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

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Recap

Happy Sunday!  I hope it is at least.  I am wrapping up the readathon by simply waking up and getting Cedric Doggery to the vet.  So, how did I do? 6:30- 11:30: Cedric dominated my morning reading.  My plan for hour sprints with each item was screwed by him and his inability to poop.  MyRead more

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