December 2nd, 2015

Wednesday Morning Thoughts

It's Wednesday morning.

The weather in Ottawa is cold and damp, with rain and the possibility of more freezing rain which may turn into snow. My bones and my joints hurt somewhat, but so far the Tylenol has done its job.

Work this morning Nothing too busy, but enough to keep me occupied for the work day.

Today is the Wednesday off for my gaming group, so don't have to concern myself with gaming this evening. This means that when I get home this afternoon, other than taking a nap (since I didn't get a heck of a lot of sleep last night for various reasons), I can devote myself to doing some more work on the Chill 3rd Edition scenarios that I need to get done for CanGames for May, 2016.

That, and stay warm.

Book Reads in November, 2015

It's the 2nd of December, so as is my standard usage of my blog space at or near the beginning of the month, I present the listing of my November, 2015 reads.

Books Read in November, 2015

The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee (r)

Vengeance of Dracula by Gali Sanchez (RPG) (r)

October, 2015 Locus

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

October, 2015 Reader's Digest

Apparitions by Philip Athans (RPG) (r)

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Lycanthropes by Geoff Pass (RPG)

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

November, 2015 Reader's Digest

Horrors of North America by Nigel D. Findley (RPG) (r)

Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart

Veil of Flesh by Wayne Goldsmith (RPG)

Things by Jeff R. Leason and Lee Agosta (RPG)

Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfort

Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt by Jack McDevitt

November was an interesting month of reads, that featured a bit of everything, a good number of roleplaying game products (admittedly for the 2nd Edition Chill RPG), and a large collection from one of my favourite science fiction authors. I read six of the 2nd Edition Chill RPG game supplements, and the massive collection of Jack McDevitt's short fiction, Cryptic, and still got in a few other books as well, so there was a lot of book reading this past month, though it might not have seemed that way. I read more this month than I had expected to, as there was other stuff going on this past month that I'm not going to talk about here, so I'm not displeased by the amount of stuff that I read in November. I particularly enjoyed The Gospels of Loki by Joanne M. Harris and The Paris Architect by Charles Belfort, but pretty much everything I read this past month was enjoyable. I did have problems reading Charles Stross's Neptune's Brood, but that was because of the sections of exposition about stuff that, to be honest, went over my head in a few cases. In November, I managed to read 8 novels, 6 RPG and RPG products, 3 magazines, 0 comics, and 0 graphic novels. This brings the year totals so far up to: 85 books, 34 RPGs and RPG products, 22 magazines, 424 comics, and 2 graphic novels.

Anyway, thoughts and comments are always welcome. :)