Articles Posted in the " Books " Category

  • And What of Dorne? Musings About House Martell

    This post is going to be mostly spoiler free. Any spoilers will simply be character names, personality traits, and things like House motto and sigil. There will be no spoilers in regards to plot elements, character deaths, or marriages. The “show only” crowd should be able to read this article relatively safely. We’ve got a […]


  • Neil Gaiman Live at the Crystal Ballroom

    Neil Gaiman’s voice sounds like his writing. I suppose that’s not terribly surprising. Of course the man who puts words together with uncompromising directness, and yet imbues so many phrases with little conspiratorial smirks, would also speak plainly and with a dry sense of humor. But there is also something about the quality of his […]



  • Sorting the Ser Whatsits of Whocares (part 2)

    Season three has introduced an insane amount of new characters that may be leaving some fans a bit overwhelmed. This cast is huge and sometimes it’s easy to forget people.  Also many characters who start out small end up becoming important later on, which complicates having an incredibly large cast even further.  I mean who […]


  • Rivers of London: Urban Fantasy at its Wittiest

    I won’t lie, I picked up the first in the Rivers of London series because I thought the cover was pretty. Yes, I’m that reader, the shallow one that judges every book by its cover design. Why that isn’t actually such a bad thing is fodder for another article, but right now I’m thinking back […]


  • Sorting the Ser Whatsits of Whocares (Part 1)

    For book readers, last night’s episode was a wonderfully frustrating tease for what’s to come.  Every scene had me clapping my hands with excitement because all this awesome stuff that I’d read about is starting to roll out on the screen.  But it was all over so fast not any one of the story lines […]


  • In Defense of Sansa Stark

    While Sansa isn’t my all time favorite character (all hail Daenerys), she’s definitely at least in my top five.  I don’t expect everyone to have the same taste in characters that I do, but I must admit that I’m sort of mystified by the extreme level of hatred towards her. From my point of view, […]


  • Webseries Recommendation: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

    A wave of disappointment washed over me this past Monday. It was the first Monday I’d had in a long time without something to look forward to. That something was a  recently completed web series from the brilliant minds of Hank Green (of VlogBrothers fame) and Bernie Su called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  The Lizzie […]


  • My Game of Thrones Endgame: Badass Women In Charge

    This post will contain spoilers, but they will all be hidden underneath spoiler text with clearly defined warnings ahead of them. Highlight the text to read the spoilers.  I am very protective of Game of Thrones spoilers, so I’m taking all the precautions so no complaining if you highlight them and get upset.  You have […]