Sunday Sampler: August 31

Well, another week is gone, and have to say I was definitely ready for a long weekend 😉 Happy Labor Day to those of you in the US, and enjoy the extra day off tomorrow if you’re lucky enough to have one.

This week I posted:

 2 Book Reviews:

3 Description Reviews:


In the real world:

Some really exciting stuff’s been going on in the real world.

First and foremost, Doctor Who is back on the air (yes, technically that should have been in last week’s post; since I was out of town for the weekend, it was part of this week for me). And in honor of the new series airing, I’ve decided to purchase this new phone case. Really, I needed to get a new case for my phone anyway (my last one completely shattered a couple weeks ago. When I saw Kiri’s phone case in this video, I decided I was going to copy.

On Friday I also went to go see Fiddler on the Roof in an outdoor theater right around dusk. In the mountains. It was spectacular—truly a phenomenal cast with some of the best singing/dancing I’ve heard/seen in a while (for those of you who have been paying attention, that’s pretty impressive given that I just want to a music camp). And the acting in particular was impressive. With so many notorios Tevye’s running around nowadays, it takes a fair amount to impress me—this guy totally pulled it off. Next year I’ve decided to make it my goal to go see all of their other shows for the summer season.

I have also officially pre-order A Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison. I always get school-girl giddy with the new releases of this series; as one of the first lengthy urban fantasy series I delved into, it’s near and dear to my heart. Keep your eyes peeled for a review coming up sometime in early- to mid-September.



Next week:

Planned Reviews:

I’m a good deal of the way done with both of those, and since I still have all of today and tomorrow for chill-time, I may have one or two more posts coming this week, but they’re not planned yet. I do hope to get around to to my re-read of Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness, but I highly doubt that will get a review up before next Sunday.

I’m also (very slowly) drafting a post regarding the trending topic of the cost of e-books. I’ve noticed there is quite a polarized debate about how much these things should really be costing to the customer (us), and I’ve been feeling inclined to weigh in from an economic perspective (yay supply and demand!). If I actually get around to fleshing it out today, it may go up tomorrow, but I make no promises.

Posts I’ve enjoyed reading this week:


Other Reading/Writing/Blogging:


Posted on August 31, 2014, in Sunday Samplers. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the shout out! 🙂


  2. I love Fiddler on the Roof! It sounds even more majestic to watch it in the middle of a panoramic landscape. How exciting! Thanks for the mention!

    • It really was awesome. Especially since Tevye was able to really take advantage of it and shout when he was angry, etc. We had some pretty decent echoes adding to the effect. And I really enjoyed your review; I’ve added it to my TBR list, and it’s probably going to end up being a Description Review here next week. 🙂

  3. I’m very excited by the new Doctor Who. Just caught up with this weekend’s episode and I think Capaldi is fantastic, as expected. It was also nice to revisit the Victorian gang in the first episode – I have a particular soft spot for Strax. What do you think of the new series so far?

    Thanks for the link to my blog again – glad you enjoyed that post, it was fun to write.

    • I absolutely love the Victorian gang, and I think it was very appropriate to use them in the “unveiling,” so to speak, of the new Doctor. And Strax is always excellent at providing some comedic relief. I really like Capaldi, but he’s taking some getting used to. I have high hopes, since I like him more than I originally like Matt Smith (who I now love). The first two episodes are off to a very good start, and Moffat is making it clear that we’re not done with the theme regarding the Doctor’s “goodness.” If we’re finally to the point of being slapped in the face with it, I’m sure we’re approaching a critical point with that plot arc.

  4. Thanks so much for the mention!!

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