Recollection Wednesday: Notes from a Small Island

I have only had a chance to read a few Bill Bryson books.  Of those few, Notes from a Small Island is my favorite.  I read this before I went to the UK.  I only read it because it was listed in one of the Book Lust books. Even though I had not been planning my tripRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Quiet

I am an introvert.  Technically, I am an INTJ.  It surprises some people to learn that I am introverted.  Here is the secret: I was trained to act an extrovert.  This is not uncommon and the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking talks a lot about how this may notRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Maus 1 & 2

The first graphic novel I ever read was actually 2 graphic novels: Maus, I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History and Maus II : And Here My Troubles Began. I was about sixteen or seventeen and deeply immersed in Holocaust literature and memoirs.  I am pretty sure if was part of my religious school education, not myRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Bridget Jones’s Diary

When I rail against Chick Lit it’s not because I have never read the genre.  I dislike it primarily because I have read a lot of it.  I am a woman and a reader.  Some great modern novels technically fit in the genre and for good reasons.  That being said, some of the best transcendRead more

Recollect Wednesday: The Survivors

This week my Wednesday selection is connected to the weekly meeting.  The Survivors was a book I discovered a few years ago at Book Expo.  I was actually with Christi that year and it wasn’t this book the publisher was promoting, it was the second in the series.  They gave a discount on the app forRead more

Recollect Wednesday: Left for Dead

I wanted to talk about Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest before the big movie comes out in a few weeks.  What movie you ask?  Everest, which actually came out in September.  The reason I didn’t write this then was because I wasn’t doing this type of post back them.  I don’t suspect many peopleRead more

Recollection Wednesday: The Maze Runner

I am starting the 2016 changes to the blog.  I think I am ready to try posting 3 times a week.  Weekly meetings will be on Monday and other topics will move from Thursday to Friday.  This opens up Wednesday for a few things.  ‘I Read So You Don’t Have To’ posts will be oneRead more