tree wolf image by chic2view on 123RF.com It's Wyrd & Wonder month so I'm going to do a fantasy version of the Bookish Memory Check, another chance for me to see exactly how bad my memory is and pretend it's funny instead of worrying. The rules: Go to your Goodreads ‘fantasy’ + ‘read’ shelfSort by randomTest your memory… Continue reading Bookish Memory Check: It’s All a Fantasy!
tree wolf image by chic2view on 123RF.com Wyrd & Wonder is “an annual geek-out over all things fantasy”, hosted by Imyril, Lisa, Jorie, Ariana and Annemieke. It's my second time participating, I absolutely loved it last year. I'm a bit busier this time around so I'll try to be more realistic about my goals. The realistic goals: read 5… Continue reading Wyrd & Wonder – Best Laid Plans
It's Valentine's Day so I'm doing a romance version of the Bookish Memory Check! The rules: Go to your Goodreads ‘romance’ + ‘read’ shelfSort by randomTest your memory on the top five books The Boys on the Rock by John Fox My memory:Uh, I barely remember anything. It's about two boys and there's a beach.… Continue reading Bookish Memory Check – the Romance edition
Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his… Continue reading Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Maybe I pick bad books or maybe I don't read enough female authors; but I'm always pleasantly surprised at well written female friendships. One of the best things about Uprooted is the friendship between Agnieszka and Kasia. It's not one of those 'we're friends even though nothing we ever do shows that', but it's also… Continue reading How to write a friendship – Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Reading plans don't always work out but they're always fun to make. So let's go! Challenges: Goodreads: 50 books - years ago I would do at least a 100 each year and it wasn't an issue at all but life has changed and now 50 is a challenge - last year I didn't get there,… Continue reading 2022 Reading Plans and Hopes
I didn't read or blog as much as I meant to this year, but I wanted to write this post to remember the good moments of my reading year. My favorite books of the year are... The Cruel Prince was a big surprise to me, I heard about it so much for years but the… Continue reading 2021 Wrap Up
ARTWORK by Liu Zishan from 123RF.com In honor of the SciFiMonth, it's time for the science fiction version of the Bookish Memory Check! The rules: Go to your Goodreads ‘sci-fi’ + ‘read’ shelfSort by randomTest your memory on the top five books Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold (Vorkosigan Saga #5.1-5.3) My memory:I think this is one of… Continue reading Bookish Memory Check – the SciFi edition
In the past few months I've found a new job and had quite a bit of reader's block but now my motivation has returned so I'm back to reading and blogging. I'm also back to doing challenges - the subgenres challenge and One Book, One Idea have been waiting for me to get a move… Continue reading Back to blogging: October 2021 Wrap Up!
The Bridges of Madison County is the story of Robert Kincaid, a world-class photographer, and Francesca Johnson, an Iowa farm wife. Kincaid, fifty-two, is a photographer for National Geographic. A strange, almost mystical traveler of Asian deserts, distant rivers, and ancient cities, he is a man who feels out of harmony with time. Francesca Johnson,… Continue reading The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller