Sunday Mise en Place (May 29 to June 4, ‘017)

Happy Sunday, and a happy June. Welcome back to the Sunday Mise en Place, a weekly series on the G.O.B. where I get the opportunity to share what is going on in my world.  Another important element of the SMeP, is to snapshot the past weeks blog posts, and give a few hints as to…

Spring Cleaning Book Tag

Geez, it’s been a while since I’ve done a tag.  Especially a book tag.  I would love to thank Zezee with Books, for tagging me, and generally being an awesome support, reader, and friend.  Make certain to check out her amazing site- it’s one of my personal favourite book blogs.  Also, this tag was created by…

June in Pop Culture History

Observances, and Celebrations: National Smile Month National Accordion Awareness Month LGBTQIA Pride Month African-American Music Appreciation Month National Adopt a Cat Month ALS Awareness Month Bike to Work Week Children’s Day (June 1) Doughnut Day (June 2) Armed Forces Day (June 4) Global Running Day (June 7) Loving Day (June 12) Autistic Pride Day (June…

We Stand on Guard by Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skorce

First off, allow me to say something that may come as a shock to many of my American friends and readers.  As this graphic novel deals with in a fictional, aggressive manner: the world sees the U.S.A. as the most dangerous, and reckless force on Earth.  Even in Canada, your friends, neighbors, and brothers, we…

5 Must See June ‘017 Movies

The time has come for big ticket summer blockbusters.  Well, equinox is around the corner.  And, the school season does end soon-ish.  Speaking of, June does seem to be the month for children’s movies.  This year alone, there are 3 animated flicks worth watching.  Following a cartoon history in June that has seen the release…

Sunday Mise en Place (May 22 to 28, ‘017)

Saturday’s are for the boys.  Sunday’s are for the blogs.  Happy long weekend to my American friends.  Strangely enough, us Canadians enjoyed our May long last weekend.  Our nations couldn’t coordinate that so we could all get together and party at the border?  Wait, no, I’m mad at you guys and this time its not…

Top 10 Robot Sidekicks

It’s one of the greatest tropes in Sci-Fi.  During the 70’s and 80’s it was difficult to find any science fiction story that didn’t involve a robot in one way or another.  Now its become a necessity for any space-parody.  It has become the dream of young children for generations to have your very own…

Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson

I warned you.  As I catch up on any and all the Brandon Sanderson I can get my onion-y hands on, there is going to be a lot of reviews featuring the author.  Last week I wrapped up my look at The Reckoners series with two reviews, Mitosis and Calamity.  Now, the G.O.B. is closing in on talking about all…

Sunday Mise en Place (May 15 to 21, ‘017)

Good morning.  Good afternoon.  Good evening.  Good weekend.  Good day before Monday.  A happy Sunday to all.  It’s time for the ol’ G.O.B. Sunday Mise en Place.  Recently I received a message from a concerned follower that I was not giving the French the proper credit for the phrase “Mise en Place”.  So, thank you…

My Comic Relief One Year Celebration – Green Onion Takeover

That’s right! I took over Michael Miller’s amazing blog, My Comic Relief, today.  Last week Michael helped me celebrate my one year blogging anniversary with a wonderful guest post, and one of the best days, number wise, in G.O.B. history.  Today I return the favour, check out the birthday post I composed for my friend and…

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners series was just what I needed, at the right time.  After a bit of a reading slump to kick off ‘017, diving into Steelheart reinvigorated my need to read.  I savoured it all, taking my time, and reading a few other books and stories simultaneously.  Over the last year I have tried to…