Here lives the other stuff. Reading challenges. Book buying sprees. Meet ups with other readers. Pretty much anything that’s on my mind!
I just abandoned a classic book. I listened for 10 of its 19 hours, and it wasn’t growing on me. In truth, part of this was the narrator. She voiced the main character with a breathy voice I found annoying. But it’s much more than that. Why do we expect a book written...read more
Next week PBS’ Great American Read series kicks back into gear. Along with the show, PBS has been running a poll. They want people to vote for their favorite book. The May kickoff show was interesting, and I’m happy as hell to hear people talking about books. (Hint:...read more
Do you love bookish gifts and products? Right, I know you do. Me too! So I was super excited when Melissa from LiteraryBookGifts.com reached out to me for a review. (I'm not an affiliate, nor do I receive any compensation when you order. I just like her products.)...read more
Even when I don’t consistently post a summary about the books I’ve read each month, I do keep statistics. Each blog post or book review is posted under the categories of either Resist, Relax, or Learn. I also keep track of number of books, number of pages, and authors...read more
Introducing...drum roll...fireworks...#Booked2018: A Seasonal Reading Challenge! My friends, Cindy, Alisia, and I have created an amazing reading challenge for 2018. We're hosting it primarily on Litsy, but have just opened a Goodreads group as well. Every season...read more
Two years ago, our 18-year old granddaughter died in a one-car accident. At the time, I was blogging regularly about chronic pain, health, and wellness. I had self-published a book, Kick Pain in the Kitchen, some months before. And then my creative juices died along...read more