Top 10 Books I Read in 2016

Obviously there are still a few weeks left in 2016 and I am still reading good books through the month, but I am pretty sure I can tell you the top 10 books I have read in 2016.  I have, so far, read 126 books this year and I hope to get in another 9Read more

Harry Potter Re-Read Coming in June!

I may have mentioned this already, but at the end of June I am going to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with my family. We are all very excited, except maybe my mother.  She is excited for different reasons.  She is the only one of the 5 of us who has not readRead more

My Book Addiction: Knitting Books

One of the many reasons I listen to audiobooks is because I knit.  It is difficult to manage a print or ebook when you have knitting needles in your hands or you are looking at a pattern on a tablet screen. Knitting patterns are not difficult to find online.  In fact, many amazing patterns areRead more

No More Nazi Books!

I am so tired of reading books about Nazis and World War 2.  SOOOOOO TIRED!  This can be extended to the Holocaust, the beginning of Nazi Germany, World War 2 in the European theater, WW2 in the Asian theater, WW2 impact on other countries, WW2 veterans after WW2.  I have been reading these books mostRead more

Book Karma

Karma is not what you think it is.  Every time something shitty happens to someone shitty, that is NOT karma.  Karma doesn’t pay off in this life, but in the next.  As I meet more authors and more readers in the world, I have realized how we treat books and authors is its own formRead more

Childhood Reading: Sweet Valley High

All this talk about YA and Middle School got me thinking about the books I read as a child.   I think I was in 5th grade when I discovered Sweet Valley High books.  My Girl Scout troop had a small library that we stocked with the books we all wanted to trade.  I gave upRead more

To Keep or Give Up: Book Hoarding

I am 90% sure I could become a hoarder.  Primarily, a book hoarder.  You know hoarders- the people who have their own TV show on A&E.  These are people who can’t seem to get rid of anything they bring into their homes.  Typically it’s disgusting, but every so often there seems to be someone whoRead more

I *Heart* Graphic Novels

I didn’t read comics as a kid.  I simply didn’t find them interesting.  I enjoyed cartoon movies and TV shows, but I never translated that enjoyment to books.  I don’t think it was ever a restriction.  There were few restrictions on my reading aside from age-appropriate material.  Even as I got older, that one fadedRead more

See the Move THEN Read the Book?

Adapting a book to movie or TV show is notoriously difficult.  It is even harder to do the opposite, which is why novelization isn’t even a thing anymore.  It was big in the 80s if you are curious.  As a reader I often find myself in the position where I have already read a bookRead more

My Childhood: Stephen King

I was about fourteen when I first read Carrie.  I remember spending a few hours on the couch and consuming the entire book before the end of the day.  I had never been that engrossed in any book before.  Reading an entire book in one day was something I had never done before at that pointRead more