EMPIRE OF WILDCherie DimalineA First Nation's Rogarou tale of lost love and salvation.(CWs below) You know, I wish I had picked a different title to start with here. I read Cherie Dimaline's Empire of Wild over the course of several months. That ARC *lived* in my backpack, just waiting to be picked up again. It … Continue reading Review – Empire of Wild
I've yet to get started on my big plans for this site. Part of it's Real Life™ - I'm managing one my offspring's last year in high school - he's virtual schooling at this point, which is fine, but he's always here, and this has been a hard year, so I get interacted with a … Continue reading Notes on WordPress – Pressing Frustration
2020 is certainly a year for the books, but for me, not one for books. One of my greatest frustrations this year as a bookseller has been a lack of time or energy for reading and reviewing books. Real life was hard, somehow reading was also hard. One of the perks of being a book … Continue reading Adventures in Reviewland
Well, in true 2020 style, I'm off on a new adventure. I'm on sabbatical from the indie bookstore I've worked at for a decade. The turn of the year will mark the end of my time with them. Time for a change. I'm excited about the possibilities. And it is refreshing to have time to … Continue reading New Life Ahead
Welcome to my corner of the world, in all its glory/inglory. This is where I work, every day, right now. This is my social distancing. It's an odd space, reworked to be a hangout spot, but now where the Pete the Cat lives and where I work from home for the bookstore I'm employed with, … Continue reading Day to Day
I'm looking at you, 2020, in particular. -.- Hopefully an update soon.
...but I keep trying.
Getting back in the swing of things. Posting reviews for books on Edelweiss, now off to review on Amazon, for the writers. Working on my own writing, slowly. Perhaps I'll finish my novel in the next year or two.
At this point I'm wed to finishing this novel, but I'm worried it's gonna take years. I've been working on it for years, off and on, and the tangled narrative clearly demonstrates this. I'm trying to be patient with myself, non-judgemental, but I am honestly intimidated. This thing is a mess. There's uneven voice, pacing, … Continue reading Such a Mess
Time. There isn't any. Or rather, there's not enough. I've been working retail for years, now, and while it's a good job at an indie bookstore, it's hella hard work and tiring. And I'm a single mom, "unevenly yoked" (his ironic words) to an ex who doesn't step it up and do his part. So … Continue reading Time