Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer

Cosmoknights

Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up for graphic novel bookclub. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

I loved the illustrations, especially how dark they were during the majority of the book. There are a lot of themes running through it, and I really enjoyed that, knowing that life is complicated, and the book ran through all the complications.

My only complaint is that I haven’t gotten my hands on the next book yet. This one kind of left me at a cliffhanger.

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After I posted the initial review, I found out that you can read it online at Cosmoknights. Volume two has been started, with new issues coming out weekly.

Blogging my way through January

Because of school work, and such, I prewrite my blog posts in an attempt to get something published daily. School doesn’t start for another week or so, so I’m writing what I can now, to attempt to fill the days. I think that I can get the end of January done before school starts. I have already started February, since, as usual, February is a themed month.

I’m writing up reviews of books that haven’t been posted yet and getting them scheduled, and I have a few articles that I want to read and comment on. Also, I have thoughts running through my head and I’ll be writing those down, bit by bit. I think it’s doable.

Washington DC history and culture

Washington DC history and culture

On meetups and on eventbrite, there are two groups, Washington DC history and culture, and Baltimore history and culture. They give lectures via Zoom on various historical events and people. They record some of them, but are unable to record the ones that involve music, due to copywrite laws. You’ll have to catch those lectures live. They are well worth it.

Today’s lecture was on Dr. Martin Luthor King, Jr and his speech at the March on Washington for jobs and freedom in 1963. It was recorded and will be posted on YouTube later this week.

They have various lectures already recorded and posted, so you can just search for the groups on YouTube, or you can use the link I posted above.

Again, I stress that these lectures are well worth the time it takes to view them. Be careful, though. You might learn something.

What to do on a day off?

I had very little planned for today, since I normally would be in Las Vegas for the MLK holiday weekend. I decided to use the time off to prep for school which starts next week. I managed to clear off the area where I do school in the garage. It had gotten buried when we had to move stuff around to get the new washing machine in when the old one broke.

I have a lot to do still, since I learned that our storage unit had been broken into at some point, and I need to get the police out with the locksmith and the property manager before I can find out what has been taken. I have no idea how long ago the break in happened, since the storage place no longer has security, and they didn’t inform me.

Anyhow, since I can’t deal with the unit until Wednesday at the earliest, I am attempting to get my reading done. I have 3 books that are almost finished. I think I can finish at least 2 of them.

I also plan to pre blog several posts so they will go out on time. I have already made a list of my school books and bookclub books that I’ll have to read between now and March. Let’s see how far I can get!

I also joined two games on Goodreads to help me move along on my reading challenge. At least a book a week. Very doable for me.

I requested books from the library and put bookmarks into my school books. I have a stack of stuff, including library books, to go into my car to start next week’s projects.

I still have to find a way to honor MLK on the holiday in his honor.

I’m mostly planned out, but we’ll see!

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up on a recommendation from a friend. I loved it! No one suspects the old lady. That’s not a spoiler, since we know from the beginning what the old lady is thinking.

The book is set up like short stories with all of the stories coming together in the end. It was wonderful and I can’t wait to read the next one!

I would recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries and doesn’t mind a little gore. Very little, but it’s in there anyhow.

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Kindle articles

Kindle vs paperwhite

Black Friday Kindle Deal

Oasis vs paperwhite kindle

New paperwhite

Paperwhite 2021

Signature edition

Above are several articles about Kindle products. For some reason, my phone seems to think that I need a new Kindle. Maybe it knows that mine needs to be reset randomly, but still works just fine?

I didn’t want to comment on every single article, but if you’re looking for a new Kindle, here’s a good place to start to compare them.

Let me write it my way

I had been getting mediocre grades in one of my classes. Part of that reason was because all of the assignments had been given to us in “fill in the table” format. What was this about? Who is the main character and what does he learn?

I was eventually given an assignment to write no more than two pages, reflecting on “Why this story is better than Shrek.” I did so and just wrote what I was feeling. I wrote in my own voice and I received an A on the paper with the comment of “this is actually interesting to read!”

If you just let me write the way I want to, we’ll all be happier.

7 of 125 completed

I’m getting a jump on my reading challenge. I’m finishing up some books now since I have a little time before school starts again.

I’m planning on getting my school books read early, too, or at least started. Once school starts, I’ll be dealing wth mostly those.

I have several bookclub books going, as usual, but I’ve taken on the organization of nonfiction and contemporary books.

I’m also trying to get some projects done at home. School begins on the 24th, so I have a little time. Wish me luck!