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Seniors Have Fandoms, Too: Throwing a Party for Grandpa

Letting kids plan a birthday for an older relative can be a great experience for all ages. Image: Lisa Tate…

Adventures in Bookwandering

Image: Sarah Pinault Every so often, a story comes along that draws you in completely, carrying you along for a…

Researching History Online With Historian and Historical Romance Author Jennifer Hallock

Researching history online is a passion for many people but for authors, it’s also essential to provide the authentic details…

The Happy Planner – Frankenplanning 101

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The Day I Had to Admit I Needed Professional Help for My Depression and Anxiety

Image credit: Anemone123. Image used and altered under Pixabay License. I have depression and anxiety. It’s been about a year…

Top 10 Fandoms in 10 Years

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How Fanfic Is (Slowly) Restoring My Faith in My Writing

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A Holiday Stroll Down Peppermint Lane

All the figures from the 2019 Peppermint Lane collection from Funko, including one interloper who was happy to no longer…

For a Last-Minute Candy Gift: Try Sugarwish

The box comes with an inspiring message. 🙂 Photo by Corrina Lawson If you have someone with a sweet tooth…

Rewatching a Childhood Favorite With My Kids: The ‘Home Alone’ Movies

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Meet Captain Deborah Lawrie: My Real-Life Captain Marvel

I have a new hero to add to my list. She’s a pilot. She’s a Captain. She has worked her…

Walking in a Frozen Wonderland

Six years after the mega-hit that was Frozen, we have again been sent back into the world of Arendelle, to…

The Best of Between the Bookends: Our Top Picks from 2019

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Tabletop Review: Unicorn Dice from Metallic Dice Games

Unicorn Dice from Metallic Dice Games. Photo by Elizabeth MacAndrew. Every Tabletop RPG Group has at least one hoarder of…

15+ Extended Canon Characters I’d Love to See in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

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Vellabox: A Sweet Smelling Subscription Box Service

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Fandom Stories: Metal Gear Solid

credit: Konami / Nintendo I consider myself a PlayStation fan girl, a Final Fantasy fanatic, and lover of JRPGs. These…

The Secret Social Media Experiment Part 2

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Cyber Monday Deals Guide

It’s that time of year again. Back to work, but you’re still clinging to the long weekend. Good thing it’s…

The Comic – ‘Geekasaurus’

I think letting Alice make the comic might be a new Thanksgiving tradition. It was fun being able to share…

Get ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Ready with Po-Zu’s Latest ‘Star Wars’ Shoes

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Family Games for the Holidays: ‘Listography’

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‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’: The Force Is Strong With This One

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The Saga Continues: ‘Resistance Reborn’ by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Kickstarter Alert: “Oom-Pah!”

There is a quote doing the digital rounds, where to learn a new skill requires 400 repetitions but if you…

Which Streaming Services Should You Subscribe To?

If you’re starting to feel completely confused about which streaming services you should pay for, you’re not alone. You cut…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Tremor’

There is something ultimately satisfying about mastering the elements and traversing across environmental disasters. Sure, it’s in the form of…

Why the CW’s ‘Nancy Drew’ Should Be On Your Watch List

Reading Time: 6 minutesImage via the CW. Nancy Drew is undeniably a classic. I must have been in the fifth…

NYCC 2019: Interviews with She-Ra’s Cast and Writer/Producer

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the 1980’s, She-Ra was one of my first experiences with superheroines. I was born in…

Halloween 2019: Repurpose Jeans and Shoes for a Funny Trick

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credit: Patricia Vollmer I saw this idea on someone’s front lawn in South Carolina. She…