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Tough Traveling: Fathers

Today is Thursday, so it’s Tough Traveling at Fantasy Review Barn, exploring favourite fantastical tropes. This week is: FATHERS

Comes in two types in fantasyland.  Either a semi-mystical figure proving impossible to live up to or the overbearing type who doesn’t understand why his daughter doesn’t accept the traditional princess role.  He may be tough to get along with but usually does think he has his kids interests in mind.

I did something a little different this week, and focused on television… I love books, but it is fun to expand sometimes. So without further ado, a few of my favourite TV Dads! Continue reading Tough Traveling: Fathers

What I’m Doing Wednesday (June 17)


This week’s reading is Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett and Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach.


I got completely caught up on Game of Thrones this week in time to see the finale live.  My overall thoughts are that this was a weaker season – everything interesting seems to have been saved for the last three episodes of the season, which made the rest of it pretty slow. I am also deeply disappointed with how the Dorne plotline – possibly my favourite in the entire series in the books – was handled. That said, this season was saved for me by the fact I loved Arya and the House of Black and White, Tyrion the always amazing, and – most of all – the battle of Hardhome in episode 7, which was SO AWESOME.  I was basically ecstatically happy the whole time.  I guess I love watching ice zombies ruthlessly slaughter people?


achievement unlockedWhooooo.


What I’m Doing Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Whoa! Is it Wednesday already? I have to confess that with the nice weather finally having arrived in Canada (unless you’re in Alberta, where it snowed today…. sorry guys) I have been craving outside time, and consequently done a lot less blog-related leisure activities.

I’ve been reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Recently finished and with reviews to come soon (hopefully) are Cold Magic by Kate Elliott and Feed by Mira Grant.

I did catch up on the first episode of Game of Thrones. A bit slow, right? And where was my promised Dorne?! But on the other hand I would 100% watch a show that was just Varys and Tyrion interacting with each other. They are both fantastic.

More outside time also includes quality time with my favourite fitness app, Zombies, Run! and the love of my life Sam Yao. I would describe it as a game/radio drama where you run from the zombies in real life. I am hoping that this is the year where my running schedule finally catches up with the episodes being released… I would only have to go for 49 runs before season 4 is released on May 14!  …That’s totally reasonable, right?