Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bucket List ---> Get a Tattoo

It is rather enjoyable when you want to do something...

& Then you Do!



How do you feel about getting meaningful Wander Lust tattoo?

Any suggestions or opinions on Travel Tattoos?


Friday, July 4, 2014

Fritz Scholder ---> 4th of July

My most favored Native American artist is Fritz Scholder.
Luckily when working at the National Museum of the American Indian MS could spend her lunch break walking through an all Fritz Scholder exhibit.


How do you celebrate the 4th of July?
Do you think of the ones who were here before it became of "America"?

Thank you to my ancestors for being so strong!
Otherwise, Mad Scientist might be at the moment. 

Take Care on this holiday of holidays!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blog Tour ---> The Golden Cage

Today the Mad Scientist has the pleasure of presenting a wonderful novella by an Indie Author that you may never have heard of & it is just the beginning of what is to be a grand series. 

Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delight tours.

The Golden Cage: 
A Dance of Dragons 0.5 

By: Kaitlyn Davis
Published  By:  Indie Author
Publish Date:  March 31st2014
Pages: 51 via Kindle
Tags:  Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction, Romance, Novella
Source:  Candace's Book Promotions

Free Novella:

Concoction of a Review:

This novella is built around a beautiful fantasy world. Fast paced and characters that MS adored.  Once you are finished you will feel lost.  

Princess Leena is one of a handful of princesses in the Ourthura realm. Her sister is being married, as happy as Leena is she also cringes due to her being next in line to be married off. 

Arranged marriages make one very Mad Scientist cringe at the thought. Perhaps, the thought of settling and/or being stuck in a loveless marriage freaks me out.  For Leena it was the same.

However, she had a beloved that not a soul knew about. Being ravished by the royal guard is enough for me to swoon. To have eyes on you in a lustful protective manner. Mikzahoq, her secret lover was the only other who knows of her secret ability.    

Mad Scientist did rate this novella as only 3 blasts after reading awhile back. Yet, MS might have to rebuke her words. Since then MS has vastly recommended reading this short novella to many. It has stayed with me, even now weeks after finishing. 

You may become hooked into a new world, but is that not what we all crave?

** Thanks to Candace's Book Promotions for the ebook. However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist!**

4 Blasts --->  A Most Delightful Read

Please do not forget to stop by the other beautiful blogs hosting this tour!

Give Away!!!

2 Copies of Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple


Author Bio 

Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and

the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy. Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.

Author Links:

Book #1
Mad Scientist has already purchased The Shadow Soul for .99 cents via Amazon.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Insta Mad Steam {2}


We found a beautiful Little Free Library during one of our weekend road trips.
{Big Fork, Montana}

Right next to it is a paved walk way that takes you around a cliff area where you may look down upon a rushing river that runs into Swan Lake.

MS is working at Salish Kootenai Tribal College this summer on what is to be the FIRST tribal satellite!!!

Here is the dorm the minions and MS are currently residing in.  
{Pablo, Montana}

The Satellite will launch in August of 2015 then my name will be in SPACE!!!

Within Insta Mad Steam {1} MS posted a purchase of WanderLove by Kristen Hubbard. Wherein, MS is actually reading a book purchase via kindle.
{Flathead Lake - Polson, Montana}

Please do drop by my book review of Wanderlove from 2011.  
Presently, it is only 7.14 for the Kindle.

Hungry Horse Dam is just south of Glacier National Park. 
{Hungry Horse, Montana}

We are following the saying when in Rome do as the Romans.
{Polson, Montana}

Huckleberries are huge here. Huckleberry ice cream, huckleberry tea, huckleberry pie and so much more. MS is trying to huckleberry it up because we just won't be getting huckleberries like this in Wisconsin or anywhere else. 

MS has been told that huckleberries cannot be domesticated. So one must know where the huckleberries are and one must beat the bears to them.
{SKC Dorms - Pablo, Montana}

Here we used Huckleberry Honey as a dipping sauce with some homemade chicken nuggets. However, it has been a slice of heaven in my mango hot tea. Yum!

Perhaps the curiosity has built up... Here is the Cube Satellite MS is working on. It is a wee 10x10x11 in size. However, there will be more than 60 grand put into this small cube.
{Salish Kootenai College - Pablo, Montana}

The red board is a place holder for the next three boards we are working on. On board will also include a camera for capturing shots of the earth. 

Tipi reading area in the Salish Kootenai College campus library. MS could of curled up with a pile of books using MR. Moose as a pillow.
{SKC Library - Pablo, Montana} 

The library is smaller than the Oneida Tribal Library but they have beautiful MAC computers. 

Add me ;)


Happy June!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blog Tour ---> Fury


Today the Mad Scientist has the pleasure of presenting a Dystopian YA that you may never have heard of & it is the first in what is to be a great series.  It was a creative ride through what could be of the future.

Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delight tours.

Fury: Book 1 of The Cure 
By: Charlotte McConaghy
Published:  Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan
Publish Date:  March 25th 2014
Pages: 348 Pages
Tags:  Science Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult
Source:  Candace's Book Promotions

 Concoction of a Review:

Fury is one of those books that MS put off because she just was not sure. Please, understand that sometimes MS does not enjoy the Dystopia bandwagon books like others. Yet, this book was good in that way where MS felt as if she has been looking for this sort of read. 

A novel wherein our abused main character, Josephine, races against time to find out what just makes her change into a most powerful human killing machine once a year.  The same day every year she turns into a violent rage apparatus. 

Josephine has felt as if she was the only one in the world behind a wall among the cured population,"drones".  Sadness surrounded her with a disturbing youth in foster care & her sickness. However, Luke notices her.  Against all of his government training as a Blood he is still drawn to the tiny frail person that Josephine has become. 

It was a push and shove relationship. MS really enjoyed the tug of war in Josephine's head over Luke, herself trusting another, the government, the resistance & even the simplest gestures of being touched in a non threatening manner. Imagine fighting yourself over having a few good things happen to you because nothing nice has even occurred. The poor dear. 
"I'd make it so that there was no cure, no censorship, no propaganda, nothing buy you and I." 
The unique idea of the cure taking away anger from every person was most likely hard to write. At points within, it was hard to read. At times, not only was anger missing but also fear which confused me. Other times it seems as if the cure messed with a person's complete capability to just go through a rational thought process. 

It is a complex idea with adventure around many corners & was even hard as a reader to not stop and think about what a cure could really mean if it took away anger. How would you change??

** Thanks to Candace's Book Promotions for the ebook. However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist!**

4 Blasts --->  A Most Delightful Read


Please do not forget to stop by the other beautiful blogs hosting this tour!

Give Away!!!


About the Author:

Charlotte started writing her children’s fantasy series ‘The Strangers of Paragor’ as a teenager and has since gone on to publish five novels. After a Masters degree in Screenwriting she wrote ‘Avery’, the first in her adult fantasy series ‘The Chronicles of Kaya’, published by Random House. She now lives in Sydney, Australia, and has just released a new dystopian sci-fi novel called ‘Fury – Book One of The Cure’, published by Momentum.

Connect with the author:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Book Review ---> Home Sweet Anywhere

Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World

By: Lynne Martin
Published  By:  Sourcebooks
Publish Date:  April 15th, 2014
Pages: 304  softcover
Tags:  Travel, NonFiction, Biography, Memoir, Adventure 
GoodReads  |  Kindle  |  Nook  |  Author  |  Audible

Concoction of a Review:

Lynne & Tim are my heroes!!!

The Mad Scientist does believe that this book will be inspirational to anyone who opens it. Honestly, the Martin's live how my dreams unfold every night beneath the eye mask. Although, MS does make her way around the world quit nicely.

The darling couple dated when they were young things, however, they found each other later in life after their first marriages.  The attraction never left. One does think it would of been like a lightening zap after all of that time when they seen each other. 

After they married Lynne felt reluctant to share with her dreamy Tim that she wanted more, more of the world. With doubts set aside they soon turned to planning. Excitement built as they set out on what would be an adventure for them and an inspiration to retired people everywhere. 

The tales that Lynne tells of their travels made me wish MS was back on the road. Oh, how wanderlust tangles my heart!! Luckily my backpack is soon to be dusted off for the mountain valley of Pablo, Montana!

Within this very much engrossing page flipping travel affair they crossed over the invisible boundary into Mexico, took a cruise over the ocean, and rented a car to navigate their own way around. Glasses of wine were plenty while new friends were found as they figured out the how's, why's & do not's of traveling the world.

Pick this book and you will truly enter another world, within this world. 

** Thanks to the NetGalley & Sourcebooks! All Mad thoughts are presented in the right mind of a twisted brain of the Mad Scientist!**

5.0 Blasts --->  Loved it!

I urge you to Read it soon!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

What's Your Status {No.9}

MeMe hosted by Zakiya @ Butterfly Feet Walking on Life

Finished & Loved:


On The Run Series!
By Sara Rosett

One of those books MS picked up because it was free.
As soon as book 1, Elusive, had concluded Secretive was purchased! 

GoodReads  Kindle  (Free)   Nook  (Free)

Book Reviews are in the Works ;)

 Read Forever New Book:


MS so loved this book she had to buy it for a reRead during this summers Montana adventure.

GoodReads  Kindle   Nook

Bookshelf Dusting:

The Results of Moving around one shelf. 
Dusted & moved to a new spot :)

Currently Reading:

Fury The Cure #1
This one is really good thus far, at 40%. Mad Scientist signed up for the book tour through Candace's Book Promotions

GoodReads  Kindle 

What might be next:

The Golden Cage is up Next as it is for a book blog tour. 

GoodReads  Smashwords (Free) 

Mad Steam Photography:
Insta Mad Steam {1}  

Audio Book Review:

What's Your Status?
The Mad Scientist wants to know!
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