Recollection Wednesday: Orlando Memories

I depart for Orlando in a few days!  Getting ready for the trip has me thinking back to last year’s conference, which was one of the events that prompted me to both start this blog and adopt Cedric Doggery.  It has me thinking of the last time I went to Orlando at the age ofRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Recollection Wednesday is the day I look back and where I have been as a reader, writer, knitter, person, etc.  Typically it will be connected to a book I have read in the past.  By past I mean, not this week.  This is still not a book review, but like with many book clubs, theRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Neverwhere

Welcome to Night Vale is unique in that it is a fictional podcast that led to a book.  Fictional podcasts are rare enough, but they are fun.  What I find is far more typical is that fictional books are read over a podcast.  It is far more typical for the book to be written firstRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Gone Girl

I read Gone Girl with my real-life book club.  I hadn’t expected to enjoy it, but read it made me remember how much I love suspense/thrillers.  I can’t even remember my objection to it now, but I read it only a year after it came out.  Heads up, I am going to talk about the ending.Read more

Recollection Wednesday: Dark Sun

It took me about a year to read Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb.  It’s not that I didn’t like the topic, it’s that I don’t care enough about the science.  There is a lot going on in the book.  You have the science going on in this book.  A LOT OF SCIENCE.  NotRead more

Recollection Wednesday: A Walk In The Woods

I admit it, I only readA Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail a few weeks ago.  As soon as I did, I knew I needed to read Wild as well.  I have read other Bryson books (and talked about them here).  I have read other ‘journey’ stories.  The two books wereRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Bad Feminist

I have identified myself as a feminist since I was about 18.  Am I a good feminist?  I never thought about it until I read Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist last year.  In the end, I still can’t answer the question and I don’t care if I am a good one or a bad one.  I am aRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Jane Slayre

Between Jane Eyre and Jane Steele, there was another take on this story that is worth mentioning- Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist. Did you know I was a fan of vampire novels?  Even more so, did you know I love vampire slayer stories? Jane Slayre came from the same world as PrideRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Sex and the City

The beauty of being from one generation, but on the cusp of the other, (Gen X, and Millennial respectively) is that I can identify my romantic life from the way both generations function.  Even more so because I don’t really fall into place with either generation.  I remain on the edge of both.  I don’tRead more

Recollection Wednesday: In the Garden of Beasts

I only read In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin last year. This is one of the books that has contributed to my World War 2 burn out.  When I compare this to other books I have read by Larson, this is actually one of the weaker books.  ItRead more