24 Hour Read-A-Thon: So It Begins

Good morning!  It is 6:48am on Saturday and I am starting Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  Cedric, as per usual, has dictated when things happen.  He refuses to poop so we are on the sofa listening to an audiobook (rather than watching tv).  I have been creating a list of books that I am going toRead more

The TBR Pile: How I Actually Get Books

I have a massive TBR shelf.  In fact, it is technically a bookcase and a pile and 2 ebook readers.  I actually spend very little money on books.  For me, buying a copy means I love it so much I want to keep it incase I need to read it again.  Either that or IRead more

Weekly Meeting: Clearing the Queue

Book Read: The Bridegroom Eating and Drinking Tea I got from Capital Tea while I was in DC The book I finished this week was part of the Book Lust Challenge and the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.  I mention this so you can understand that I love challenges.  I do National Novel Writing MonthRead more

Leaving on a Jet Plane- Reading While Travelling

I m sitting in a hotel in Washington DC for the WikiCon USA conference writing this.  This is becoming one of my favorite conferences to attend since it is all about Wikipedia. I am one of those readers who brings many books to read while away.  This is why I like having ebook readers.  It isRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Anticipation Was More Enjoyable Than the Book

Book Finished: The Girl in the Spider’s Web Eating and Drinking: Leftover take out Hard Apple Cider Carly Simon sung about anticipation.  Rocky Horror Picture Show makes you wait for Dr. Frankenfurter to finish the word.  Readers feel it each time they wait for another book to come out in their favorite series. I loveRead more

My Favorite Authors – AKA TAKE MY MONEY!

Last week I told you about my Pride and Prejudice obsession.  If I see a pretty or important copy of P&P, I will give you my money.  There are actually quite a few authors I will order books from.  This list is not just those I will read without question.  These are authors I loveRead more

Book Club of One Weekly Meeting: Science Fiction, Double Feature…

Books Read: Prelude to Foundation Dealing with Dragons Eating and Drinking Wine spritzer with raspberries Bacon and sun dried tomato bread pocket from The Purple Carrot bakery. Ok, these are not BOTH science fiction.  One is sci-fi and one is fantasy.  It’s a critical difference.  Even in sci-fi, there is a sub-genre of science fantasy.Read more

You have how many copies of Pride & Prejudice?

I *LOVE* Pride and Prejudice.  I love most Jane Austen books (not Sense & Sensibility- I just… can’t).  In close second is Persuasion.  The reason P&P comes first is because it was my first.  It was the first piece of adult literature I chose to read.  Before this I had been forced by teachers  toRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 10- As You Wish (Guest Post)

This week I am taking a break and my friend Christi is writing the post. Books finished: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride Eating and Drinking: Drinking coffee and debating on eating something more substantial like my husbands left over cheese quesadillas with sweet potato fries. Playing in theRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 9 – Truth?

Books finished: The Truth According to Us Eating and Drinking: It’s Rosh Hashanah so Apples and Honey! I was thrilled when I saw Barrows on a list of authors speaking at Book Expo.  It was for a librarians-only lunch and I RSVPed right away.  I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  LOVED.  DebbieRead more