The Witcher Netflix series (A Review)


I’m going to preface this review by stating four things. I’ve never played The Witcher video games. I’ve never read the books. I have Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness). There will be spoilers.

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Do you love fantasy? The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off hosted by Mark Lawrence is a competition that has been introducing the world to new self-published fantasy authors for over five years. Would you like to sample the first few chapters from over 70 SPFBO entrants from both this year and the previous years? Check out the SPFBO Sampler put together by Jon Auerbach. Get it free!

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And, yes, the first few chapters of Torn Apart is featured under Romance. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (A Review)


I’m going to preface this review by stating that I am a HUGE fan of the original movie The Dark Crystal (1982). Like many Dark Crystal fans, when I heard they were making a prequel to one of the most beloved movies of my childhood, I felt a mixture of excitement and skepticism. I am not a fan of CG. The thing I loved the most about Jim Henson movies like the Dark Crystal or Labyrinth was the charm and beauty of the practical effects and puppetry, and I did not want to see that sullied with flashy modern computer animation.

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PaperBlanks 2020 Planner Review


Last year I bought my 2019 planner in February of 2019. Yeah, that was kind of a mistake. You see, if you don’t buy your planner before the year it starts, all the best planners sell out, and they don’t keep making more. Whatever’s leftover is all there is, so my options were limited, but I still really wanted a beautiful paper planner to carry in my purse. And while I absolutely LOVE my PaperBlanks 2019 Safavid planner, which I reviewed in the spring, it did have one major flaw – it was too big and heavy. All the smaller planners, which I would have preferred, had long-since been sold out. This year I wanted to avoid that problem and buy my 2020 planner as soon as PaperBlanks released their latest designs.

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