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Nerdy Life of Mine

Just mild-mannered blogger & podcaster! Fighting a never-ending battle for fandoms & sharing all my misadventures in life.

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May 2016

Coming Soon!! Star Wars Book Challenge

Star-Wars-Book Challenge Coming SoonSo with the Star Trek Book Challenge almost to a end. I was looking around for another challenge and what would be more fitting than Star Wars!! I always enjoyed Trek (the TV shows & movie more so, than the books). But I’ve been a bigger Fanboy to the Wars and the novels. After reading Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2) it gave me the idea to do this challenge. So I figured I will read one Star Wars novel a month and post them on the 15th till the release of Star Wars VIII. Think of it as a fun way to count down to the the movie! Now I have some other smaller Star Wars novels that I’ll double up on and add a “.5” to them, much like I did with the Star Trek Challenge. So I’m thinking June 15, 2016 will be the start date for this new challenge and end on December 15, 2017. I believe that will be about 19 (unless I find some other smaller novels to squeeze in there) books in all. At any rate I’m rather looking forward to this and I hope you all enjoy it as much as well.

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Sick…

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I haven’t been this sick in awhile. Hot ♨ and cold ❄ flashes, fever. Not to mention that my throat is killing me, along with a headache. I have things I need to do today, but I can’t. Missed out on work, which I don’t like doing. It’s be one thing if it was an office job, but I’m a cook. Being sick and making people’s food was never a pleasant notion for me. At any rate I think I’ll try and eat something and very more sleep. And yes that is me currently while writing this.. I think it’s the hair that pulls it all together.

Star Trek Book Challenge 61: Sanctuary (Star Trek: The Original Series #61)

Trek BookWe have Sanctuary (Star Trek: The Original Series #61) by John Vornholt and this book is what I call comfort food. It’s a classic tale of Kirk, Spock, and Bones getting into trouble. Plus you have pirates! The crew find themselves chasing after a pirate named Auk Rex, which leads them to a planet named Sanctuary. Only problem is once you are on the planet you can not leave.

217582The planet Sanctuary is a fabled world in unexplored space thought to be the last refuge of the persecuted, home to both the justly and unjustly accused. Though its name has been translated into every language in the galaxy, Starfleet has never known its exact location. The crew of the “U.S.S. Enterprise” TM is assigned to capture a dangerous criminal named Auk Rex, and their pursuit takes them to an unexplored sector of space. Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy continue the pursuit in a shuttlecraft, following Auk Rex to the surface of the planet, Sanctuary. Kirk and his crew are locked in a life and death struggle on the mysterious planet, which harbors deadly secrets and never releases its visitors.

The novel is well written, lots of action that is well timed. The author knew the history of the show and characters rather well, so nothing was to out of character for the most part. Plus this book is filled with witty banter and sassiness that occurs between Kirk, McCoy and Spock. That there is why I enjoy the original series so much, also why this book is in my top 5 favorites so far. If you find yourself with a copy, read it!

Happy Harry Potter Weekend!

So with it being Harry Potter Weekend, we are having a Potter movie marathon. Then Jackson and I made little broomsticks with Reese and pretzel sticks.

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After that I made chocolate frogs.

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After a great dinner that Carly put together, I made batch of butterbeer and it came out really good!
1 liter of cream soda
3 tbsp of butter
3 tbsp of brown sugar
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
5 werther’s originals
Bring the cream soda to a boil. While that is going on cook down the butter and sugar brown sugar, till the sugar is dissolved. Then make sure the soda is at a boil pour the butter/sugar mix and the 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Then drop in the 5 werther’s originals and stir until melted. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Happy Harry Potter Weekend to all!

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It’s Coming Soon!

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A new reading 📖 challenge is coming…

Star Trek Book Challenge 60.5: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Star Trek: The Original Series)

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912685On the planet Nimbus III, a harsh world deep in the neutral zone, the three major powers– Federation, Klingon, and Romulan– attempt a revolutionary cooperative program, jointly developing the planet as an experiment in peace. But that makes Nimbus III an irresistible target for terrorists, who seize control of the planet, and the Enterprise is sent on a daring mission of rescue. And soon Kirk and his crew find themselves on a much more dangerous and disturbing journey, to the center of the galaxy and the forbidden secrets it holds.

As far as novelizations go for movies. This one isn’t half bad! I normally don’t hold my breath when it comes to these things. Plus with the rate that these Trek novels are going, I’m always a little shocked when it’s good haha. So we have Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Star Trek: The Original Series) based off the movie under the same name. I always thought that this movie was rather weird and rather funny at times. Most people see it as the worst received Star Trek movie, personally I don’t think it’s that bad. Sure it has it’s faults and a few loop holes here and there. But over all I enjoyed the movie in a odd way.

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As for the book, it does a great job at making the story from the movie more realized and deep. So much additional content, it enhances the characters and motivations that the movie only hinted at sadly. For any hard core Trekkie, you should give it a read. It really fills in the blanks that were left out from the movie. I was rather surprised by this novel.

Star Trek Book Challenge 60: Gulliver’s Fugitives (Star Trek: The Next Generation #11)

Trek BookMeh.. Gulliver’s Fugitives (Star Trek: The Next Generation #11) by Keith Sharee is an interesting read to say the least.

217869While searching for the U.S.S. Huxley, missing for more than 10 years, the EnterpriseTM stumbles across a forgotten colony of humans on a planet called Rampart, where fiction and works of the imagination of any kind are considered a heinous crime. A survey team beams aboard the ship to search for “contraband,” and the crew are drawn immediately into a vicious civil war between Rampart’s mind police and a band of determined rebels.

Confusing, entertaining, interesting, leaving you in bewilderment. But you find yourself enjoying the crazy ride of, “what did I just read…?”. You Have Data with his poetry, a mind controlling character that likes to attack people. Troi on a collision course of an adventure. The whole thing was just odd. The writing was well done and story line was there, just not to sure where it was going at times haha. Over all the novel was entertaining and if you by the time line, this book happens in the second season.

This Guy Is My Spirit Animal

This guy didn’t care that there was a 20 person brawl happening in front of him. He was content with sitting on the floor and eating his delicious slice of pizza.

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