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

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

Weekly Meeting: Lumberjanes vol. 1

Challenges: None, this was an exciting birthday gift from Emily. What You Should Know: This is a graphic novel.  In this case a 4 volume collection of the comicbook.  It is not a complete story. It is a fast read, but you need to look at the illustrations to understand the story. It won 2Read more

10 Books That Make Me Happy

There are books I love and books I hate.  There are books that do nothing for me.  There are books that destroyed me emotionally, but I still love.  There are books I wish I never read.  There are books that draw me in so much that I get depressed when they get depressed; happy whenRead more

I Read It So You Don’t Have To: Life and Death

OMG- Life and Death suuuuuuuuccccckkkkkss A confession: I am the reason my sister, Katie, is obsessed with Twilight.  I am sure if I had not done it, someone else would have.  Still, it was me because I am an addict.  Twilight hit just as Harry Potter ended (for me).  The thrill of a series is just as much aboutRead more

Weekly Meeting:The Tsar of Love and Techno

Part of Which Challenges: Conference Read Down What You Should Know: This book is a series of interconnected short stories. It takes place in the USSR/Russia Discussion: There were no discussion questions for this book, it was just released.  Discussion guides are typically released with the book when it is expected that Book Clubs willRead more

Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge Recap

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. It turns out I never even mentioned the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.  I must have started an entry and then got sidetracked.  It happens often.  I made it a page, but not an actual blog entry.  You can see the page if you want. Even thoughRead 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

Weekly Meeting: The Secret Chord

Part of Which Challenges: The Conference Read Down – got this at Book Expo What You Should Know: This is not David the hero/king.  David is not often beloved. In fact, his flaws are often highlighted. Trigger warning for Tamar’s rape.  It was brutal. There is also an acknowledgement of Bathsheba’s rape There is aRead 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