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,…

Sharp Objects

I could not put this Sharp Objects down! Ms. Flynn is a master story teller – in the best, creepiest way possible. I guessed “whodunit” about half way through, but that did not ruin the story, not by a long shot. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a…

I don’t want to be armed

I’m going to go out on a limb here — if the United States actually put money into schools for classroom supplies, support staff (like para-educators, mentors, security officers), counseling, therapy, mentoring, clubs, parenting classes, childcare for teen parents, anger management programs, multiple alternative education options (including adult classes, classes for those suspended etc), anti-gang…

Literary Ink

I grew up with Treasure Island, Mutiny on the Bounty, and Two Years Before the Mast — this is my tribute.

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…

First books of the year!

The first books I’ve bought in maybe a year? They had all the books I needed except one. Let’s get the 2018 Reading Challenge moving!! All the books I bought are re-reads except Murder on the Orient Express. I cannot lie and say that I enjoyed the most recent movie version (Kenneth Branagh was a poor choice…

2018 Reading Challenge

I enjoyed 2017, not tying myself down to a specific reading list; however, I missed the challenge of finding new books that fit obscure criteria. So this year, I am combining the best of both worlds. My goal is to finish 25 books, including some re-reads, while also stretching myself by completing as many that…

Farewell 2017, Shalom 2018!

Due to an exciting, but unplanned career move right before New Year’s last year, I wasn’t able to do this for 2016-2017. 17 Things I Learned in 2017 Fear is no way to live life. Don’t wait until you’re 40 or until you’re “ready.” Do what your heart desires, don’t let your head get too…

Drinking while Reading

The Science of Game of Thrones was AMAZING! Hilarious, insightful, informative, and entertaining — if you’re a fan of the book or movie series, you will love it so much.

2017 Reading Challenge Failure

I did not complete my reading challenge for 2017, but I got a lot closer than I thought I would! According to GoodReads, I was 12 behind schedule on December 31. Actually, I’m only 11 behind. After I (re)read A Little Princess, I read my great aunt’s self-published memoir and I’m counting that! Here’s a list…