You are no doubt unsurprised by the fact that I have a stack of books I mean to go on Amazon or Goodreads or both and post a review. Why haven’t I? Well, there are baby birds to feed and a house to clean and laundry to do and, oh yeah, writing to catch up with. Sheesh. Continue reading “Tweet What You Read”
Books give us a lot of escapism and inspiration. All the books I read I want to go review online. But for some reason, I don’t Just Do It. By the time I think about it, I have forgotten what it was about the book that I wanted to say. And I am several books past that read. Continue reading “Reading Pleasure”
This time last week, I worried about getting a short story finished and submitted, cleaning the house for a party, and doing better by my birds. Then, Friday night, I started seeing a flash of light in my left eye when I blinked. I expected it to go away, but so far it’s still with me. I posted about it on my personal page on Facebook and got reactions from panic (Retina Damage!) to calm and wise (Don’t worry too much but do get it checked out). Continue reading “Life Changes”
Besides reading books, I like to fill my driving time with audiobooks. Right now, I’m finishing up The House of Secrets by Brad Metzler and Tod Goldberg. I love the narration by Scott Brick and January LaVoy. But the best part is the dive into early American history, the complex relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, and the suggestion that we Americans have not been taught all the truth that lays there between the pages of history. Continue reading “The Villain of the Piece”
You didn’t realize that when I joined a book club, so did you, in an off-handed way. I can’t believe the books I am reading that I never would have picked up without the requirement to read these for the club. Oh, the places I’ve gone. Really. I suggest you find a local book club and join up and even if you can’t get to the meetings, read the books! We have one over-achiever in the club who reads all the books nominated! Continue reading “Book Club Books”
I bought a passel of Holiday Romance books to keep me in the seasonal spirit from Christmas to Twelfth Night. For one reason or another, I didn’t get through them all. But I have read a few that really gave me the right feels for the time of year. Continue reading “Still Enjoying Holiday Books”
An advantage to Facebook and Scribophile is the ability to play weird games that would be much less fun face to face. Imagine getting out lists of silly words, one for each letter of the alphabet and one for each month of the year, and having your friends at a party tell you what their porn star name would be, based on the month they were born and the first letter of their last name. Not enough alcohol in the world to make that funny.