What I am reading…

I’m about 3/4 through this novel, my first Philippa Gregory experience. Actually, that’s not quite true. It’s my first experience with her written work. I have seen “The Other Boleyn Girl,” as well as Starz’s “The White Queen” and “The White Princess” series. Before I began reading this one (chosen because I really liked the…

Black Klansman

It took me a few weeks to get through Black Klansman. It was an easy read and if I had not been distracted by school, marathoning “Trial & Retribution,” and *ahem* reading a few romance novels, I probably could’ve finished it in a day or two. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I felt that it was…

Drinking while Reading

Teachers give themselves homework. Sometimes it’s just to have fun, but often it should probably be classified as research. This is the latter category. I’ve worked with teenagers a long time. I’ve seen them grow into productive citizens despite traumatic or abusive childhoods. I’ve also known them to commit terrible crimes before, during, and after…

What I am reading…

Glad I got to read outside of hours this morning — the rest of the day just poured cats and dogs! I’ve been reading Green River, Running Red for months now. It’s been slow going, but not because it’s not interesting! This is my second Ann Rule book and it is amazing! The amount of…

What I am reading…

This was back in May. I’m farther (but not much) into the book, thanks to my decision to detour into Pirate Women and The Power. More on those titles later. It’s been so long break from AFFC, so I may have to backtrack a bit, especially since I decided to marathon the HBO series again. I love the…

I come by it honestly

This is my dad. He actually came out of the book store with more books than me or my mother! Books have never been a “splurge” purchase in our family.

Gift to Myself

Of course, I buy this for myself… prequels are important, especially when you haven’t even finished the series (hell, Georgie hasn’t even finished the series!).

Furiously Happy!

A few years ago, a friend introduced me to Jenny Lawson via her blog. Then I found her book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. and I’ve never looked back. I love her raw approach to seeing the darkness of the world with tongue-in-cheek. I’m not quite half way done with Furiously Happy, but I tell you what,…

What I am reading…

I have long been fascinated by Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her power and influence mixed with the mystique and raw sexuality associated with her story – what’s not to be fascinated by?! For over a decade, I have read anything and everything I possibly could about her. This book by Mr. Turner is by far the…