Autobiographies, biographies, unauthorized biographies, memoirs. There’s nothing more the public likes that to read about other’s secrets. Especially if the others in question are rich and famous. I’m old enough to remember when then Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s son wrote a “tell-all” book about his life and his parents. Which was shocking. What was even … Continue reading Memoirs, biographies and non-fiction, oh my.
Happy New Year friends and welcome (belatedly) to 2023. Wow, seven days in and it's already been a roller coaster ride, hasn't it? The end of 2022 was just a free fall into crashing and burning. I won't bore you will the particulars but I'm back for a new year, new ideas, new books and … Continue reading 2023: Looking back and looking forward
We are now officially into the holiday shopping season. Christmas, Hannukah, Yule, Kwanzaa to name a few. No matter what holiday you're shopping for, (does Festivus need shopping days?) there's plenty of options that will appeal to the book lover in your life. Or as a well done to you after holiday shopping. Credit to … Continue reading Holiday shopping & readings
I know I discuss books and book related things here but today we're going to talk about the potential end of Twitter. I'm not getting into the do's and don'ts or any of the 'political' ramifications or reasons on the potential end of Twitter. I just want to talk about what the site meant to … Continue reading All Good things…
I'm assuming so. After all, there are books I read when I was much younger that don't impress me now. But there are books I read when I was younger that still captivate or, in certain cases, terrify me. Tastes change. Clothing styles, music, movies, food. A person's tastes change as they get older or … Continue reading Do literary tastes change?
Hello my ghosts and goolies, It’s near that time again, the first holiday in what begins the final three months of holidays. Also, my personal favorite, Halloween. A time when the weather gets cooler, the leaves begin to fall, the warm apple cider is brought out and we gorge on chocolate. There’s also campfires and … Continue reading It’s a Scream
It’s been a while friends, since we’ve had a Book Twitter controversy. While I was thinking about what to write this week, an American author wrote out a quote-tweeted thread giving her opinion on the differences between science fiction and fantasy. Now as a humble reader of books, my thoughts regarding the difference between science … Continue reading Why are people keeping gates anyway?
Just when you think you’ve seen all the cute bookish things, someone hands you something new and you must crow about it. My best friends handed me a package today as a belated birthday present. A lovely tablet cover with a journal and a set of multicolored fine tip felt pens. Anyone who knows me … Continue reading Journals AND books!
I really should be more organized. Book reviews are easy (HA!) Well, not easy but at least I know what I’m doing there. Read a book, review it, post onto blog. It’s these in between posts, where I’m supposed to be talking about other things, book related where I get a little lost. What I … Continue reading Organization? Don’t know them.
Welcome back my friends! Already it is near the middle of August and here we are. I've bought so many good books this past month, and read even more and I can't wait to share them with you. First, my trip to London was wonderful! I had so much fun and visited so many historic … Continue reading There and back again