Review of Snake Eyes by Hilary Monahan

Snake Eyes by Hilary Monahan. ★★★1/2 Trigger warning: Sexual assault, violence Snake Eyes is one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read. There’s no way I’m ever forgetting it. Tanis Barlas is the daughter of the Lamia, a monstrous snake woman from Greek mythology who cares little for her human daughters. Yet she retains a tight control over all…

Review of Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey. ★★1/2 Going into Guardians of the Dead, I had only vague ideas of what it was about. I knew that it was set in New Zealand, involved Māori mythology, contained an asexual side character and appeared on many asexual representation lists. The last two are largely why I picked up the book….

Review of The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino

The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino. ★★★ The Goddess Chronicle is a retelling of the Japanese myth of Izanagi and Izanami, told through the original tale of Namima, a priestess who becomes an assistant to Izanami after her death. Namima and her older sister Kamikuu were born on a small island, known for its Oracle. Kamikuu goes into training to become the…

Review of A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane

A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane. ★★★ A Wizard Abroad is the fourth book in the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane, which starts with So You Want to Be a Wizard. It’s also my least favorite book in the reread so far. In A Wizard Abroad, Nita’s parents decided to send her to Ireland to go stay with her aunt…

Review of Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian

Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian. ★★★★ The premise of Cobweb Bride is simple: one day Death announces that until his cobweb bride is delivered to him, all death will cease. And cease it does – people continue to die in that their hearts will stop beating and their limbs will stiffen, but their souls and consciousnesses will…

Massive Amounts of Traditional Art

I work more in traditional media than I do in digital. However, I’m not very good about photographing of scanning  my pieces. They tend to build up into massive drifts of artwork. Yesterday, I went through and photographed all the piled up paintings and drawings. Also, the week before was spent in an intensive thirty…