Smokey does the impossible: she mounts the insurmountable pile of items received

2015-02: February in review

This post is February in review: categories grouped together with links. Cheers. February 2015 will forever be remembered as the time Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played the original Spock from Star Trek, died. RIP Leonard Nimoy. Articles 2015-01: January in [...]

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Richard LaGravenese Writers: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Kami Garcia (based on the novel “Beautiful Creatures”), and Margaret Stohl (based on the novel “Beautiful Creatures”) Stars: Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons [...]

Items received 1–14 December 2014

A donation and Items received December 1–14, 2014

This is the pile of awesome items received December 1–14, 2014. Last night I watched The Wind Rises, a historical anime celebrating Japan’s aviation history. Review coming soon. Special thanks to Rebecca and Rex Fleming who made a donation of [...]

Items received 24–30 November 2014

Items received 24–30 November 2014

Once again I received a book — The Evil Inside by Philip Taffs — as a delivery to my door on Sunday so this bundle of items received really do include items from 24 to 30 November. Just sayin’. I’m [...]

Items received 17 – 23 November

Items received from 17 to 23 November 2014

Hi again. Here is a photo of items received from 17 to 23 November 2014. Yes, I actually received a delivery to my door on Sunday. Apparently Bobby Dollar was sleeping late on Sunday as well as Judgement Day. I’ve [...]

items received

#Coffeegate and items received

An absolute scandal! Coffeegate is a thing! Yesterday the minion went shopping. While he was out, I decided to take a short break from doing chores to have a coffee and — Shock! Horror! The coffee jar was EMPTY. Worse, [...]

Sand by Hugh Howey

Sand by Hugh Howey

A review by Nalini Haynes Palmer and his friend Hap have joined a band of scavengers seeking treasure from the ruins of a lost world, our world whose legacy is a ragged remnant of humanity and sand-covered ruins. With special [...]

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Books’n’stuff received lately

Smokey being HELPFUL Dark Matter Zine receives lots of stuff for review. This is the latest pile… Contents with quicklinks to save scrolling Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon by Daniel Falconer – pretty hardcover book about CGI Orphan Black – DVD season 1 Paris Review – iconic [...]

Paper books, plastic discs and kitteh

Paper books, plastic discs and kittehs

Paper books, plastic discs, eCopies and Kittehs Once upon a time a pissing contest – who has the biggest pile of paper books – started on Twitter. Someone who will not be named started it with this tweet: A hasty shot [...]

Epic loot received in the last month

Epic loot received in the last month

It’s been a month. Wha-at?! I’ve been doing assignments for university, gettin’ me some book learnin’ so I knows how to write. Here is the list of loot received in the past month. If I’ve missed anything – I suspect [...]