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Smashwords Sale – Read an Ebook Week 2019

So, yeah... During the last Smashwords sale back in December, I said I hoped Ghostly Scream would be published by ...
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Artemis the Owl FAQ

"I'm not stealing the firewood. Promise." I have made a lot of promises to provide more owl content, so I ...
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New and Shiny Website!

After being slightly embarrassed about my old website for years - to the point where I rarely even bothered to ...
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KoyoCon 2018

It's been forever since I did a Con Post (despite many cons passing), so I thought I better tell you ...
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The Bookish Owl – Coraline by Neil Gaiman

I just started reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It's technically a children's book, but I've heard so many people talking about it, so I gave it a shot anyway. Besides, after reading the first 5 chapters, I think I can safely say that those button-eyed people would have scared the ...
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Here Be Spoilers – Continuing My Game of Thrones Commentary with Season 8 Episode 2

I was asked for another commentary post after I covered "Winterfell" last week. And who am I to refuse the three people in the world who actually appreciate my sense of humor? So here's my random thoughts on Season 8, Episode 2: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms". You know ...
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The Bookish Owl – Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

Phew, been a few weeks since I did one of these, huh? It's been a little too busy for me to get some proper reading done. But now things are calming down, so it's time for me to get back to tackling my to-read pile! Right now I'm reading Night ...
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Quiet Whisper – Excerpt (Chapter 25)

“I’m sure I’ll be fine,” she said, the venom lacing her words clashing with the pleasant smile she offered Vael before turning on her heels and walking away. Her yearning for physical training had been replaced by a strong desire to set Vael’s hair on fire and she wasn’t entirely ...
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Spoilers, Beware! – My Thoughts on the Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere

Okay, I have a lot of stuff to say about Winterfell, the new episode of Game of Thrones, and I'm not enough of an asshole to do it on social media where spoilers can creep up on people. So I'm gonna do it here where I can warn people properly ...
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Witcher School Withdrawals

Getting back to real life has been tough. I think I dodged the Post-Game Depression I know to be common among Witcher School graduates, but that might just be because I haven't fully let go of being a witcher just yet. I had expected the constant thoughts analyzing the stories ...
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Witcher School – Where I Got Beaten Up by Elementals and Strigas, and Almost Stabbed a Cat

I got home from Poland Sunday night. When I woke the next day, it wasn't fully light out and I was like "Wow, I managed to wake up before noon?" ...Nope. I slept through 3 alarms and woke at 7:30 in the evening. If you have been following my posts, ...
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Ghostly Scream – Excerpt (Chapter 43)

It was actually a rather disappointing sight. There were no sacrificial altars, no demonic symbols drawn on the floor, no cloaked acolytes chanting ancient spells. The room was bare, except from the torches, and Selissa wondered if she had finally found a villain without a sense for the dramatic. She ...
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The Bookish Owl – Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

By the time this post goes live, I will have arrived at Moszna Castle in Poland after having been reading Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski on the plane (when not doing Sudokus...). But I didn't want you to miss out on your grumpy owl photo, so I cheated and ...
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The Bookish Owl – The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

Yep. I'm reading a book about a talking cat. Nothing wrong with that, per se, but I went straight from a rather gritty Witcher novel to this, so I'm getting a bit of literary whiplash. The book in question is The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett, the ...
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