Archive for the books Category

03.29.2010

Will the iPad Change the World? Yes and No

The upcoming release of the Apple iPad on April 3 has generated a lot of debate amongst geeks and non-geeks.  I’ve found myself in conversations with both groups recently where the same questions have come up.  “Who is the target market?”  “Why would I want one?”  “Why is it such a big deal?”  Well, I’ll […]

02.8.2010

REVIEW: Sentinels The Shiva Advent

Van Allen Plexico’s latest novel, Sentinels: The Shiva Advent, is an engaging and fun read. At first I was unsure whether I’d enjoy the book as I’m not usually a fan of superhero prose. Compounding my concern was the fact that this is the fifth book in the Sentinels series and I haven’t read any […]

12.22.2009

Doctor Who Audio Book Recommendation

I just finished listening to an excellent Doctor Who audio book entitled, The Forever Trap.  I’m typically more of a full-cast audio drama fan, but this particular audio book really impressed me.  The story was written by Dan Abnett (yes, that Dan Abnett of Marvel Comics Nova, Annihilation, War of Kings, etc), read by Catherine […]

11.13.2009

The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

I recently picked up a very good book called The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman.  In five days I’ve read 240 pages, and I’m about 15 pages from finishing the book.  While I love reading, I’m rarely able to fly through a book this quickly unless I’m on vacation (which I’m not).  It’s a […]

10.28.2009

Shag’s Comicatorium (a.k.a. Shag’s Sanctum Sanctorum) Update

Because nobody demanded it! Here are some updated pictures of my Comicatorium (a.k.a. Shag’s Sanctum Sanctorum).  Did some rearranging recently and I’m pretty pleased with the results so I figured I’d show it off here.  My thanks to the Irrepressible Gena for her assistance and inspiration. Biggest change below is the new flat-screen monitor for […]

09.17.2009

Best of DragonCon 2009 Costumes!

I’m closing out my DragonCon 2009 coverage with my favorite costume photos. Some have been shown here previously, but they bear repeating. To see all of my DragonCon photos, be sure to visit my Flickr page. If you have a favorite costume that I left out, be sure to mention it in the comments. A […]

09.16.2009

DragonCon 2009 Days 3 & 4 – Jean-Luc, Shopping, Games, and Dinner for 21

Coverage of Dragon*Con 2009 continues here!  I’ve already recapped Friday and Saturday, so today will cover Sunday and Monday.  If you’d like to see over 600 pictures I took at the event, you can view them on Flickr and THE UNIQUE GEEK photo gallery. SUNDAY After going to sleep around 5am the night before, we […]

09.15.2009

DragonCon 2009 Recap Day Two – Celebrities, Parade, Costumes, and All-Night Film Fest

Coverage of Dragon*Con 2009 continues here!  To read about Friday, click here.  If you’d like to see over 600 pictures I took at the event, you can view them on Flickr and THE UNIQUE GEEK photo gallery. Saturday After the WAR OF THE SNORE the night before, Choco Taco and I decided to grab some […]

09.3.2009

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes

There is a book coming out in October that I’m anxious for … Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip by Nevin Martell. If you’ve been reading ONCE UPON A GEEK for a while, then you probably know I’m a big fan of Calvin & Hobbes.  […]

08.18.2009

‘Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi’ new novel out today

I’m totally excited for the new Star Wars nine-book series, Fate of the Jedi.  The third book comes out today, Abyss.  I’ve really been enjoying the Legacy of the Force series (still have a couple to go on those) and look forward to these next adventures. Here is a description of Fate of the Jedi […]

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