As I expected, last weekend was busy and exhausting but so much fun. We held our own mini convention with friends. It was very successful! I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. The turnout was great and it was a lot of fun to see people we haven’t seen in a long time. We started a little later than planned but after that everything went pretty smoothly. We played Dungeons and Dragons and Champions. The food was delivered on time. And I even received a surprise (very early) birthday cake and a great gift too. He gave me a Horde themed hooded sweatshirt. It actually came in handy because it got very cool after dark so I wore it right away. It went so well that we’re seriously talking about doing it again. We’ll at least make it a yearly event. We learned a lot from this first one so we’ll be able to make it even better next time.
I recently finished reading the book Untitled by Jackie Chanel. I’ve posted a review on Amazon.com as well. It’s definitely outside of my usual genre choices but it’s one that I was able to download for free at some point and the description sounded interesting. I wasn’t wrong about that. It was interesting. But it could do with a bit of polish. If you find my review helpful, please click Yes where it says “Was this review helpful to you?” I appreciate it!
I was so excited a couple of days ago to find a book from my Amazon wishlist as a Daily Deal. So now I’m reading World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden. I’m not very far into the book but I love it already. Fantasy is my favorite genre and I love World of Warcraft. I’m just one chapter in and have already learned bits of lore I didn’t know. I love seeing the characters I encounter frequently brought to life this way. I’m excited to read this one through.
I noticed another book on sale that I’ve been wanting. It’s Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids by Melanie Notkin. It’s a book for women who aren’t moms but are aunts or otherwise involved in the lives of children. She has a website too which is savvyauntie.com. I haven’t spent a lot of time and the site and I haven’t started the book yet but I’m excited to. I regret that I haven’t been a big part of the lives of my nephews so far. With my niece in the mix now I want to make sure the boys never feel left out. I love that someone has put something out there to help out those of us who want to be part of the lives of children although they aren’t our own. I’m looking forward to diving into this book too. It’s on sale for just $3.99 on Kindle as of the writing of this blog. Please be sure to check the price before you click buy because I don’t know when that price might change.
I’m still a huge fan of World of Warcraft but I’ve been sampling other games this year as well. The influx of free-to-play titles makes it easy to try things out. I just haven’t found one that has really grabbed me to make me really want to come back to it frequently the way WoW does. But there are two upcoming titles that I’m looking forward to try. The first is Wildstar which is being presented as a sandbox MMORPG. It looks amazing with it’s animation style and quirky races. It looks very promising. The second one I was just reading about today. It’s Everquest Next. I never played Everquest or Everquest 2 but this new game is very intriguing. What’s drawing me to it is the unusual direction they are taking it. Almost everything in the world is destructible. Each server will be a unique world based on the actions of the players that are in it. If you’re an MMORPG fan I definitely recommend taking a look at the site and checking it out. I signed up for the beta and I hope to get a chance to preview this before it launches. If they can pull it off, it could be a really unique experience.
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