So, I (at least) found it fun when y'all chimed in and voted with me on what to read in May. And you know what, you were right. I loved both books I read. Want to play again? These are the books I'm thinking of adding to my TBR pile. The Book Thief by Markus… Continue reading Help me pick another book from my backlog!
So, this last month, I've gobbled up some books using my usual coping techniques. Losing FeistyPants and BoyBlue—though I knew it was right that they go home—was pretty much like a dagger to the heart. Rather than actually face that mess, I just gave myself permission to sink into some books and let it all… Continue reading Awesome Reads!
Do you ever not buy a book you want? For those of you who know my book buying habits, you might be surprised that I occasionally exercise any form of self-control. However, I recently bought a book that I had been wanting since before it's release. This one in fact: And you know what? I… Continue reading Books: Want
I've never really understood why someone would answer that question with listing a visit to the locker room or stealing stuff or what not. But here I am reading The Invisible Man and can't help but thinking about it. The thing is--we are who we are regardless of whether people are around. In a lot of ways,… Continue reading What would you do if you were invisible?
Back again for our new round of hero vs hero. Literary crush vs. literary crush. Captain Blood has, so far, taken the win for the first two rounds. Captain Blood: once a slave then a pirate then a ... what it a governor? Something like that, but ultimately, Captain Blood is the lover of his… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin
This whole To Be Read thing has been interesting. I have jumped ship twice on my goal. I was lured away by The 5th Wave and then picked up Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Now I'm not done with my list yet, but I've been thinking how its been surprising that it wasn't that hard… Continue reading The To Be Read Experiment…
The last time I played this game it was Captain Blood vs. The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the winner was Captain Blood. This time we'll put Captain Blood up against the hero from a recent read. And guess what? Turns out I have another pulp hero in my recent reads. Tarzan! So, Tarzan predates Captain Blood… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan
When times are hard for me, I curl up with a book. And reading, so long a habit with me, is like sliding into the book itself, sliding into another world, sliding into an escape. Which is just what I need when times are rough. And the other day, I set aside my own writing… Continue reading Curling into a book…
Back in the bright red dawn of time when children didn't have their own DVD collections, when blurays and DVRs were just lights shining in the eyes of their creators, I waited at Christmas to see my favorite shows on the TV (without a remote) when they were actually scheduled. I actually had to sit through… Continue reading Book Review: A Christmas Carol
So, this isn't my first time reading Tarzan. I've actually read 3.5 books of the series. Did you know that it's a series? With 24 books?! I didn't when I read the first one. And I was PISSED at the end. Turns out the story most of us know actually covers the first couple of books. I… Continue reading Book Review: Tarzan of the Apes