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Housebound Weekend In The Stacks

My various social media feeds are blowing up with news from all fronts; the outpouring of promotional clips and announcements from Comic-Con International, and closer to home, a bunch of hilarious party photos and such from Donna Barr and Roberta Gregory and others at the Clallam Bay Comic-Con out on the Olympic Peninsula.

Well, we’re not at San Diego this weekend, or even at Clallam Bay. Or at any of the half-dozen other local events we were thinking of dropping in on this weekend. Between the unscheduled Portland trip a couple of weeks ago and then the car suddenly sputtering out on us again, our recreational outings have been severely curtailed for the time being.

So I might as well get caught up with some quick capsule reviews of the books and comics that have been piling up here at home. Join me, won’t you? Continue Reading »

The Week’s Commute… In The Stacks

By the time you read this, we’ll be on the road again. With Julie now established in her new job and our work schedules actually aligned for the first time in about five years, the holiday weekend– all three glorious days of it!– is ours to enjoy as we wish. As it happens, since I have a printshop delivery that comes with a free hotel stay at the Tokeland, we are taking advantage of our three-day weekend to go to the coast.

But that tale will have to wait. This week I have something else. Continue Reading »

Super Bowl Weekend In the Stacks

There is a large sporting event taking place tomorrow that has my hometown of Seattle in a frenzy not unlike the one in the old Star Trek episode “Return of the Archons.” You know, where the clock strikes six and everyone runs riot in the streets screaming “FESTIVAL! FESTIVAL! AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” Continue Reading »

Weekend with the Review Pile, Redux

Just trying to clean up the rest of the stuff from my to-review pile. Post-atomic horror, apes, steampunk cowboy vampires, and a few cats and dogs. No, really.

But first, the answer to a question I’ve had more than once. Continue Reading »

Fourth of July Weekend with the Review Pile

I’m happy to be a U.S. citizen and everything that goes with it. I’m as patriotic as anyone, really. But nevertheless, I have to own up… I loathe the Fourth of July. Always have. Continue Reading »

Friday by Gaslight

So this week I got to see the fulfillment of a (nearly) lifelong ambition. Continue Reading »

Easter Sunday in the Stacks


Still shaking off our convention colds and dealing with other issues, so it’s capsule reviews this week. These are some books of note that have crossed my path in the last month or so. Some comics, some merely comics-adjacent…. and one that I’m certain found its way to me by mistake but that I liked enough to recommend here. Continue Reading »

Sunday’s Sickbed Reviews

We are still recovering from Emerald City Con here– that show clobbered us. Continue Reading »

Back in the Stacks on Saturday

Wrapping up the capsule reviews from last week. Some superhero books, some fantasy, some western, and some oddball humor, even. Continue Reading »

Another Weekend in the Stacks

My town is going nuts this weekend. Apparently there’s some sort of impending sporting event that has sent Seattle residents into a spiral of crazy. Seriously, it’s a lot like that old episode of Star Trek where the clock strikes six and everyone runs screaming into the streets, “FESTIVAL! FESTIVAL! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” Continue Reading »

December Cross-Hatchings… In the Stacks

We have this annual holiday ritual in our household. Continue Reading »

Weekend with the Review Pile (Videogames Edition)

Somehow, I wound up with a big stack of books and comics based on videogames here next to my desk and today I’m going to try and get through as many of them as I can. So it’s capsule review time again. Continue Reading »

Saturday In The Stacks, DC Edition

I am rude about a lot of the new books DC’s been putting out lately. I’ll own it. But it doesn’t mean I don’t want to like them. I bought two new trade collections from DC this week, in fact, and one of them I liked a lot. The other one struck me as one-stop shopping for everything I really don’t care for about the New 52. Continue Reading »


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