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I’ve Never Watched Game of Thrones!

You read that headline correctly. I’ve never watched Game of Thrones. Of course, I was living in Japan when it started, so I was very far behind by the time I moved to Canada. But also, I’ve only read the first three books. I explained why I haven’t watched the TV series in this video:

So, what do you think? Should I watch it? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Social Media Book Tag

Time to get caught up on the blog posts for VEDA! Uh, that’s about 20 videos to catch up on.

For this one, I did something called the Social Media Book Tag. I had to relate different books to different social media platforms, based on the nature of those platforms. It was an interesting exercise. Find out what I said:

Which books would you relate to the social media platforms? Here’s a list of the questions:

Twitter- Your favorite shortest book.
Facebook- A book everybody pressured you into reading.
Tumblr- A book you read before it was cool.
Myspace- A book you don’t remember whether you liked or not.
Instagram- A book that was so beautiful you had to Instagram it.
Youtube- A book you wish would be turned into a movie.
Goodreads- A book you recommend to everyone.
Skype- A book with characters that you wish you could talk to instead of just reading about.

Let me know how you would answer these.

Countries I Want to Visit

How many of you like to travel? I would love to visit every country in the world. Yes, even the dangerous ones, as long as they’re not dangerous in the future. But there are some that I absolutely want to go to within the next ten years.

Below is a video where I describe the countries I want to visit. You’re welcome to read the list below the video, but you won’t get the reasons or why some of these countries are special to me. So, watch the video!

And here are the countries:

  • Norway
  • Germany
  • The UK
  • Ireland
  • Russia
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Italy

So, which countries do you want to visit, and why? Let me know in the comments section below.

Authors Answer, a Great Source for Authortube

Authortube is a small part of Booktube, which is also a small part of YouTube. I take part in all three, of course. Authors Answer, which I’ve been hosting since 2014, has been a great source for video ideas for my YouTube channel. If you are an author and a YouTuber, then why not join in? Today’s VEDA video is all about that. Check it out.

So, if you are interested in joining in, then let me know! Keep in mind this is for YouTube, not on this blog.

My Most Difficult Female Character Deaths

When you read a book, most likely you’ll get attached to some of the characters. And then some of them die. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Well, in today’s VEDA video, I talked about 4 female characters that I really did not want to happen. Why only female? I’ve found that there aren’t many male deaths that have affected me. There are a couple, but I don’t think it’s enough for a video.

If you want to know which characters they are, then you must watch this video. But be warned that there are spoilers! If you don’t want to be spoiled, then don’t watch. The books featured are:

  • Angel Fire East, by Terry Brooks
  • The Rise of Endymion, by Dan Simmons
  • The Elfstones of Shannara, by Terry Brooks
  • Dragonsdawn, by Anne McCaffrey

I won’t mention the characters, but you can find out if you watch.

If you’ve read any of these books, let me know what you thought of these characters’ deaths without giving any specifics about the names or how they died in the comments section below. Also, don’t tell me about any other characters in different books, because I don’t like spoilers, either!

VEDA Has Begun!

This month, I’m participating in VEDA, or Vlog Every Day August. I’ll be uploading a video every day this month. I have a few Japan videos to do, so I don’t have to record new videos all the time, and I currently have about 5 days’ worth of videos to upload. I plan ahead.

Today is August 1st, which means it’s the first day of VEDA. And so, here is the first video. It’s Authors Answer #37, where I talk about beta readers. Check out my updated answer 3 years after I originally answered it.

And now it’s your turn. If you’re an author, do you have any beta readers? And how many? Let me know in the comments section below.

The Japan Adventure Continues! The Jay Dee Show 38

Only 1 booktube video this past week! But there are 5 videos to show you on 2 channels. The week features my return to the Japan Vlog series from our trip to Japan last month.

On my main channel, I uploaded 4 videos. It includes a booktube announcement, some Star Trek, and more Japan!

The first video is all Star Trek. Last week, the new Star Trek Discovery trailer was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and I share what I thought about it. Check it out!

Up next is the return of the Japan videos. For this one, I visited Shibuya and Meiji Jingu Shrine with a friend of mine in Tokyo who I’ve known for almost 20 years. Take a look at what we saw.

And then I announced that I’m doing VEDA in August! VEDA is Vlog Every Day in August, and that means I will do a video a day for the month. Find out about my plans for it.

And finally, another Japan video! This time, we spent a night in Yokohama and visited the amusement park Cosmo World with its huge Ferris wheel.

And then, on my family vlog, Tommy and Dad, I had a little talk with my daughter, seeing how well she could pronounce “genetically modified organism.” The results are pretty funny.

What’s in store for this week? Well, of course, VEDA! I’ll also be doing more Japan videos, another Star Trek episode review, and hopefully, some more science.

Which video did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments section below.