My Grandmother, Bella Silva, passed away earlier this week at the age of 92, and I was fortunate enough to be able to get the time off to travel home to celebrate her life with family. I'm flying back to Vietnam tomorrow.
This was a whirlwind trip, but I did get a chance to connect with some friends in addition to attending the services and spending time with family. It's nice to come home, even if in circumstances that are not so happy.
With the sudden change in my schedule for the week, I haven't had much chance to do my reviews, although I did finish a book on the flight.
Here are my reviews since last check-in:
Last Night A Superhero Saved My Life: Edited by Liese Mignogn, this collection of essays brings together writers from the worlds of comics and prose fiction to discuss the influence and mythology of superheroes on their lives.
On Comic A Day
The Chronicles of the Tal Nor Volume 1: A fantasy comic that I backed on Kickstarter.
Also This Week
I'm behind on Nanowrimo, but still hanging in there with 23,706 words right now. My novel now has summary and excerpt posted. Check it out here.
I'm supporting two causes this week. First is Playa Animal Rescue of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, which my Dad is involved in, and which is accepting donations in my Grandmother's memory.
The address for donations is
Playa Animal Rescue
20 Copperfield Ave.
North Easton MA 02356
I'm also helping out with a toy drive my cousin is organizing for
Here are the details from my cousin:
Please think about donating a toy (or gift card) to the kids that are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore this holiday season. We are consistently the largest Christmas donation to this location (the ONLY RMcD house in Maryland!) and the staff looks forward to it every year.
This year you can send your gifts UNWRAPPED as my elves are all old enough to help me. :) Please send these gifts **by Dec 10th**. If you are sending a wrapped gift, you have until December 16th. Have it labeled "boy" or "girl" and age. Please forward this to anyone looking to help make sick kids and their families smile during Christmas!
drop off/mail to:
10301 Armory Ave Kensington MD 20895
Locals-there will also be a toy box at
6810 Montrose Rd, Rockville
Wheaton Ice Rink
11717 Orebaugh Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902
Flying back to Vietnam tomorrow. Tentative plans for Cambodia and/or Thailand on winter break. Plans for next school year are also beginning to come together.