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

Weekly Meeting: Outlander

Part of Which Challenges: Book Lust Book Riot Read Harder What You Should Know: This is not really a romance book.  Sex scenes are understated and rare in the first 1/2 of the book.  It fits into many different genres The TV is pretty faithful to the book given the different methods of storytelling. ThereRead more

I Wish I had Skipped That Book

This is a tale of books that I wish I had skipped.  This is about the flip side of books I love.  This is about the books that annoyed me, insulted me, or I merely couldn’t finish. It take a lot for me to give up on a book.  For the Book Lust challenge, IRead more

Weekly Meeting: Boy Meets Boy

This book is part of the following challenges: Book Lust Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge I am trying something different.  I am playing with ideas on how to change things around for 2016.  Like with most book clubs, I get distracted when talking about the book of the week.  I will talk more about theRead more

My Writing – National Novel Writing Month

It’s November and, for me, that means it’s National Novel Writing Month.  This is year 12 for me and for the first time, in a long time, I am writing something original. This year I am working on a mystery novel about a serial killer in an academic library.  In no way is my lifeRead more

Weekly Meeting: Killing Mr. Griffin

Part of Which Challenges Technically, part of the Book Lust challenge, but listed in Book Crush. What you should know: This is a YA suspense novel It was originally published in 1978 If you read a current edition you may notice a few changes October is officially over.  Here in Lowell, things are moving quickly.  CedricRead 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

Weekly Meeting: A Few of Memoirs and Reviewing October

Books Discussed: You’re Never Weird on the Internet Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Eating and Drinking: Chai tea from Mill No. 5 with keylime and ginger almonds I like celebrity memoirs.  Primarily because the celebrities that interest me are funny people or because it’s a micro-memoir (see Christi’s meeting for As You Wish).  JustRead more

My Parents Made Me The Reader I Am Today

My first book related memory is learning to read with my parents.  I remember sitting on my father’s lap and reading Ramona the Pest.  I must have been about 5 years old at the time.  I am not entirely sure the memory is accurate.  It doesn’t matter, this was a common occurrence during my childhood.Read more

Weekly Meeting: A Bunch of Non-Fiction

Read: Salt: A World History The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary Bull Run Eating and Drinking: A salad and water (OMG I have no more room- went to an Octoberfest event in town and ate sausage and drank beer.) This is going to be a short meeting post.  I amRead more