What I am Reading

I’m pretty proud of myself! Since finishing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in September, I’ve actually made good on my promise to finish the entire Harry Potter series before December 31. I’m almost 25% into the last book and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Even more amazing is that I’ve exceeded my 2019 Reading…

There’s a first time for everything!

And this time is the first time I’ve completed a GoodReads Reading Challenge. Not only that, I completed it with 3.5 months to spare. Do you know what that means?! After years of barely hitting the double digits of books read per y ear, I may actually hit 20 books before 2020! Woohoo! How are…

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

I thoroughly enjoyed Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I could hardly put it down! In fact, most nights I had to force myself to stop reading so I could get a full night’s sleep. I read a handful of reviews before I finished reading the play. The 1 and 2 star reviews are unfair,…

What I Am Reading

Easing into this overcast Sunday with a heart wrenching true story of a murder conspiracy in 1920’s Oklahoma. I also recommend the “Osage Tribal Murders” documentary on Amazon Prime; same story but with archive footage, interviews, and more photos.

Interred With Their Bones

I couldn’t put the book down! The story was fast paced and engaging. The characters were believable and though I foresaw one twist, I was genuinely surprised by the others. The reviews I read lambasting the novel for not being historically accurate are unfair, I think. The book clearly identifies itself as a novel and…

What I Am Reading

Easing into Saturday with a Shakespeare Conspiracy Theory! I’m 75% done and am at that agonizing crossroads—desperate to find out how it ends while also hoping it never does! I highly recommend. This is a fast paced novel, shifting between modern day and the early 17th century. It reminds me of everything I loved about…

Reading with Dad

My Dad turned 65 today. He is a major influence in my life, and I credit him as one who instilled in me my love for reading. Whenever he had the night off, he’d read to us. It was then that we were introduced to Little House on the Prairie, Tisha, and Mutiny on the…

If you’re a teacher…

…then you understand how what happened when I got home is a perfect way to describe my week, the week before Spring Break: My puppy has this new game of yelping to get inside but running away when I open the door. He only does this after I finally get comfortable on the couch and…

MCPL Winter Reading Challenge

I did it! Not only did I complete 5 books in less than 3 months (a feat I haven’t accomplished in decades!), I completed a reading challenge, too! The point of the challenge was to read 5 books that took you somewhere new. I’ve always treated reading as a way to escape and to learn,…

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…