Want a good way to confuse your smartphone? Live 1,000 or more miles from the nearest ocean or sea and download an app that tells you when tides will be high or low. Watch it try to find the nearest beaches and give you locations in both Massachusetts and Texas. Tidal schedules will be more … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up- September 8, 2019
In which the realities of 2019 trample the good intentions of 2018.
It's been a stormy week around here. A series of systems have brought a lot of storms our way, which makes for great sleeping weather assuming there isn't a lot of thunder and lightning. Which there was. Suffice it to say that the past seven days haven't always been the best for getting a good … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 05/26/2019
State of the ARC is a meme hosted by Avalinah’s Books in which we round up our ARCs and attempt to wrangle them into something approaching order. Sometimes it’s like herding cats. I only had one advance review copy for the month of April, and that was Wayfinding by M.R. O'Connor. It's a nonfiction … Continue reading State of the Arc, April 2019
I don't do resolutions for the new year, but I do like to develop a list of goals for the year. Mostly, they're achievable, but sometimes I don't accomplish them. Oops. So here are some of my 2019 goals. Some are bookish, some are not. Reading Challenge: Goodreads has not asked me to set … Continue reading 2019 Goals
I've seen the 'Try a Chapter Challenge' on several BookTube channels, and because I have several books that have been sitting on my shelves for quite some time, unread and routinely forgotten about, I thought I would give it a try. The idea of the challenge is to read the first chapter from a book … Continue reading Try a Chapter Challenge, pt. 1
Since joining NetGalley and getting my first set of approvals for ARCs, I've been giving more thought to how I rate the books I've read. I've been rating books since I joined Goodreads in the summer of 2012, but I haven't given them starred ratings here on my blog until this month. Why the discrepancy? … Continue reading How I Rate Books
Admittedly, I've never been one of the Cool Kids. When the rest of my classmates were reading Goosebumps or teen romances (or nothing at all), I was reading Tolkien, Stephen King, or whatever fantasy author caught my eye. Even going to the library was a sign of uncool nerdiness, and I was on a … Continue reading On Not Liking What Everybody Else Likes