Thursday, January 14, 2016

Catch up--Bitch Planet

I finished this on January 2. I have heard so much about it I had to give it a try. Wow it gets right up in your face to make its points. But it has a right to and I have no problem with that. I liked the art work, I liked the attitude, and I will check out the next volume when it gets collected. 4 out of 5 stars.

2016 Reading Goals

As usual I am late sitting down and writing this. January is almost half over already. At least I have been been reading this month. I thought about trying one of the many reading challenges I have seen on the internet. Or just coming up with my own challenge. In the end I decided to just do it like I always do and read what I like or sounds interesting. I will keep an eye on what I read and try to mix things up, but not worry too much about if I am hitting all the genres, etc.. I am putting a number on my Goodreads page for a goal. I am shooting for 100 books this year. I usually split my goal and do so many for books and so many for graphic novels. This time I figured I would combine them into one total. I don't really care how it ends up. I figure it will be at least 50 books and then the rest as graphic novels. The plan is to then blog about how things are going. I know I am not good about blogging so we will see how well that works out. I have read 6 things so far which I will try to write up in a different post or posts. Happy Reading!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Boys of Summer...

Or should I say Spring and Summer? It is baseball time again. My time of year. I am not sure when or why it started, but baseball has always been my favorite sport. Even today with both the NFL and NBA probably passing it in popularity with the younger generation I still would rather watch baseball.

One of the big criticisms of baseball is how long the games are and how slow they can be. I do not have a problem with either thing. I like the idea of a game with no clock. Everyone is always in a hurry and wants their life in short bursts before moving on to the next activity. Baseball refuses to play that game. Each team gets three outs an inning and can take as long as they can before moving to the next one. More of life should be like that.

I have never been a cold weather fan. Give me the warm weather all the time. Baseball fits in perfectly here. I love the idea of sitting outside on a warm day with a cold beer and watching or listening to a game. You will never catch me freezing outside at a football game. I never have and I never will. I will admit to some fond memories of playing football in the cold weather. That is a whole different story.

Sunday is the start of the new MLB season. The time when we all are in first place and can dream about this being the year our favorite team finally wins the World Series. My team is the Cleveland Indians. They have two World Series Championships in their history. Both Long before I was born. They have three other appearances in the series which the lost. Two of those were when I was able to watch. I still have not got over the 1997 loss in Game 7. We have a good team this year. We also are in a division with three other good teams all of which can easily win our division. We have a long way to go before we know who will end up on top. For right now we are in first place and the dream of a championship is still a possibility. Maybe this could really be our year...

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Comic Catch Up

I seem to read comics in batches. I will go a time without reading any and then will binge read. The problem is I let things I want to read pile up. When I do feel like reading I have trouble deciding where to dig in and end up haphazardly reading random things. Not the best system I know. My question is should I try to be more systematic? Should I make a reading plan to try and work through my backlog?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith

Let me start by saying I did not read the first book so do not know how this one compares. This was a tough book for me to finish. I would get frustrated with the book and kept taking breaks from it to read other things. We meet a LOT of real life people in the book. At first it is fun to see how the characters interact with them. There does come a point where enough is enough and I just didn't enjoy it anymore. History buffs will like how the author takes real world events and puts a different spin on why they happened the way the did. Again, I hit a point where I was like really another one? This book made me realize I am not a fan of books that cover such a long time period. In this case it felt like the author was just checking off real life events and kept skimming along to get to the next one. I would have rather focused on a shorter time period and had more story.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Obligatory Post...

It's that time again. The year is almost up and I feel the need to make 2015 goals. This is where I promise to do better with such and such or make more effort to do this and that. Then I wait a year to come back and see what I did not do. Maybe this coming year will be different? Maybe I can get myself into some new routines? More unlikely things have happened! No point in wasting time worrying about what didn't happen in the past. I can't undo my lost promises. All I can do is make an honest effort to try. So, that said I will make an effort to post more. I do miss blogging. I have to give up the idea that I will be writing fascinating things the world will rush to read and instead just worry about getting thoughts written down. If anyone reads them fine. If not that is no big deal either. People were not reading them when they were stuck in my head before. No actual goals of number of posts, followers, comments, etc.. Just me hoping I can visit more often and try to write out some ideas, reviews, and whatever random thoughts comes to mind.

Monday, November 25, 2013

2014 Goals

It's that time of year where I start thinking about next years goals. 2013 was not a great one for me as far as getting things accomplished. One thing I having been thinking about is blogging again. Don't laugh! I know I have said this numerous times without actually doing it. Between posting on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook I have pretty much ignored Blogger. I do miss blogging though. There is something different to that type of writing compared to posts on other social media. 

The other thing to consider is what to blog? Do I want to keep it focused on one topic or whatever comes to mind? I know for the reader it is probably best to stay on one topic. I don't know if I could do that or not. Also, do I want to wait until January or start in December? 

Right now I am leaning on keeping the focus on 3 main topics--cooking, reading, and drinking. I may throw in the random post from time to time just to make sure I keep posting regularly. I am probably going to start in December too. Why wait? 
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