January 3rd, 2015

First Saturday of 2015

Saturday morning.

A somewhat cold, crisp day for the first Saturday of 2015. Not to be unexpected, with the time of year, though from the weather forecast, things are going to get pretty crazy this weekend, running the gamut of snow, freezing rain, and rain. Oh joy, oh bliss.

Last night, the Friday gamers played their first session of the new year, continuing on with the a|state game campaign they're involved in. The game session was a lot of fun, and everyone had a good time with it it last night. I'll blog about the session as soon as I get a chance to transcribe the game notes and then post them up to the LJ.

I got out bright and early this morning, and managed to do a bit of grocery shopping. I needed to pick up some food staples, as well as some veggies and the like, and I feel pretty good about this. Leg is hurting somewhat, but such is my life this past few years, though the pain is a bit more bearable today.

No real plans for the rest of the day, other than to relax, do some house cleaning, and perhaps watch a DVD or do some reading.

Just another Saturday at Casa Kahane. Nothing to see here, so move along. :)

Books Read in December, 2014

Since it is the new month of January (and it's barely three days old)... As is my standard usage of my blog space at or near the beginning of the month, I present the listing of my December, 2014 reads.

Books Read in December, 2014

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (r)

Seeker by Jack McDevitt

a|state Roleplaying Game by Malcolm Craig (RPG) (r)

Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead

Above World by Jenn Reese (r)

The Mire End Tribune #5 by Malcolm Craig et. al. (RPG) (PDF) (r)

December, 2014 Locus

Jaran by Kate Elliott (r)

The Lostfinder's Guide to Mire End by Malcolm Craig, Colin Chapman, Ed Handley and John Wilson (RPG) (r)

The Mire End Tribune #6 by Malcolm Craig et. al. (RPG) (PDF) (r)

Ghostfighter by Gregor Hutton (RPG) (PDF) (r)

The Back of the Turtle by David King

The Circular #1 by Malcolm Craig et. al. (RPG) (PDF) (r)

Cheesed Off by Gregor Hutton (RPG) (PDF) (r)

The Consequences of Debt by Malcolm Craig (RPG) (PDF) (r)

Gone to the Dogs by Malcolm Craig (RPG) (PDF) (r)

Foundation by Isaac Asimov (r)

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov (r)

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

a|state Gamemaster Screen w/ Tales of The City by Malcolm Craig et. al. (RPG) (PDF) (r)

November, 2014 Reader's Digest

Dangers on a Train by Malcolm Craig (RPG) (PDF) (r)

December, 2014 Reader's Digest

I have to say that December, 2014 was a good month in terms of reading, somewhat slow at times and fast at others, with a wide variety of stuff read. Lots of re-reads, as can be seen from the list above, but hey, re-reads are a part of the experience. The best reads of the month were Jack McDevitt's Seeker and David King's The Back of the Turtle, though I was also surprised at how well Jenn Reese's Above World re-read as well.

Overall, I managed to read 9 novels, 2 RPG and RPG products, 3 magazines, 0 comics, and 0 graphic novels in December. This brings the 2014 year end totals up to the following: 85 books, 32 RPGs and RPG products, 26 magazines, 10 comics, and 10 graphic novels. The reading for the year was up by 22 books, a nice improvement, but once again, various aspects of my life had to do with this.