Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Friday, January 24, 2020

Flash Fiction Fridays #31

 Today's podcast episode is up with some poetry and a short dark fiction by myself. I actually GREATLY disturbed myself writing today's feature because "oh, I'll write about a writer that's snowed in" went to "it's the end for me, it's at the window" very quickly.

I am still dealing with minor ear, Eustachian tube, and throat issues, and thus also am not speaking at normal levels, as well as having to rebuild filter curves for audio processing. Due to a variety of issues this therefore does not sound as loud to me after bringing the RMS up, and I still sound a little muffled.
Not intended for children. For those that need trigger warnings although the poems do not deal with death the feature story does.
Gong sound courtesy of Cloudy Skies after a fortuitous accidental discovery.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Review of Coraline by Neil Gaiman

CoralineCoraline by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I preferred this audiobook over the animated feature. A real bonus was hearing the author read it the way he intended it to be read. I found Coraline to be less rude in this and we got more of a rounded view of her. Also I feel that her arc was more impressive in the audiobook. Wylie does not appear in the book, so I feel he was added to the movie to make the lessons about friendship easier to grasp for children. I definitely agree with what I have heard about the book being creepier than the movie, as does my son. This was very well enjoyed.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Signal Boost: A Personal Piece of Space Art Kickstarter

Have you ever wished to own a piece of space? Eleri Hamilton is doing a small run of space art for Kickstarter backers. Her pieces are beautiful and one of a kind works.

A Kickstarter project only gets done if the goal is met. If the project does not fund you do not get charged, but also the run doesn't get produced. Her goal is $1000 US, and she has a project budget posted.

Check it out.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Book Review: Gaslighting by Aubrie Scrivelor

Gaslighting : Recognize the Narcissist, Learn How to Spot Emotional Abuse, Protect Yourself and Heal From Malignant Narcissism (NPD)Gaslighting : Recognize the Narcissist, Learn How to Spot Emotional Abuse, Protect Yourself and Heal From Malignant Narcissism by Aubrie Scrivelor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this to be well written and easy to understand. It is a bit challenging for the reader in the sense of encouraging them to reach and reclaim themselves. It is also written in an understanding manner, as if the author has had personal experience in dealing with narcissists. I was glad to see the reference list at the end.

It actually would have been a fast read but I had processing to do between chapters.

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