The Little Book of Boxing

This really is a  “little” book! A series of short vignettes, the book covers several centuries of boxing history. As GoodReads puts it, Boxing has a long and eventful history and its drama, excitement and humor are covered in this fascinating account of the noble—and sometimes ignoble—art all over the world. It covers the bare-knuckle…

It is finished, was her cry!

I finally finished A Storm of Swords! It was epic, it was rich with details, but what stands out the most — out of over 1000 pages to choose from? The epilogue man… I finally met Lady Stoneheart!

Hamburger and Potato Casserole

I’m not really one for hamburger casserole; however, when you have a lot of ground beef and potatoes that need to get eaten, this is a good place to start! And for once, I followed the recipe exactly (I know, I’m shocked, too)!

What I am (still) reading…

I love Game of Thrones. And I do mean looooooooove. This is why it shames me to admit that I’m still reading this wonderful book! I’ve only had time to read it at night when I’m so tired, I can barely get through a chapter. Now that I’m all caught up with the HBO series, it’s…

Drinking while Reading

It’s mid September, I keep reminding myself. Mid September, but I feel like yesterday was the first day of school. The last month has flown by… one could say that this year is already kicking my ass, but I feel great! I love my classes, I don’t feel like it’s too much. I’m just busy!…

Feeling Battle-Scarred and Victorious!

The (very macho) screams you just heard came from me after half a bottle of hairspray didn’t kill this sucker that was chilling on my ceiling. (I wasn’t about to walk under it to get to my kitchen where I keep the bug spray.) I had to roll up a magazine and go Rambo on…

Drinking while Reading

Being out of tequila is a drag, but as it turns out, gin margaritas are a thing! Not bad, but not the same. I’d been a fan of Anne Perry for years before I discovered that she and her friend were the inspiration of Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures” (1994). I haven’t seen the movie and…

Grilled Deliciousness!

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been on a grilled cheese kick. But I don’t do “normal” grilled cheese… I use whole wheat bread from Aldis. In a frying pan, I melt unsalted butter, and then I put the bread in the pan. I heated the shredded beef in a separate pan while the…

The Monsters and the Critics

There are four things you need to know about this picture. I have been looking for this book for AGES! Finally it was at Half Price Books!! My friend is absolutely wonderful for getting me this right in front of me without me noticing. If J.R.R. were alive and in front of me, I would totally…

Dark Places

This book was everything it promised and more! It read like a true crime report and – like Gone Girl – had multiple unreliable perspectives. It was fun to try to sift through everyone’s point of view and try to come up with the truth of what really happened and who was to blame. I…

I Am Bridget Jones

I am Bridget Jones (say that with an Ozzy accent.  Cool right?) Actually, I’m Bridget Jones without the Darcy-attachment. I’d rather be Geraldine Granger with the Armitage-attachment, but I’ll save that for another day. I think that every single girl has that dread, that image of choking on a fishbone while you eat alone and all your neighbors are…