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Pancake Sex Book Club: “Sorcerer to the Crown” by Zen Cho

April 7, 2016 |

Pancake Sex Book Club talks Zen Cho’s delightful “Sorcerer to the Crown,” which was my pick. Mostly, we just gush about how great Prunella is—because she’s seriously fantastic.

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10 Second Reviews: Nebula Awards Edition

March 29, 2016 |

In my English major days, I read a lot of short stories. I have multiple editions of the “Norton Anthology of Short Fiction” sitting on my bookshelf. After I switched majors, however, I fell away from reading shorter fiction. But … Read More

Ten Second Reviews: Space Edition

March 25, 2016 |

My favorite space stories, in no particular order.

“The Jaunt” by Stephen King: A short story about the history of teleportation. This story has haunted my nightmares for the last 20 years.

“Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi: My favorite … Read More

PAX South 2016: The Experience and the Games

March 18, 2016 |


PAX South 2016 had fewer exhibitors than I’ve seen at other PAX conventions. Having fewer games to check out gave me time to explore the ones that really interested me without feeling pressure to fit everything in.  There weren’t … Read More

Ten Second Reviews: Too Much Travel Edition

February 26, 2016 |

I did a lot of flying last month. Here are some tasty tidbits that helped me pass the time.

Snap Judgment: Run, do not walk, and listen to this piece on Girl Scout Cookies. I laughed out loud on a … Read More

Review: Girl of Myth and Legend

February 24, 2016 |

[I received a free copy of “Girl of Myth and Legend” by Giselle Simlett in exchange for my honest review.]

Trigger warning: This book includes descriptions of suicide and its effects.


The concept of “Girl of Myth and Legend” … Read More

Deadpool: Not Your Average Marvel Movie

February 15, 2016 |

What can I say about this movie? Normally I would pan it for being Ryan Reynolds, playing Ryan Reynolds in a Ryan Reynolds movie and, really, this is what it was. However, all I got was Deadpool so that is … Read More

Second Impressions: iZombie

December 26, 2015 |

I don’t enjoy crime dramas. I especially dislike crime dramas with a twist. (Like the detective is a psychic or enlists the help of a psychic). In “iZombie”, a detective enlists the help of the girl who works in the … Read More

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015 |

Let me begin by saying this is far from an unbiased review. My love of “Star Wars” is well documented; in fact, my first article for Can’t Talk Media as a staff writer was about “Star Wars,” and it is … Read More

Books Make the Best Gifts

December 16, 2015 |

I have always been a giant book nerd.

I have vivid memories of spending the summer between my junior and senior years of high school curled up on my bed reading “War and Peace” for fun. (Shut up, Russian lit … Read More