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

Weekly Meeting: The Witches: Salem, 1692

This week: The Witches: Salem, 1692 Challenges:  The Conference Read Down What You Should Know: This is a micro-history of what happened in New England.  This means Schiff is looking beyond the actual accusations and trials.  She puts it all in context of time, place and people. I love this book and was so excited asRead more

Book Lust Challenge 2015 review

It was a good year for me and my Book Lust Challenge.  With about 125 books read this past year, 20% of them were listed in Book Lust.  Here are the titles: Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle Flying Colours Salt: A World History The Bridegroom: StoriesRead more

Weekly Meeting: Library of Souls

Challenges: Technically none, but I did get a sample of this What You Should Know: This is the final in a trilogy. It was inspired by those classic photos of levitating children and other tricks of photography from when the medium was new. I am giving away a poster of this book to the firstRead more

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