Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm Still Here

I'm still around, and trying to keep up with posting things on here as of late. I lost a good portion of my reading time as of late, smack dab in the middle of "Monster Hunter International," a 750-page novel. In addition to losing some of that time, I received the ebook from a Library Thing member give away called "24 Bones," which will in all likelihood be the next book I actually review here. And I should soon be getting the book "Earth is Ours" as well. Look for those next three books to be the next to show up here.

The Renaissance Faire season is quickly drawing to a close--at least here in the northern climes of North America, though I do have some impressions of some of the ones I have been to that I haven't yet posted, and that is also on my to-do list. That's quite alright, as geekdom doesn't die just because the temperature drops, it just heads inside. So there are some comic and writing conventions in the northern clime within driving distance this fall. I won't be going to all of them, nor probably even close to a high percentage of them, but I will be doing at least one, maybe two.

It's the season of Halloween, which has me a little excited. I'm not a blood-and-guts type of person, but Halloween can be fun. It's the one time of the year where you can laugh in the face of death and say I'm a survivor. I'm the type of person who loves going in to Halloween Express and seeing all of the cheesy Halloween decorations they have, and have a Halloween village to set up on display. I would convert the front yard into a graveyard if I had the money to spend to do it right. I'd love to see the movie "Zombie Land" but again, with time and money (mostly time) being what they are, we don't see a lot of movies in the theatres--we still have a couple of NetFlix movies on the counter where they've sat for the past couple of months.

Unfortunately, the lack of time has really meant that I didn't get to watch much of Eureka (a show I just started getting into this year, and now I want to go back and try to get caught up on) or Warehouse 13 as I would have liked. I'm hoping that changes with the season premiere of Sanctuary (again, another show I'm just getting in to, though not as much to get caught up on) and Stargate Universe. I haven't been much into Stargate in the past, but I'm willing to give it a shot. And of course, what I'm really looking forward to is the reimagining of V. Here's to hopefully finding the time.