Book Reviews, fiction 0 comments on Skinny – by Diana Spechler

Skinny – by Diana Spechler

Skinny, at first glance, looks like a “beach read”.  The cover shows two young women/teenagers wearing swimsuits.  Their arms are linked, and they are at the beach.

The story in this book, however, is not just a “fluffy summer read”.  It covers some very deep and serious concepts including body image, eating disorders, and how the guilt a person carries can influence her actions.

The book places the reader directly inside the head of the main character, Gray Lachmann. She is 26 years old, struggling to cope with her father’s death, and stuck in a pattern of compulsive eating.  She believes that she has killed her father, and is completely consumed by guilt.

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Flight Rising, Other Video Games 0 comments on Fight Rising: Glossy Finish Achievement – Success!

Fight Rising: Glossy Finish Achievement – Success!

My third attempt to earn the Glossy Finish Achievement in Flight Rising resulted in a success!  The trick seems to be to select two parent dragons that each have the Iridescent Primary Gene.

If you only have one dragon with that gene the odds are your dragons will not produce a baby with the Iridescent Primary Gene at all.  This blog has all the details on how I finally earned the Glossy Finish Achievement.  All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Diablo A to Z, Diablo III, Diablo Lore 2 comments on P is for the Prophet

P is for the Prophet

This blog is part of the series I am writing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. The goal is to write one blog for each letter of the alphabet and to post each blog on the right day. I have fallen behind, but am not going to quit. Those who are posting their blogs on Twitter are using #AtoZ.

All of the blogs I write for this challenge are about Diablo III (and the “universe” that surrounds it). So far, I’m pretty happy with the blogs I have written. It is nice to finally get all the Diablo related stuff that has been into my head out of it and into a blog post (or several blog posts).

P is for the Prophet. This blog most likely contains some “spoilers”. Read it at your own risk.
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Diablo A to Z, Diablo III 0 comments on O is for One More Level

O is for One More Level

A to Z Blogging Challenge. The idea is to post one blog that fits with each letter of the alphabet. I have officially fallen behind, but not that far yet. There are no letters assigned to Sundays, so I have the chance to catch up. Those who are posting their work on Twitter are using #AtoZ.

I have decided to make all of my blogs for this Challenge about the Diablo video game series (and the “universe” it exists in). The people who put together the Challenge have recommend that participants create very short blogs. I think this is to prevent burnout.

O is for One More Level. Here is a short, Diablo III related, haiku.

ONE MORE LEVEL

Just one more level

Regular or Paragon

I’ll sleep when I’m dead

Flight Rising, Other Video Games 0 comments on Flight Rising: Wind Sprite

Flight Rising: Wind Sprite

The Wind Sprite Familiar was the Mistral Jamboree Familiar for 2014. The holiday started the last week of March of 2014 and carried over into the first week of April of 2014. If you didn’t obtain a Wind Sprite Familiar then, you are most likely out of luck.

The best advice I can give you is to see if anyone is selling a Wind Sprite on the Auction House. All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Diablo A to Z, Diablo III, Diablo Lore 0 comments on N is for Nephalem

N is for Nephalem

This blog is part of the series I am writing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Those who participate in this challenge are going to write one blog that matches up to each letter of the alphabet. The topic can be anything at all, so long as it somehow fits with the letter of the day.

The more difficult part of the challenge is to keep up with the blogging as the month rolls on. If you fall a little bit behind, you could catch up on a Sunday. (No letters are assigned to Sundays). Those that are participating are using the #AtoZ when they post their work onto Twitter.

I have decided to make all my blogs about Diablo III (and its “universe”).  I’m enjoying what I am writing, but have now come to the conclusion that this set of topics is a bit too much for the project. I haven’t quit yet, though.

N is for Nephalem. I’ve mentioned the nephalem in many of the previous blogs in this series. This blog will explain how they ended up on Sanctuary. Please note, this blog may contain “spoilers” if you haven’t read The Sin War Trilogy by Richard A. Knaak, or if you have not finished Act V of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
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Diablo A to Z, Diablo III, Diablo Lore 0 comments on M is for Malthael

M is for Malthael

This blog is part of the series I am writing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. The goal is to write one blog that matches up to each letter of the alphabet. You are supposed to post every blog on the correct day, and to keep up as the month of April goes along. I am a few hours behind where I should be, but I am not giving up yet.

People who are participating in this challenge can choose whatever topics they want to write about. As long as they can find way to make their topic fit with the letter of the day, it’s all good. I have decided to write all of my blogs for this challenge about Diablo III (and the “universe” it exists in).

M is for Malthael, the “big bad” of the Reaper of Souls expansion. (Note, there are some “spoilers” here).
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Diablo A to Z, Diablo III, Diablo Lore 1 comment on L is for Leah

L is for Leah


This blog is part of the series I am writing for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. The goal is to create a blog that fits with each letter of the alphabet. You are supposed to post these blogs on specific days (that have been assigned the letter the blog matches with). I’m starting to fall behind due to my chronic illnesses making me sleep way too much.

The topic for the blogs written as part of the challenge can be about anything at all. If you feel a particular topic or subject fits well with a certain letter – go for it. I have decided to write all my blogs about the Diablo video games (and the “universe” it exists in). I’m starting to think this may have been too ambitious a goal for the time limit.

L is for Leah. Poor, doomed, Leah is one of the most tragic figures in the Diablo III video game. Her fate was decided before she was born. No matter how much effort she put into trying to create the life she wanted for herself, it was never going to work out. This post may be considered to contain “spoilers”. Read at your own risk.

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Kitchen Scramble, Other Video Games 0 comments on Kitchen Scramble: Dessert Oasis

Kitchen Scramble: Dessert Oasis

Dessert Oasis is the seventh town in the (soon to disappear) Kitchen Scramble game. Originally, my goal was to get all three stars in every level in every town. I also wanted to complete all the location goals.

Those plans cannot be completed because Playdom has decided to end Kitchen Scramble on April 20, 2014. I still have a few days to play, but have decided I am done. The game used to be fun but has become an exercise in frustration.

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