There's nothing better than a summertime read that so thoroughly describes the tragic, horrific event of an ocean pier falling and taking human life with it. The title of this short story collection by Mark Haddon (and consequently, the title of the first of these stories) is so simplistic, so matter of fact, yet no detail between the … Continue reading Summer Reading Challenge 2016: The Pier Falls and Other Stories
Happy Sunday friends! I'm starting today with Mark Haddon's recently published short story collection, The Pier Falls, and I'm greatly enjoying it. Which is a little strange to say, because these stories are tragic and disastrous. Reading sorrowful stories and deciding whether to hate or empathize with characters who are fighting to survive situations they put themselves, … Continue reading Word of the Moment: Detente
Is summer my favorite season for reading? No. But it is one of four of my favorite seasons for reading; like the fall is for school, summer is for books. It calls for cleaning out To Be Read (TBR) lists, looking for what's new on the shelves of bookstores (and in publishers' calendars), and seeking … Continue reading Summer Reading Challenge 2016: An Introduction
I had hoped not to be so terrible with posting during the last few days, but alas, Thanksgiving festivities kept me from my blog duties. Thankfully a new month is starting tomorrow, which means time will be spent scheduling, goal making, and organizing within the next few days. For now, here is the wrap-up of my November … Continue reading RC2015 – November II: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Good afternoon readers. Yes, I have completed the first half of my November Reading Challenge, and I am quite happy about it. I sipped on a Cappuccino while I lazily sat reading this morning as I finished Why Not Me?, and no, not a Cappuccino from a quaint, cozy coffee shop; a delicious powdered mix spooned into … Continue reading RC2015 – November I: Why Not Me?
Good morning and happy Sunday! Also, happy Daylight Saving Time and first day of NaNoWriMo, NaBloPoMo, and all the other November Writing Challenges. I did have to manually set back one wall clock as well as the stove clock and my coffee maker clock, but of course my gadgets did it automatically. Oh, I need … Continue reading RC2015 – November Intro