Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I’ll be honest with you, I have been putting off writing this book review for a while. I’ve had many mixed feelings towards this YA-novel, and needed time to put my thoughts in order. Whether my opinions are in order yet, I’m not sure, but I will try to give you the best review I…

Sunday Mise en Place (Aug. 14 to 20, ‘017)

Oh, the good ol’ Sunday Mise en Place. Over my writing career this has become home base for where I am headed, how life is going, and staying connected with my friends, followers, and even family. Looking ahead at my life, I couldn’t imagine not writing this weekly piece. The future can be so unpredictable….

Zyler’s Birthday Top 5 at Age 7

Happy birthday to my little man, who is no longer so little. Going from 6 to 7 seems like such a big transition. It’s like he is no longer a small child, he can just be referred to as a child. Zyler woke up today to a new crystal lamp from Jenn, and a sick…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 17 to 23, ‘017)

Sunday, Sunday.  What is up everybody?  You may feel like I haven’t been very active recently but, I promise I been pushing hard with things in the works.  Can’t miss a Mise en Place though!  So as things come into development let me break it down today with what is upcoming and what’s going on….

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

I have read an insane amount of positive reviews on Illuminae and its sequel, Gemina.  It almost feels like I am the last book blogger to hop on this train.  What took me so long?  I have no idea.  One of the biggest appeals for these books is their unique structure.  Unique book design is…

Alexandra’s Top 5 at Age 5

Last year, on this day in particular, I started a special series to commemorate the special birthdays in our home.  Well, we’ve gone full circle.  Today our beautiful, energetic, often crazy daughter hits the half a decade mark.  5 years old sounds so much older than 4, I mean the girl starts kindergarten this year!…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 3 to 9, ‘017)

Hey, hey, it’s Sunday, time to get the Mise en Place on.  A weekly feature of the G.O.B. where I talk about this, that and whatever.  Also included is some links to posts of the previous week and a quick teaser of what is coming in the next bit.  I am off to a late…

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Giant Robots from space! Now that I have your attention let me tell you about an amazing book that will give you all your giant robot needs.  Well, first I should direct you to a review of its predecessor, the unforgettable premiere novel by Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants.  If you have not read that book- what…

Champions by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos

Well, I have successfully put friend, and fellow blogger, Michael Miller of My Comic Relief, on his proverbial toes by mentioning I had read a graphic novel under his recommendation, while avoiding any mention of the book of choice or my general feelings about it.  By now he has breathed a sigh of relief (no pun…

Sunday Mise en Place (June 26 to July 2, ‘017)

Good day, late start to the Sunday Mise en Place.  Took the family to watch last nights Canada Day 150 fireworks, a fantastic show was put on downtown Calgary, and my children’s minds were blown.  Navigating home turned out to be a mess and we didn’t get the children in bed till 1AM.  Needless to…

Sunday Mise en Place (June 19 to 25, ‘017)

Summer has officially arrived, happy day, welcome to the first Mise en Place of the dry, hot season.  The kids are done the school year come Wednesday, and then we have to figure out what to do with them all the time.  And soon, I will be searching for new innovative ways to defeat the…

Father’s Day Mise en Place (June 12 to 18, ‘017)

Happy Father’s Day to, well… to me.  More importantly, to my amazing father, who does too much for everyone else.  And all the fathers, grandpas, uncles, and dudes in a fatherly role.  The kids are off having some quality time with Grandpa right now, so let’s get moving on this Sunday’s Mise en Place.  The…