Last Library Visit

Plinky asked, “When was the last time you vis­it­ed a library?” About a month ago, when I renewed my Gwin­nett Coun­ty library card so I could check out dig­i­tal items from that library. Dekalb Coun­ty’s library does­n’t have e‑books yet, and they make up 99% of my book read­ing habits these days. I adore libraries. I […]

Review: So Mote It Be by Isobel Bird

Note: This is an ancient review, orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished 10 March 2001, that I’m just now con­vert­ing to Word­Press. Last night I took advan­tage of the qui­et due to hav­ing two kids gone on a camp­ing trip to read So Mote It Be, the first book of Iso­bel Bird’s Cir­cle of Three series.  I’d heard about […]

Ooo! Bad Author! No Author Biscuit!

I just fin­ished read­ing the all three books that are cur­rent­ly avail­able in the Mor­ris & Chas­tain Super­nat­ur­al Inves­ti­ga­tions series by Justin Gus­tai­nis. I have no com­plaints about Black Mag­ic Woman or Evil Ways, which hang togeth­er pret­ty close­ly. Sym­pa­thy for the Dev­il, though, end­ed with a cliffhang­er! How dare he! The read­er is left […]

Book Review: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat

Good Girls Don’t Get Fat by Robyn Sil­ver­man My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars This book is absolute­ly amaz­ing, and I strong­ly rec­om­mend it to every­one. Yes, I said every­one. If you are a human being who is read­ing this post/review, you live in a first-world soci­ety and you inter­act with females. You will ben­e­fit from […]

Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Qui­et: The Pow­er of Intro­verts in a World That Can’t Stop Talk­ing by Susan Cain is the sin­gle most strik­ing book I’ve read this year. I real­ly want to talk about it with some­one else who has read it, but I don’t know any­one else who has. GoodReads says that none of my friends there […]

Recent Reading

I’ve fall­en out of the prac­tice of writ­ing book reviews, for some rea­son. There are two lit­tle wid­gets there to the side of the blog that always show the cov­ers of the books I’m cur­rent­ly read­ing and some of those that I’ve recent­ly read, though. Yes, I do keep that many books going at once […]

Biographies or Memoirs?

Plinky asked, “What’s the most inter­est­ing biog­ra­phy or mem­oir you’ve read?” Anaïs Nin’s books come to mind right away, hon­est­ly. They’re so intense and sen­su­al that they’ve stuck in my mind, although I only read them once and my copies dis­ap­peared 20 years ago. Cam­ryn Man­heim’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy was quite good, too. I don’t read many of […]

Books Per Year

Plinky asked, “About how many books do you read each year?” Last year is the first time I ever tried to track them, and I think it was 150+ accord­ing to GoodReads. I don’t know how to see the num­ber again, right off. That was prob­a­bly about aver­age. I’ll prob­a­bly read less this year because I’ve […]

TV Commercials?

Plinky asked, “Com­mer­cials these days: Most­ly enter­tain­ing, or most­ly annoy­ing?” How would I know? Seri­ous­ly, who watch­es com­mer­cials? Most of what I watch is online, and I don’t pay atten­tion to the ads or they’ve been edit­ed out. If I’m with my daugh­ter she has some ser­vice that lets her even pause live tele­vi­sion for […]

Review: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghost Sto­ry: A Nov­el of the Dres­den Files by Jim Butch­er My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars Of course I (along with all Jim Butch­er’s oth­er fans) have been absolute­ly dying to read this book ever since fin­ish­ing Changes. Sam and I have been talk­ing about how there could pos­si­bly be anoth­er book that occurs after […]

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