February Re-Cap and Looking Toward March

I am moving these monthly recap posts to an end-of-the-month stand-alone post. First, here is what I said I would read in February: Holes– Done! The Aeneid – Done! Smile – Done! Dreaming in Cuban – Done! Blanche on the Lam – moving to remainder’s list.  I started it, but didn’t finish. What of that remainders list: The MartianRead more

Goodbye Grammy…

My grandmother, Grammy, passed away yesterday.  I wanted to write a tribute to her for the blog, but I have been struggling with it.  I am almost 40 and, until this weekend, I had 4 living grandparents.  Grammy was my father’s mother.  I have written in the past about my father’s influence on my reading.Read more

Weekend Special: Me! Published! YAY!

It has been a crazy week.  Actually, so far every week this year has been a crazy week.  Some of it good stuff and some of it bad.  This week had a bunch of both.  For example, my tenure application has been unanimously accepted by the most difficult committee to get through.  The other good newsRead more

Special Announcement: TUMBLR!

I have been playing with the idea of starting a Tumblr to compliment the blog.  Why?  To share things related to the books I read.  Also, reasons. Aside from fun things (and things I want to buy related to books), blog updates will also be posted there. Anyway, check it out.  Have some fun.  LeaveRead more

2015 Reading In Review

It is officially the end of 2015.  OK, there are a few more days.  It is just Christmas Day today.  I hope everyone has enjoyed the holiday season, no matter what holiday they celebrate.  I celebrated with Cedric Doggery, knitting, Chinese food, and watching Harry Potter movies.  It was 67 degrees here too.  It hasRead more

Taking Suggestions

As we close in on the end of 2015, I am thinking of the future of this blog.  I am sure you have noticed some of the changes.  I am trying to be more focused with the weekly meeting entries.  Rather than just ranting about a random topic, I am attempting to focus on theRead more