What to read this September

Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm putting together a list of what I'm going to read this fall and looking for suggestions of science fiction and fantasy books for MG-adult as well as any spectacular reference books. Please give me a little about the book and why you think I should read it. I will be posting my (mostly) completed list on Wednesday. You can still add to it then if you miss posting your suggestions before the list goes up.

A few books I will be including:
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer-not really looking forward to this one, but I have an epic post planned for the end of the month to show how Bella rates compared my favorite female MCs. The faceoff should be a lot of fun. Bring your friends.
Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn-I've had the book all summer and never got around to reading it. It looks really good. And it has dragons. :D
The Mermaid's Madness by Jim C. Hines (book 2 of the Princess Novels)-I loved The Stepsister Scheme. I want to see how the three princesses are going to handle the problems involved in this one.

Filk Friday: Play That Filky Music

Friday, August 20, 2010

From Con On the Cob 2008, here is Play That Filky Music. The sound quality isn't great, but the music is catchy enough that you can still get into the groove. Some fun tributes to various people of SF. It is sung by Power Salad with guest Luke Ski joining in on the chorus.

Filk Friday: Dr. Horrible Firefly Parody: Brand New Day

Friday, August 13, 2010

What do you get when when you cross Dr. Horrible with Firefly? A hilarious parody of course! I am a huge fan of both shows, so when I ran across this video this morning--and laughed really hard the whole way through--I had to share.

As the poster of the video said: "Neil Patrick Harris auditioned for the role of "Simon" on Firefly. What would the show have been like with Dr. Horrible playing that part? Probably something like this." (I agree completely.) Go to the video itself for the lyrics and to find other related parodies.

P.S. And sorry about Wednesday. I didn't get the post finished ahead of time, and that morning I was busy with taking my son to get his immunizations for school before I had to go to work.

Filk Friday: Gamer Funk

Friday, August 6, 2010

I should have played this a few weeks ago while people were heading off to various conventions. But I only found it this morning in a search for something to post while I'm without access to the extensive bookmark list on my laptop. Gamer Funk by Rob Balder is a hilarious number about going to a convention and having trouble with fans who seem to be afraid of baths/showers while there. He's got some great lines in the song.

nothing new

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I was planning to either say something more about the SCA tomorrow or talk about my experience with larping or something fun, but I'm just feeling drained. After messing up my power cord for my laptop this afternoon by tripping on it while it was still attached to the laptop, dumping it on the floor--cord side down--so that the prong is bent about 30 degrees now, and then cracking my head on the upper bunk of my son's bed while trying to get up to kiss him goodnight after singing him his bedtime song, I'm not up to giving any of my planned topics the treatment they deserve. I feel more like crying, though whether it is due more to my poor laptop or my head with its knot where I conked it, I don't know. I'm just feeling miserable and I don't want to rush something in the morning before I have to go into work like I have been. I'd rather do something silly with my boy. Kid-cuddles sound really appealing right now.