Genre Fiction TV You Should Be Watching

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While I love movies and they’ll always be my primary obsession when it comes to visual entertainment, a lot of quality fiction can be found on television. It’s hard to believe, I know, but it is true, nonetheless. The problem is when these storytelling gems can’t stay on television long enough to reach their true potential. So, the purpose of today’s blog post is to list a few genre TV shows you should definitely be watching. The more people who watch, the less likely these shows will be canceled by networks who haven’t yet come to fully understand that traditional ratings in the digital world mean less than nothing. Continue reading Genre Fiction TV You Should Be Watching

Into Every Generation, A Slayer Is Born

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There have been a handful of television shows over the years of which I consider myself a true fan. What exactly does that mean? Well, though for some it means going to every convention and collecting as much related paraphernalia as possible (I would certainly do that kind of thing if I had unlimited funds—I’m just a fan of too many things to be utterly devoted to each), for me it simply means loving a show so much that I go back to it again and again, rewatching the entire run of the series every few years. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of those shows.

So, in celebration of Buffy Summers’ 34th birthday this month (the TV incarnation was born in 1981), I thought I’d count down my TOP FIVE FAVORITE BUFFY EPISODES, which is actually a pretty daunting task considering how many good ones there were. But here goes. Continue reading Into Every Generation, A Slayer Is Born

The Books of 2014

book_mosaicI’m going to take the lead of a favorite indie author of mine, K.M. Alexander, and do a post about the books I read in 2014 (oh, I also stole the idea for this post’s header graphic—I’m a shameless thief). For the last couple years, I’ve participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge, where you can set a reading goal for the year and track it as you go. In 2013 I read 30 books. Not too shabby. But I considered the main reason I was able to read so many (mind you, I read slooowly) in 2013 was because I was laid up for a good chunk of the year. So, for 2014, my goal was 26 books. And with only hours to spare in 2014, I made it just under the wire. Continue reading The Books of 2014