January 28, 2014

"Words of Radiance" Excerpt Galore


Can't wait to read Brandon Sanderson's next Stormlight book? Well, here's a big tease....
The book will be out in various formats, such as ebook, in March. 

January 23, 2014

Un-sung Fantasy Books


As you may know by reading this blog, I am a fantasy books. However, I'm
not all that familiar with the genre. I know of the big names by fame
mostly, or if a book (series) got adapted as a film. This post will
focus on some un-sung (to me, anyways) fantasy books which may be worth
your time. Please note, I haven't mentioned these before on this blog.

January 20, 2014

feBREWary


Beau's, one of my favorite breweries in addition to Mill St, is celebrating something called 'feBREWary'. 

For the month of Feb, the brewery will be releasing one beer every week. Here are the highlights:

Week One: St. Luke's Verse (Gruit Ale)

Week Two: Ellsmere’s Regret (Chocolate-Marshmallow-Hemp Stout)



Week Three: Mission Accomplished (American IPA) and Barrel Aged Greener Futures Release


Week Four: Collabrrrewnaut (Espresso Pilsner) 
and Beaver River (I.P.Eh.)


Week Five: Wag the Wolf (Hopfenweiss)

see here for details: http://www.beaus.ca/febrewary

You can find me each Thursday at the Hintonburg Public House. 

New Editions of the Wheel of Time - *Update* (Book 11)


Those who have been following my post about the 'nice' new trade paperbacks of Wheel of Time, I have an update on the info of book 11.

January 13, 2014

TV Shows Are Ending!


A lot of TV shows are either finishing their run, or will begin to end.

Breaking Bad finished up. I'm on season four, so shhh.... Mad Men will receive a final season(s) much like Breaking Bad.

Boardwalk Empire has been renewed for a 5th and final season (I'm not sure if that counts as 'cancelation'. I'm guessing no, as it has been renewed. To me canceled is if word is being waited on, and the network decides 'no'.) I have yet to see season four, however.

Also on HBO, The Newsroom will get a third and final season. I haven't seen an episode yet, but it's a show that interests me. 

And let's not forget that Dexter ended...even some of us rather would. 

I guess TV shows coming and going is a sign of age, and the passage of time. 

Aside from Breaking Bad, I'm currently watching Hell on Wheels and Homeland on Netflix. I also need to see season 2 of Downton Abbey, season 4 of Boardwalk Empire, and season 4 of Walking Dead.   

What do you watch and suggest that's new?? And what would you consider some network's 'flagship' shows? With Breaking Bad and Mad Men to be off AMC's list, the go-to series on that network for me would be Hell on Wheels, for instance. 

January 1, 2014