Reading Roundup: June 2019

Friends, did you know that you do not have to scavenge bookstore clearance tables to read affordably as well as ravenously? You do not have to wait for coveted books to go on sale, or pounce on ARCs before they are published? Did you know you could check out all the new fiction you please… Continue reading Reading Roundup: June 2019

Meet your new centuries-old boyfriend

I'm not well-read in the romance genre, so I wouldn't say that I am familiar with romance tropes and common themes. However, I've been devouring fantastical fiction like it's my job (btw, I would be happy to make this my job! Hire me to write book reviews!) and I keep bumping into this one character… Continue reading Meet your new centuries-old boyfriend

Your Horoscope in the Marioverse

Reader, I don't know how to tell you this, so I'll just say it: until last weekend, I had never played any of the games in Nintendo's best-selling, wildly popular, familiar-even-to-laypersons series Mario Kart. I just didn't know what I was missing until I went to visit some friends who live in the suburbs with their… Continue reading Your Horoscope in the Marioverse

Gaming Roundup: The New Summer of Gaming

Last summer, I committed to playing--and completing, if possible--as many last-generation console games as I could. I'm slow to adopt new tech, so even though the new console had already been available for three years, I made my usual excuses: my old one still works, there were still so many games I'd never played on… Continue reading Gaming Roundup: The New Summer of Gaming

Gaming roundup: Is it spring or what?

Winter is hard. That's my explanation for my recent obsession with mobile games. Usually, mobile games are out of the question for me--my smartphone, now almost two years old, was a freebie and barely has enough memory for the apps I use for my job. Nonetheless, for about six months I squeezed in Heroes of Dragon Age,… Continue reading Gaming roundup: Is it spring or what?