I've just finished up my latest read - The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, expect a review soon - and I've used online random number generators to pick my next two books. To be honest, I tried a few times, just out of curiosity, but these are the first and the last choices. I was … Continue reading RNG and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
UNTAMEDGlennon DoyleGreat thoughts couched in personal narrative. It's hard for me to separate how I feel about Untamed as a reviewer and how I feel about its place in my life. I picked it up at just the right time, when life was swirling into a deep eddy of chaos and uncertainty. I needed help, … Continue reading Review – Untamed
Dad died, and that's obviously affected things. I'm reading, thinking of writing, making some headway, but also sometimes not. More soon.
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.