding. I read it for the steampunk square of the r/fantasy bingo 2017 challenge, and found myself so enamoured by it that I’m definitely planning on reading the rest of the series.
Captain Darian Frey flies the aircraft called the Ketty Jay and commands his misfit crew, leading them from one badly paying job to the next. When he gets offered a job that could make his crew – scratch that, himself – rich until the end of his days, he leaps at the opportunity. In the back of his mind, he knows that something’s not right, but the idea of being able to retire a wealthy man pushes his worries to the back of his mind. Frey and his crew quickly find themselves in a mess larger than any of them had bargained for. Continue reading
So, I heard about the r/Fantasy bingo almost as soon as I subscribed to that subreddit, but had no idea what it was or how to participate.
Then the announcement for Bingo 2017 came along and I had a chance to read up on what the idea of Bingo was. It’s like bingo, but with books! It has 25 quares with different categories (debut novel, self-published, horror, sea-faring, etc.) and it aimed at encouraging the community to read outside their comfort zone.
I’m participating this year and I’m very exited. I’ve already got two squares (maybe three) covered!
I usually don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but this year I have a couple.
My biggest resolution, and the hardest to see through, is to NOT buy any kind of media (books, movies, TV shows, music, games) until the end of March. It’s hard, because my natural inclination is to BUY ALL THE BOOKS, but so far, so good.
Today I’d like to write about something completely different from what I usually write about (Fantasy, books, movies, etc.). A more serious topic of – hopefully – conversation: dyscalculia. Not as a doctor, or a professional in the field, because I’m not, but as someone who’s been hampered by this learning disorder her whole life – and who’ll continue to be hampered by it for the rest of it.
And I’m so very happy with it! I put it together with my mom and in the end I put “most” of my collection in it. Continue reading