Though nonfiction is often regarded as dry and dull, the best nonfiction books are as interesting as the best novels. And the cool thing is that the stories are true. According to my StoryGraph information I read thirty-seven nonfiction books in 2020, ranging from a book about how the language use on the internet changes … Continue reading Best Books of 2020: Nonfiction
Classic Remarks is a meme hosted by Krysta and Brianna at Pages Unbound. Each week, they pose a question about classic works of literature in order for readers to engage in a continuing conversation about elements of classic literature, the literary ‘canon’, and the timelessness of story. If you’re interested in participating, you can find … Continue reading Classic Remarks: What Contemporary Book Do You Think Will Become a Classic?
The Mirror and the Light (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy #3) by Hilary Mantel Historical Fiction 784 pages First published March 10, 2020 by Henry Holt & Company "Every story is a ghost story," Dame Hilary Mantel has said, and it's never more true than it is in her twice-Booker Prize-winning trilogy devoted to the life of … Continue reading Book Review: The Mirror and the Light
So. That was a week. Here's a day-by-day rundown, because that's what it needs. Sunday: I spent the morning in debate: do I stay home because of COVID-19, or do I go to the Black Lives Matter demonstration at the capitol in the afternoon? Eventually, I had to act as my conscience dictated and went … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: June 7, 2020
Remember last weekend, how I wanted a reset to see about having a better week? Well, I had a better week, mostly. A rainy holiday weekend, easy days of work, and I've been sleeping better. So for me, a great week. Obligatory Mina Photo: Don't let that adorable face and those big eyes fool you. … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: May 31, 2020
Another week has gone swiftly by. We're slowly going back to our regular hours at work, which is strange to get used to again after a month of four-day workweeks. What else is weird is getting used to wearing masks most of the day. The ones I use like to slide upward while I talk, … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: May 17, 2020
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read! The Mirror and … Continue reading Goodreads Monday: The Mirror and the Light