It's been an interesting past couple of weeks, with plans going awry and being put into place at almost the last minute. And in this liminal space between Christmas and New Year's Day, I've been working hard to finish projects before the stroke of midnight tonight. So I'll be back to properly writing again soon … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Given that the last time I was sick was January 2020, I'd forgotten how long it takes for me to recover from a cold. It's not fun. I'd like to not do it again for a while. And I'm doubly glad that I've gotten both my Covid and flu shots. Obligatory Mina Photo: I pulled … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: December 18, 2022
After the success of my previous go at the Try a Chapter Challenge, I decided to do it again, only with some of the library books I had on my StoryGraph TBR. So I stopped at my usual branch of the public library and picked up another handful of books so I could read the … Continue reading Try A Chapter Challenge #2
Into the West (The Founding of Valdemar #2) by Mercedes LackeyFantasy368 pagesExpected publication date: December 13, 2022 Though the people of Baron Valdemar's lands have fled the tyrannical empire, they have more problems ahead of them. With 15,000 people having magically and suddenly appeared on the shores of Crescent Lake, the lake and its surroundings … Continue reading Book Review: Into the West
It's Sunday, and I've been sick with a nasty cold for the past four days. I've been reading now and then, but I have not been up to writing much of anything. So we'll get caught up next week. In the meantime, please enjoy this photo of Mina, who has had a much better week … Continue reading So It’s Sunday….
How is it that November always goes so quickly? Most of the month was cold and windy, seasoned with snow flurries and a bit of rain. We could use some more precipitation around here, so if anyone wants to send us some of their snow or rain, I'd appreciate it. Having fire weather in winter … Continue reading November Summary, December Preview
It's been a blustery week around here with the kind of wind that makes it difficult to open doors, keep hats on, and otherwise go about one's business outside. So I stayed inside on the windy days and took advantage of the less windy afternoon on my day off to do a bit of Christmas … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: December 4, 2022
StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to remind me that it’s there and to show it to you in case you find it interesting, too. Even Though I Knew the Endby C.L. Polk176 pagesPublished November 8, 2022 From … Continue reading StoryGraph Saturday: Even Though I Knew the End
Like most readers, I own a lot of unread books. It's hard to resist cheap, interesting-looking books at the used bookstore or the library sale shelves. But as I have limited shelf space for new(er) books, I need to go through them now and then and get rid of the books I'm not going to … Continue reading Try a Chapter Challenge
Just a quick update today, and nothing about books. Between work, travel, and spending time with friends and family, I barely had time to myself, so I read almost nothing. I'll talk about what little I read last week in next week's sum-up. This time around, I'll talk about, let's be honest, the only thing … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: November 27, 2022