Warning: Plot Complication! Warning: Plot Complication!

Well it was bound to happen eventually. I like the blogs I follow, go figure.  I enjoy reading others’ comments or responses to my comments.  That’s natural, right?  But I suppose I shouldn’t have gotten so comfortable doing it on my phone while sitting next to JD.

Yesterday I shared a post from the blog dearlilyjune which I follow and I was reviewing and clearing the likes when JD asked what I was doing.  Well I fibbed slightly, and said I was reading comments on a blog post.  I say “fibbed” mainly because I didn’t say it was my blog post, and if you want to get technical I guess it wasn’t a fib at all.  All I did was share it, I didn’t write it.  Way to justify a fib Janey!

Anyway, it isn’t the first time I’ve used that response when in actuality I’ve been reading comments on my own posts.  This time however, JD trumped my fib and said that since I liked reading other people’s blogs so much why didn’t I write one of my own?

Falling back on an old excuse, I claimed I just didn’t have the time to write a blog.  JD pointed out I could spare five or ten minutes on the train in the morning (WTF? Is he spying on me?) or after work before dinner.  Then, because I had a feeling this wasn’t going to be the last I heard of it, I admitted I had started a blog some time ago, but that it was now gathering cobwebs due to the aforementioned lack of time.  I remarked that perhaps I could dig up the log in information and check out where I’d left it and possibly fire it up again.

I’m not sure whether I will revisit my old stomping grounds but if I do I’ll have to sanitize the existing posts so there’s nothing offensive or too revealing of family.  Because you know if he realizes I’m blogging he’s going to take credit for it and want to read it.

It would be an interesting challenge to see whether I can keep two blogs afloat.

And if you don’t “get” today’s title, check this out – the applicable reference is about 2:11 into the video.  You’re welcome.

 

 

The Quest for the Holy Something or Other by Kylie Betzner – A Review

The Quest for the Holy Something or Other

In The Quest for the Holy Something or Other Kylie Betzner has created a warped version of Camelot, but in a good way.  Remember the infamous Round Table?  It’s been transformed into the Pineapple Table.  King Arthur seems a bit apathetic, Merlin hides his plotting behind a façade of craziness, and Sir Lancelot is a dick.  In fact many of the knights are less than knightly, including the King’s own brother, Sir Kay.

Sir Kay is the epitome of middle-aged ennui, caring about very little.  He’s known in the kingdom for regularly losing pages and not the kinds in books.  Most of the young boys serving him met with untimely but completely accidental deaths.  Sir Kay has really bad luck.

Enter Pig who, as a gong farmer, shovels excrement, and is widely reviled as a consequence.  She is made page to Sir Kay (no one realizes she’s a girl) as a joke.

Later, Merlin sends all the knights off on quests to get them out of the way so his scheming can proceed unhindered.

Follow Sir Kay and Pig as they embark on a journey unlike any other, where they meet the Lady in the Lake, are joined by a champion of sorts, and discover that attaining their goal is not the most important thing.

I enjoyed Kylie’s Camelot though I had difficulty at first getting into the story.  That was likely the fault of the reader who is easily distracted and often reads multiple titles at the same time.  Once I was hooked however, I was very happy the book was on my phone as I could read it anywhere!  Kylie’s characters feel very genuine and I can imagine sitting down to chat with Sir Kay over some ale.

If you’re looking for a fun and funny read check this out!

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