“I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.” The Secret History is an all- encompassing tale revealing the dark side of classical academia. This book is a MOOD. First,… Continue reading The Secret History: A Review
This is a day when my books pose a welcome distraction. This is, after all, why many of us read, correct? Anyway, I'm currently immersed in a few good stories. First we'll address the last book I finished. Guys, I'm on a mission to read more classics and thus, this Dystopian option. Spoiler alert: the… Continue reading Valentine Reading: A Classic Review
*disclaimer - it's hard to follow in the footsteps of a 5 star book (The Book Thief) The best of these - The Zookeeper's Wife. (12%) Descriptive nonfiction. I struggle with nonfiction The worst of these - The Picture of Dorian Gray (way too pretentious) Currently reading - Brave New World. Trying to work my… Continue reading Book Post – Rejected TBR’S
I'm behind on updating my reading status, guys. A Tuesday snow day is a good day to catch up on all things literary. Book 2: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up I recommend. Mainly because it's time to look toward spring cleaning, and this definitely gets one in the mind set. This book is… Continue reading Book Post!
"Anxiety arises from not being able to see the whole picture. If you feel anxious, but are not sure why, try putting your things in order." ~ Marie Konde Folks, I did it. I bought Marie Konde's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (completely free, thanks to Johnson County Public Library and the Overdrive app) and I'm only five years late… Continue reading In Pursuit of Joy
"what if I ended up split down the middle when the train divided, living two lives, each diverging from the other all the time, growing further and further apart from the me I should have become?" I'm a sucker for books set in London and the English country side. Honestly, the setting does much to… Continue reading Book #1 of 2019
"I have woven a parachute out of everything broken." ~ William Stafford What did you come through in 2018? For me, it was months of grief after losing my Mom to complications associated with lung cancer in October of 2017. Whether you lost a loved one, a spouse or relationship, a group of friends, or even a beloved pet, any form of loss is traumatic and… Continue reading Pearls and Parachutes
On this the second day of 2019, I am blessed to still be off work. As a result, I've had time to tinker with my 2019 to read list. I hope to exceed my modest goal of 30 books. But first, the link to my 2018 reads. After being away from books for awhile, I… Continue reading 2019 Reading Goals