Picks of the Week – November 14, 2011

Monday, Monday, Monday and that means it’s time for you to get some recommendations for what I think you should be reading, listening to, and playing this week!

Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

I think it goes really without saying that this will be what most of us, myself including, will be playing this week. The open world it provides is an exceptional one – and even if there are quite a few flaws with the experience that I’ve been able to find, it is still a phenomenal game and one I strongly recommend looking into if you’re not already.

Song: Girl From Tokyo – Jade Valerie

Jade Valerie was featured in one of my earlier ‘Gamer’s Theme’ pieces as the┬ásinging voice of Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2, and this week I’d like to recommend everyone take a listen to her song ‘Girl From Tokyo’. It’s a high-paced song about how one night can change a person’s life, and it just has such incredible sound and emotion to it. It’s on her ‘After The Lights’ album for anyone looking to import or find the entire album for purchase online.

Book: Arrows of the Queen – Mercedes Lackey

The first book published in the long-running ‘Heralds of Valdemar’ series, currently containing over 25 books split into several trilogies and duologies with even a few standalone books and some short story compilations, Arrows of the Queen introduces us to the world of Velgarth as seen through Talia – a young farm girl from a border settlement of the country of Valdemar. Her tale is full of highs and lows – frustration, joy, heartache, love, defeat and triumph. The Heralds of Valdemar series of books is mostly not the most ‘heavy’ reading, even if some of the topics covered are heavier topics – so if you’re looking for some nice light reading, pick up Arrows of the Queen, and you might get hooked on this fantasy world like I have.

 

Written by: Sean

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