Monthly Archives: February 2017

Would You Rather…

This was something I answered for a swap I did, and I had so much fun with it, I thought I’d share the answers with y’all…

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Would You Rather…

Drop your favorite book in the toilet -or- watch it fall into the wood chipper?
You know what? I was going to say toilet, but changed my mind. I’d rather drop it in the wood chipper, because I can buy a new copy for myself AND the shredded book can become compost.

Read only 1 book a year but remember everything -or- read 100 books a year and remember nothing?
Yeah, I’d rather remember what I read, so I’ll go with the one book option. Unless it’s a shitty book I’ve been given… LOL

Read only the first page of a book -or- read only the last page?
First page only. I need to be hooked and interested, not spoiled…

Get locked in a Library -or- locked in a bookstore?
While both have their merits, I’d prefer the library, as there’s more than just books there to work with.

Read a book with a cliffhanger ending -or- read a book with a heartbreaking ending?
Screw cliffhanger endings! I actually tend to despise those with a white hot passion that is hotter than the sun. Gimme some tears and a solid final ending.

Read an awesome book -or- watch a movie?
Honestly, it depends on the book and movie. But for the most part, I have preferred books to the movie adaptations, so I guess I’ll say the book for now.

read only series -or- only stand alones?
This is predicated by how much money and time I have. If I have enough of both, series. If not, then I’ll go with standalones, as they’re easier to consume in the long run.

Professional reviewer -or- famous author?
Famous author, hands down. I have so many stories I want to tell people…

Favorite book become a movie -or- tv show?
I’ve had both happen and it’s a toss-up. Movies are usually more finite and able to stick to the canon of the books, whereas TV shows can run way off-canon, as it were. But TV shows have more of their own extant canon to work with… Honestly, I really can’t choose here…

Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton -or- have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 every day?
A bellybutton view of the world could be interesting. And far less painful than anything to do with Gone with the Wind.

My Top 20 Tracks of January 2017

This is something that I’ve been doing over on Swap-Bot for several years now. In a nutshell, you keep track of the top 20 songs you’ve listened to in a given month. I track mine via

Well, this month was a little different…

First off, I hardly listened to any music all month, which is weird in and of itself. And then I did most of my listening on my ancient iPod while on a trip to Oregon the middle of the month, and that’s too old to scrobble properly. I don’t remember what I’d listened on the train trip down to visit my family, but I know what I listened to on the way home. Because they don’t show up in my, I basically included them in my “Honorable Mentions” section below.

And for once, I don’t think I listened to the Hamilton soundtrack at all. Unless that’s what I listened to on the trip down to see my family.

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New Things Coming…

So I’ve decided to be more proactive in my journaling this year.

Among other things, I will be doing some monthly posts about music and books for each month. I’m also going to be doing a “What’s Up, Wednesday” post. I used to do this over on my pro blog [and may continue it over there again, too], and it’s a nice way to keep myself on track with what I need to be doing.

So there you go. New content coming at least once a week from yours truly.