Reading Roundup: May 2020

I started the month still absorbed by my comfort read, War and Peace, and to be fair I am still reading it. I'm just past the part of the story from which Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet is adapted, now in a war-centric section where there is a great deal of cattiness about historical… Continue reading Reading Roundup: May 2020

Reading Roundup: March 2019

What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. This book arrived in the mail, a surprise gift from a friend. It is a delightful read, a sweet story about two teenage boys who meet cute in New York and try to date, and I can't argue with its charming optimism and love toward… Continue reading Reading Roundup: March 2019

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

Elsewhere on the Internet: Game stories

I have a post up at The Ontological Geek as part of their romance series this month (which Critical Distance kindly linked and quoted as well). I'm writing about a pattern I've noticed in the Bioware video games I love to play: a fantasy race (elves in Dragon Age, asari in Mass Effect) whose people… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Game stories