At a recent meeting of my book club, one of my friends told us about how a guy friend was teaching her how to play Dungeons and Dragons and had suggested that she read Robert Jordan's Eye of the World, the first installment of the Wheel of Time series. I refrained from rolling my eyes … Continue reading I Want to Start Reading Adult Fantasy, But Where Do I Start?
What do you do with a year like 2017? Politically, it's been a dumpster fire almost from the start with enough insanity to make you laugh manically, sob hysterically, or in many cases, run for office because you can't stand what's going on. Looking at the mess politicians are making of the wider world almost … Continue reading Year in Review- 2017
Is there anything more fun to do on a Friday night than spending forty-five minutes trying to figure out what has gone terribly wrong with your camera or editing software before figuring out that you merely changed a camera setting, and that's why things are wonky? So that was my Friday night. Part of it, … Continue reading June Summary and July Preview
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 322 pages Published January 10, 2017 From Goodreads: At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening … Continue reading Review: The Bear and the Nightingale
I can't complain about the weather this time. It's been absolutely gorgeous. No one is running their air conditioners, everyone's windows are open, and the neighborhood kids are spending their evenings outside. Fireflies are everywhere, and so too, it seems are playful dogs. In other words, it's practically paradise around here. I've been taking advantage … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up
First off, the bad news: I have, as of tonight, run out of my stock of Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane green tea. Tragedy, right? My favorite decaf tea, and it's seasonal. Now it's true that I could very sweetly ask my friend who lives just miles from the Celestial Seasonings headquarters (she's the one … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Fireflies