#Grogu, Best Indie Book, and #AmWatching

Happy New Year! I think most of us were happy to kick 2020 out the door – I know I was. We spent NYE with family and a few friends and once again were lucky to have both sons here. My oldest son and his girlfriend surprised me with a late Christmas gift. I had no idea Build-A-Bear had Grogu aka Baby Yoda and The Child until I saw it on a friend’s blog (thanks, Tessa!). I might have dropped a few hints (or maybe made a sign and paraded it around the house) that I wanted one of my own. They even bought him a Gryffindor scarf. Isn’t he adorable?

About a month ago, I mentioned Subject A36 had been nominated for one of the Best Indie Books in the science fiction category on ReadFree.ly. I’m excited to say it was named one of The 50 Best Indie Books of 2020! Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote – I deeply appreciate it.

Have any of you watched The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix? Several friends recommended it, and I finally got to it last week and finished it over the weekend. I’m not a chess player, but this storyline was so compelling it was difficult not to binge the entire series in one day (I watched three episodes on New Year’s morning). Beth becomes a chess prodigy at the age of nine, but struggles with addiction and other obstacles as she grows older. She’s a flawed MC who isn’t easy to like at times, but you can’t help but cheer her on.

Have a great week in this brand new year!

42 thoughts on “#Grogu, Best Indie Book, and #AmWatching

  1. Your Grogu is adorable. I finally got Disney+ and have caught up with the series. I love it.

    I haven’t tried The Queen’s Gambit, but I’ve heard good things about it. My dad taught me to play chess when I was 10. I’m far from a prodigy, but I love the game. I’ll have to catch up with this series.

    Happy New Year, Teri!

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    1. Glad you’re back, Mae! I’m a big Mando fan – but I’ve loved Star Wars from the very first movie, and it looks like I’ll have a lot of upcoming spinoffs to watch. I think you’d enjoy The Queen’s Gambit – only seven episodes I think? Happy New Year!

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  2. Cute baby yoda, Teri, and Happy New Year! I also really enjoyed The Queen’s Gambit. I wish there were more really well-made offerings like this one. And congrats on making the best indie book list with Subject A36! That’s wonderful and well-deserved. 😀 😀

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  3. Teri…that’s a HUGE accomplishment!!! You should be shouting it from the rooftops!! (A36 I mean, not building a Baby Yoda – which is still pretty cool). As a fan of the book (and a voter), I have to say, well deserved. Congrats, my friend.
    PS: Baby Yoda wearing Gryffindor scarf = on point!

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  4. First, huge congratulations on the award/recognition for A36! 🎉

    Second, I had never heard of The Queen’s Gambit but…wow. I stumbled upon the trailer one afternoon when I was feeling particularly floopy and just wanted to escape, got completely engrossed, and binged the entire series in one day. (I am not a huge sit-on-my-ass-and-watch-TV-for-12-hours type person but there you go.) I loved it, needless to say. But, hey, look at that. I just did.

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