Happy Birthday to J.R.R. Tolkien! The Professor was born on this day in 1892 in Orange Free State in what is now South Africa. Thought I spent yet another holiday at home alone, it was a pretty okay evening. I made plokkfiskur again, watched The Fellowship of the Ring, and finished reading The Return of … Continue reading Sunday Sum-up, January 3, 2020
It's the last Sunday Sum-Up of 2020. Here's to hoping that 2021 is a better year than 2020 was. I had a good Christmas, as far as Zoom Christmases go. We got online together around 9:30 on Christmas morning, and once my parents got their laptop oriented so that they weren't silhouetted by the sun's … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, December 27, 2020
November was a good month overall, though work kept me busy. We've had snow and rain and beautiful days, and Mina continues to be completely adorable. It's weird to think that both a year and a decade are coming to an end. In my mind, the 90s were still last week, but we're staring … Continue reading November Summary, December Preview
Thanks to bad weather and other family things going on at the opposite ends of the state, I did not go to my parents' house for Thanksgiving. Nor did I attend Thanksgiving dinner with my sister's family, who went to another part of the state entirely. I had that rarest of things: two days off … Continue reading Sunday Sum Up: December 1, 2019
My friends are great. They just roll with it when I text them random questions, such as this: "Are grapes berries?" I asked a friend this question on Tuesday. Her initial response was, "I wouldn't consider them berries", and so I declared them to be 'fruit, en masse'. When we got together on Wednesday (not … Continue reading Sunday Sum Up: November 24, 2019
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?
It's been a quiet week here, except for when lightning struck nearby and I thought something had exploded because the thunder was SO LOUD! But other than that, it's been quiet. And gloomy. It feels a bit like London outside with the clouds and the occasional rain. I'll take it, though. I'm down for some … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up
My favorite genre has always been fantasy, beginning when I was just a wee thing, and my dad read fairytales to me at bedtime. It wasn't long before I found The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and from there it was off to the races. Thanks to my little town's well-stocked public library … Continue reading Top Five Friday: Favorite Fantasy Books