Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Price Is Right

As I sit here at JFK wasting away minutes before my flight home, I find myself watching the Price is Right. Yes, the glorious game show that has dominated week day TV since the dawn of time. The show itself is still great. I find Drew Carey to fill in nicely over the past couple years. But what really brings the show over the top is it’s connection to childhood. All those days home ‘sick’ from school when I got to watch it with my grandparents. The Price is Right will always be connected to heartwarming memories for me and my cousins. I just hope it brings that much to everyone else out there and wonder what other shows do the same for different people.

Song of the Now – Motion City Soundtrack – Delirium

-Your 1201 dollar bidder.

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Book 2 In Editing

I’m very happy to announce that the second Memoirs of a True Hero novel is being copy edited! Yes, this one took a long time to write and self edit and there’s definitely a lot left to do; but I’m glad to be making strides.

I found the second book to be the hardest to write so far. I’ve just hit many different challenges this time around. But am proud to get it moving in the right direction. I’ve learned to take my time with this one more so than the first. I have to make everything top notch prior to publication.

On a side note-I’ve updated and added a second Map. Be sure to check it out above! I’ve finally found an artist that is pleasant to work with and enjoys the challenges I bring him.

If you haven’t read Stopping the Fat Guy yet, be sure to check it out on Kindle or hit me up for a copy.

-Your less sickly USA traveler

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Well, I just finished reading Brandon Sanderson’s Firefight, Book 2 of The Reckoners series, and it was quite the ride. All in all a 4 out 5 stars I would say. The book read quick just as Steelheart; not typical for Sanderson’s stories, but it suits the feel of the book and it doesn’t hinder his story telling ability.

Throughout the journey we learn a lot more about Epics and find more to discover which is great. The characters hold real value as ever and the city of Babilar is unique and very interesting.

The huge fault with this series, to me at least, unfortunately lies with its protagonist. There’s nothing wrong with David character wise per se, but his obnoxious metaphors really hinders the reading; more so than the first one. It’s not even the metaphors, or similes, themselves that’s the issue; it’s the constant reminder of how bad they are. It is constantly talked about and shoved in the readers face. We get it. David is bad at this. It’s a unique quirky character trait; but it’s crazy annoying to have this fact pointed out almost every single chapter. It turns from unique and silly/kind of funny to overly overdone and annoying very fast. I honestly almost put the book down multiple times because of this. Which is unfortunate because i love the overall story. it’s like when in a movie they tell a joke and continually beat the dead horse through out the movie. Every time it pops up it just gets more and more annoying to see.  i really hope he dials back on this in the next installment.

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