Nicole J. Sainsbury

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Nicole J. Sainsbury

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I'm a lifelong resident of New Mexico, the often misunderstood area between Arizona and Texas. It's the Land of Enchantment...but sometimes it seems as if someone put a cloaking spell on it. Half my family is from Canada. I'm just another struggling writer with a day job, and right now I'm reading more of other people's stories than working on my own.
I've always enjoyed escaping reality and consider myself a mid-level science-fiction/fantasy geek--the kind of person who owns a custom-made Jedi robe but can't bring myself to wear it to Bubonicon in August because a t-shirt is more comfortable. My favorite things include: the Avengers, Firefly, OT and PT Star Wars, 21st century on-screen versions of Sherlock Holmes, Jeopardy!, wizards/witche
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Average rating: 4.56 · 9 ratings · 12 reviews · 5 distinct works
Spellbound: A Short Story

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Aislinn's Raven: A Short Story

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Winter Flood

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The Martin Beck Stories by Maj Sjöwall
"I enjoyed these. Each one is about an hour. I do wonder why the majority of the villains have Irish, Welsh or Scottish accents though. But the mysteries themselves are compelling and I love the use of the narrators. There is much sly humor.

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"I prefer the books to these audio plays. I found something off about the characterizations. I did like the interviews at the end."
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Rainbow in the Dark by Ronnie James Dio
"I was given an advance copy of this audiobook from the publisher through NetGalley.

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I'd read only half of the sequence this collection is part of, due to my random library habits and picking up some Avengers titles, so I decided to pick up the 3 collections I was missing via used book dealers.
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William Shakespeare
“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

William Goldman
“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
William Goldman, William Goldman: Four Screenplays with Essays

J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

William Shakespeare
“True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air,
And more inconstant than the wind, who woos
Even now the frozen bosom of the north,
And, being anger'd, puffs away from thence,
Turning his side to the dew-dropping south.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare
“Discretion is the better part of valor.”
William Shakespeare

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message 13: by Terence

Terence Thanks for the friend request and the compliment. Hopefully we get to interact often.


Brigid ✩ Thanks Nicole! Hope you read a lot of good books this year!


message 11: by Nicole

Nicole Thanks for the link! I <3 Scott! I look forward to reading it later when I have more time.


message 10: by Armina

Armina Callista wrote: "Hi, Armina! Thanks for friending me. Yeah--we have been following each other awhile...I think it all started with Gavin being a mutual friend and S. Lynch fan.
Don't even worry about the time it to..."


Heh, we can blame it on Gavin being a mutual friend and S. Lynch fan! Yep! :)

Speaking of S. Lynch, take a look at this interview of his which I read yesterday. He speaks about his depression and a lot of other interesting stuff:
http://relentlessreading.com/2015/03/...


Nicole Hi, Armina! Thanks for friending me. Yeah--we have been following each other awhile...I think it all started with Gavin being a mutual friend and S. Lynch fan.
Don't even worry about the time it took you to answer. I honestly didn't notice a delay, as I've been occupied myself.
Thanks for looking at more of my reviews. Looking forward to further comments, etc.


Armina Hey Callista! Thank you for the friend invite! We have been following each other for ages here in GR so I'm glad you took this final step. ;)

I've been awfully busy these last 3 days so I'm sorry for the delayed answer. Just managed to read some of your reviews and I'm glad we have a lot of fave books in common. More comments from me later. :)


Nicole Happy Star Wars Day (May the 4th), friends!


message 6: by Katy

Katy Thank you for the comment, and for the support and encouragement. I know it is the support of people like you that will help me beat this thing... :-)


Nafiza Thanks for the friend req!


message 4: by Katy

Katy Thanks for the Pratchett recommend! I'll check it out.


Nicole Hey, guys--can you help me out, please? I need recommendations for Batman books. I'm just sort of a dabbler in comics/graphic novels; but for what it's worth, I'm sort of a Marvel girl. While I love the very idea of Batman and love the Christopher Nolan-Christian Bale movies, I have never read a Batman book. I've heard that the first movie was somewhat based on Year One. I also really like more realistic art--like Ron Garney's and Steven McNiven's in Marvel Civil War. What should I try?


Hollie Hehe, yes it has been. Has the weather not been decent by you? o:


Hollie Oh god homework, what's that again? Haha. I'm reading, I've just been more into writing lately. I did read City of Fallen Angels and then I read Ethereal earlier today. IM BAD AT LOGGING BOOKS WHEN THE WEATHER'S NICE OKAY?! haha.
Hope all is well!


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