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The Writing Routine for one Author (Me) by Geoffrey Saign: Guardian, The Choice: Magical Beasts Book One Blog Tour

First off, I’d say my writing routine is to write all the time, whenever I can. That won’t go on forever. It can’t or I’ll become the world’s biggest hermit. Currently I’m trying to launch two series and some nonfiction and want to succeed financially at it, so I’m pushing like crazy. When I begin

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The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #3) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as

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Shadows of Self (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #2) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict.

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Titans – ‘Jericho’ – Season 2, Episode 8: TV Review

My Rating: 3/5 SPOILERS AHEAD Once again, the flashback episode was better than the present-day episodes. Jericho was a great episode. There were so many different sides to each character. I was a little surprised that Grayson wasn’t being literal when he said he killed Jericho, considering the dark turn of the show, but it

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The Flash – ‘Dead Man Running’ – Season 6, Episode 3: TV Review

My Rating: 3.5/5 SPOILERS AHEAD This was a nice, character-driven episode. Killer Frost stood out as she grieved for the future of a new life she feared she would no longer get to have. It was great to see her confront this and her small arc came to a satisfying conclusion. Ralf is just great!

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Arrow – ‘Welcome to Hong Kong’ – Season 8, Episode 2: TV Review

My Rating: 4/5 Another great episode from Arrow! SPOILERS AHEAD Let’s start with the flash-forward scenes: This is very character driven, unlike the Crisis-based scenes. It’s good to have that balance and the writing is great. I’m looking forward to the episode dedicated to just these new characters – it’ll be good to see them

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Batwoman – ‘Down Down Down’ – Season 1, Episode 3: TV Review

SPOILERS AHEAD My Rating: 3.5/5 This show is finally going somewhere! I still feel that there must be a tiny budget for this show – CW are stretching themselves too thin right now – but despite that, the small snippets of gotham and the action scenes are pretty good. This was the first episode with

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Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status “darkeyes.” Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly

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Batwoman – ‘The Rabbit Hole’ – Season 1, Episode 2: TV Review

Rating: 3/5 This wasn’t terrible but I was hoping for more. The first episode of the season was a great introduction to the main characters, the setting, and the general feel of the show – just what the first episode should be. This second episode though… Okay, I know that this is a TV show

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Supergirl – ‘Stranger Beside Me’ – Season 5, Episode 2: TV Review

My Rating: 3/5 Not a bad episode, but still has a long way to go before it’s good. They really are pushing the anti-tech storyline (with the woman on her phone being the cause of a possible crash) which I can’t say I don’t personally agree with, but it’s still quite on the nose. Supergirl

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The Flash – ‘Into the Void’ – Season 6, Episode 1: TV Review

POSSIBLE SPOILERS My Rating: 1/5 That was the most boring episode of TV I’ve watched this year. The only reason there is 1 start rather than 0 is because the show did include a small amount of setup for the rest of the season. The new villain looks interesting, but seems to have similar motives

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