Stories I Loved – Jan 2017

I haven’t done one of these in a while – it’s long…

I haven’t done one of these in a while – it’s long overdue! I’ve been reading a lot of graphic novels recently, trying to get a head start on my overly optimistic 2017 Goodreads reading goal, which is 150 books this year. Despite this, I’m already seven books behind, haha. So clearly the graphic novels aren’t really helping me very much.

"how long has your hat been a live raccoon?"
Please read Lumberjanes.

Anyway, I have fallen instantly in love with Lumberjanes. It’s like if Night Vale had a summer camp. And it has a diverse cast of characters, including an adorable f/f couple, (possibly?) a trans girl (two? trans girls? I’m not done with the series so I’m┬ánot 100% on this yet), casual mention of a girl with two dads, and several POC. It’s also just hilarious fun, with dinosaurs who steal glasses, possessed boy scouts, shapeshifters, etc. There’s body diversity, a cute femme girl who is physically the strongest… It is just 1000000 good things in one adorable package, and you need to read it. Now.

Stories I Loved – November 2015

Since I already posted about two awesome books I read this month…

Since I already posted about two awesome books I read this month that you should be reading – Firebird and Other Stories and The Ghost Dragon’s Daughter – this month’s Stories are mostly non-books.

I have four for you this month… and hope you like them as much as I did!

Video Game – Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (Steam)

brokenswodI grew up playing King’s Quest and other such point-and-click adventure games. Back in the 90s, my family would spin the couch around to face my Dad’s computer and me and my brother would take turns sitting in my Dad’s lap and getting to “drive” the game, or we’d sit on the couch shouting out the answers to puzzles and munching popcorn while my mom worked on various craft projects.

Broken Sword is a game from that era, and I’m amazed I’d never played it before. Steam has the Director’s Cut – an up-to-date version with better graphics that’s compatible with modern computers.

brokensword2It’s a murder mystery that starts in Paris with an international assassin who dresses up like clowns and mimes to kill his victims, and winds through Ireland, Syria, and Spain as you find historical clues and run from a conspiracy.