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Geeking Out Part 3….

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It is time to get my Geek on again. These are the delicious pieces of geekery which have been stealing my heart away lately. Hopefully, something will tickle your geek bone.

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Alright take the four horseman of the apocalypse. Throw in a dead rock star who has a striking resemblance to a rock star who ended his own life and cast him as Death. Now add an anorexic 17 year old girl who has been picked to be the new Famine. Aim it at the teen market and bam you have a compelling fantasy about a young girl and her struggles with an eating disorder which is tearing apart her life. Can’t wait to read the next one.

200px-Mental_floss_5.2.jpgMental Floss

I recently subscribed to this magazine and loved it. It is full of weird and esoteric nonfiction. Every issue has several things which make me go, “really I never knew that.” This magazine goes from covering Albert Einstein to Edgar Allen Poe. Their tag line is “where knowledge junkies get their fix.” This describes them well. I loved the new issues so much I actually went back and ordered every back issue they had in stock. I am slowly working my way through them.

mzi.ozosxnkc.170x170-75.jpgSpecial Party Time for Everybody by Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles

I have bought every album by this indie alternative rock band and this one may be my favorite. The album is just packed with wonderful sounds. You will get an earful of cello, piano, harmonica, drums, and more. All accompanied by Lucy Michelle’s brilliant voice. They describe themselves as a gypsy, flamenco, pop, polka band. Really can you go wrong with that? Listen to “Here and Hell” to get a good feel for what they are all about.

as_day_follows_night_sarah_blasko_album.jpgAs Day Follows Night by Sarah Blasko

This is just a beautiful album by Australian singer Sarah Blasko. It is a very soft, smooth jazz sound. Something you could listen to and let the stress leak right out of your body. I am hoping her two previous albums sound this good because I will definitely buy them. Try “Down on Love” or “Bird On A Wire” to get a good feel for her sound.

Fable-III-soundtrack.jpgFable III

I started playing Fable this week after beating Fallout. It is a good change up. A role playing game with no experience points, complicated inventory system, or a billion different ways to level up your character. Just a straight forward game with a lot of quests and humor. Still has some of the hang ups of the two previous games, but I am enjoying it so far.

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