This is what happens when I delete all of the games from my phone and make a conscious effort to stop wasting time on social media. I am still on Twitter and Instagram, but I only allow myself one quick scan through my feed during downtimes with no more mindless scrolling hoping for entertainment. When you do that, you start reading a lot of books, and you stop focusing on the negatives in the world. It is wonderful. It helps that the books I am reading lately are fantastic.
DID NOT FINISH:
2019 is starting out to be a really good year for books.
Happy Sunday! For those of you who follow me on social media, you might have seen my lament yesterday at the lack of snow in southern Wisconsin and the fact that yet another snowstorm seemed to be dumping snow on pretty much everyone in the nation but us. Hell,...read more
Forget everything the publishing world has put out about The Water Cure. Chances are it is nowhere close to being an accurate picture of the novel. For one thing, it is not similar to The Handmaid's Tale in any way. For another thing, there is nothing feminist nor...read more
We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things other than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week ending 14 December 2018....read more
If ever there is an author with whom I should be best friends given our interests and tastes, that author is Kiersten White. I started reading Ms. White through her Mind Games duology - a twisty mindfuck of a novel - but knew I had found a kindred spirit as she...read more
Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a weekly event to share what we've read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 7 January 2019. To learn more about each...read more
Happy Sunday! Both of my children are under the same roof for the first time since November, so it is a good day. Connor was finally able to come home late last week and spend a small portion of his winter break with us. It has not been the easiest semester for him as...read more
With all of the hype of the Netflix movie, and knowing that my fellow readers consider it to be one of the scarier books they have read, I wanted to experience Bird Box before I did anything else. Unfortunately, I was unable to avoid all of the spoilers out there...read more
Gretchen Anthony's debut novel, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, is cute; I can see many reasons why people would love it. For me, however, it is a good reminder of why I tend to steer clear of contemporary fiction and family dramas. Violet's heavy-handed...read more