Do you have to finish books you start?

This start­ed out as a com­ment on a poll over at GoodReads. It got too wordy and I fig­ured it would be bet­ter to turn it into a post. I used to refuse to quit read­ing after start­ing a book, which led to read­ing some things bet­ter left unread, to say the least—Piers Antho­ny’s Por­nu­copia, given […]

Sleepy, Sleepy

I stayed up WAY too late last night study­ing pro­gram­ming. Yes, for fun. That’s my idea of fun, any­way. I’ve been yawn­ing all day as a result, and I should already be in bed tonight because I need to be up ear­ly tomor­row. So this will be brief. I’ve been enjoy­ing cor­re­spon­dence with a dear old […]

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 […]

Setting Up Shop

Plinky asked, “If you were going to open up a shop, what would you sell? Food? Cloth­ing? Books?” Books and needle­work items! My for­mer part­ner and I used to dream about open­ing a com­bi­na­tion book/stitching/gaming/coffee shop.  Of course, inde­pen­dent book­stores are near­ly dead, and even Bor­ders is dead now thanks to Ama­zon. Lit­tle needle­work shops have […]

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 […]

Maybe It Isn’t the Flu

Katie seems to be feel­ing a bit bet­ter. She slept through most of the day, and just got up a few min­utes ago (right at the end of my and Sam’s date) feel­ing like she could eat some­thing. Sol­id food, even! That’s progress. Since she did­n’t have any antivi­rals, I don’t think this was really […]

‘Partners in Necessity’ by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller

ETA: This oth­er­wise cryp­tic post was a response to a Plinky prompt that asked what book I’d take if I were called to jury duty today. I can’t imag­ine why their “share with blog” func­tion does­n’t include the prompt! I would­n’t wor­ry too much, as I can be fair­ly sure that I’ll nev­er be PICKED […]

Jane Austen/Other Book Recommendations?

Um, I’m want­i­ng some­thing to read, and the libraries are being very slow about ful­fill­ing my hold requests, so I’m look­ing for old stuff that’s good and prob­a­bly on the library shelf just wait­ing to be loved. I think I might try read­ing some Jane Austen, as I recent­ly real­ized that I nev­er have, and […]

Tired Now

I had a pain doc­tor appoint­ment last week but was­n’t up to going. So Sam resched­uled it for me, and I head­ed across town today. Appar­ent­ly, this was the day for “fit­ting in” every­body who has can­celed an appoint­ment in the last God­dess-knows-how-long, because I arrived to find no park­ing (even on the street in front […]

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