Raising my Frequency

So I’ve been listening to an awesome book – You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. I love this author and everything she has to say.

I’ve checked out the book from the library and have been listening to it as much as I can while in the car – commuting, running errands, etc… I’ve also ordered the print book from the library to start doing more of the exercises at home to raise my frequency with universal knowledge.

One of the things that resonates with me about this book is that the author has lived most of her life without having enough dough, dinero, moolah, currency to live her most badass version of her life. She became rich by changing her attitude and beliefs about money. (She also did a lot of scary uncomfortable things along the way to get her out of her comfort zone.)

I am a firm believer in beliefs and everything I’ve been hearing in this book resonates with me. So part of my journey is getting outside of my comfort zone in various ways, including posting more frequently to this poor neglected blog. I’m also doing this for the first time on a tablet- so that’s a bit uncomfortable as well… Here it goes….

Procrastination 2013

Happy Belated New Year!

I started writing this a couple of weeks ago to post in mid-January – and it had been a while since I had finished the books then….  Some parts of my life just feel as though I am wading through quickly drying mud.  A couple of weeks ago, I was going to title this posting as un-commonalities.  I like procrastination better because it’s actually a word.

What do Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow, Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff, Fair Game by Patricia Briggs, and Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch have in common? Not much – as far as I can tell. Continue reading

River Marked

By Patricia Briggs; narrated by Lorelei King

Place: Publisher & Year: New York: Penguin Audio, 2011

Genres: Fantasy, contemporary fantasy, paranormal, mystery, paranormal mystery, mythic fiction

Series: Mercy Thompson; 6

Format: Audiobook – MP3

ISBN: 9781101436547

Audience: Adult

Length: 8 hours, 54 minutes

Setting: Columbia River Gorge – OR & WA,  Tri-cities (Richland, Kennewick, & Pasco), WA

Time period: Contemporary

Plot summary: Mercy and Adam finally get to spend some alone time together for their honeymoon.  No vampires, no other werewolves – it’s just the two of them camping along the Columbia River.  However, Mercy’s connection to coyotes and Coyote, means that chaos will find her.  This time chaos takes the form of a monster that lives in the river. Continue reading

Hunting Ground

By Patricia Briggs; narrated by Holter Graham

Place: Publisher & Year: [New York]: Penguin Audio, 2009

Genres: Fantasy, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal, romance, paranormal romance, vampire

Format: Digital download – audio

Series: Alpha and Omega series; 2

ISBN: 9781440644634

Audience: Adult

Length: 8 hours, 25 minutes, 43 seconds

Setting: Seattle, WA (opening scene takes place in Aspen Creek, MT)

Time period: Contemporary

Plot summary: When Bran, the Marrock, plans to attend a werewolf delegation in Seattle, Charles just knows that it would be a disaster for his father to be there.  Bran allows Charles and Anna to go in his place.  The delegation will allow the European werewolves to have a chance to voice their concerns prior to the Marrock’s announcement to the public about the existence of werewolves.  Charles and Anna will have their hands full during the delegation of Alpha wolves, especially after someone threatens Anna. Continue reading

Cry Wolf

By Patricia Briggs; narrated by Holter Graham

Place: Publisher & Year: [New York, N.Y.]: Penguin Group (USA), Inc., 2008

Genres: Fantasy, contemporary fantasy, paranormal, romance, paranormal romance

Format: Digital download – audio

Series: Alpha and Omega series; 1

ISBN: 9781429526609

Audience: Adult

Length: 10 hours, 6 minutes

Setting: Cabinet Mountains Wilderness & Aspen Creek, MT (opening scene takes place in the Chicago area)

Time period: Contemporary

Plot summary: Anna spent her first three years as a werewolf being brutalized and abused by the other wolves in her Chicago pack.  She is finally freed from her tormentors when her pack leader is killed by The Marrock’s enforcer, Charles.  Charles recognizes Anna as a rare Omega wolf – someone who can bring peace and healing to others wolves even while she is wounded.  Charles’s wolf also recognizes Anna’s wolf – as his mate.  Will Anna’s wolf recognize his? Continue reading

Drums of Autumn

By Diana Gabaldon; narrated by Davina Porter

Place: Publisher & Year: Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, p1999

Genres: Historical fantasy, fantasy, historical fiction, romance, time travel fantasy

Format: Audiobook

Series: Outlander; 4

ISBN: 9781419359743

Intended audience: Adult

Recorded time: 39 sound discs (45 hr., 45 min.)

Settings: North Carolina – Wilmington & Cape Fear River, Tuscarora & Mohawk Nations, Scotland, the Atlantic Ocean

Time periods: 1767-1770 & 1968-1970

Plot summary: As Claire and Jamie seek relatives and a home in the US colonies (specifically in North Carolina), Brianna and Roger discover startling news about the two.  With the knowledge of her parents’ future deaths, Brianna decides to travel to the past to warn them.  When Roger discovers what Brianna has done, he feels compelled to follow her. Continue reading

Island of the Blue Dolphins

By Scott O’Dell; narrated by Tantoo Cardinal

Place: Publisher & Year: Santa Ana, CA : Listening Library, c1960, p2003

Genre: Historical fiction

Format: Audio book

ISBN: 9780307243164

Intended audience: Children – tweens

Number of discs: 4 (about 5 hrs.)

Setting: Ghalas-at (San Nicolas Island, Channel Islands, CA)

Time period: Not stated, but likely early 1800’s

Plot summary: When strangers come to the island to hunt for sea otters, they cause disturbances which will radically alter Karana’s life.  Karana will need to become incredibly self reliant in order to survive. Continue reading