Page Turner: Popular Hits of the Showa Era

Boy, that escalated quickly. Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Ryū Murakami is a darkly comedic novel following two gangs facing off in a deathmatch. Except instead of two mob gangs or biker gangs, it's a team of Incels vs older women. This explosion of a novel is a wild ride. There isn't a lead... Continue Reading →

Steam Powered: What Comes After

What Comes After is perhaps the most emotional video game experience I have had in a quite some time.  What Comes After is a side-scrolling adventure game. You play as Vivi, a young woman who ends up on a train ride to the afterlife. While she waits for her stop, she talks with ghosts.  She ends up... Continue Reading →

My Reading Wheelhouse

As part of the Reading Glasses Challange, I had to figure out my reading wheelhouse. I'm not sure if this is a term used a lot, since I first heard it on the Reading Glasses Podcast. According to the Hosts Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara, your reading wheelhouse is the collection of elements you look... Continue Reading →

Inspirational Book Recommendations

With many of us still recovering from 2020, we could all use some inspiration right about now.  For me, I find a lot of inspiration from books. From tales of overcoming great struggles to powerful quotes, they can provide some motivation. So here are a few books that have inspired me. Hopefully, they can do... Continue Reading →

2021 New Years Resolutions

We did it, we made it to 2021.  It looks like it's time to make promises to ourselves that may or may not work out, otherwise known as New Year Resolutions.  My resolutions aren't anything special this year, but I wanted some manageable ones so I can try to feel like I am on the... Continue Reading →

Goodbye and Good Riddance 2020

At midnight tonight, this horrific year will end. The bad stuff will most likely continue, but at least 2020 will be over. 2020 has been a rotten year. There is no getting away from that. It has been a year filled with death, dread and destruction. It seems that the news just got worse each... Continue Reading →

The Best of 2020

Oh man, is it hard to be positive about anything this year. In an attempt to be positive, I have compiled a list of the best things I have seen and read in 2020.  Before you ask, if there is something you loved that isn't on the list, chances are I didn't read or play... Continue Reading →

About Bloody Time

It seems like this is the unofficial Left 4 Dead 2 sequel gamers have been demanding for years.  Recently Ben gifted me a copy of Left 4 Dead 2 and quickly became obsessed. We are currently playing through the Left 4 Dead storyline. Back 4 Blood is an upcoming cooperative first-person shooter created by the team behind Left 4 Dead Turtle Rock Studios, formerly... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Murder in Midwinter

I have said it before and I will say it again, cosy Christmas crime books are my go-to seasonal reading. Murder in Midwinter: Ten Classic Crime Stories for Christmas is, well, a collection of ten crime stories set around the festive period. I figured instead of trying to sum up all the stories in one go,... Continue Reading →

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