Well, it looks like I will hopefully get the book reviews up-and-running again soon. Currently, I'm in the middle of the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin, "History of Middle Earth" set of Tolkien, 1493 by Charles Mann, and Badass: Birth of a Legend by Ben Thompson. I hope to finish one of these soon.
Also, speaking of writing, I am currently trying to participate in National Novel Writing Month, a 30-day blitz to write 50,000 words. Check out the zoo exhibit at my other blog, The Great Ocean Sea. I'm a bit hastened at the moment, but more details to follow!