Weekly Reading: The World of Ice and Fire

I have spent a lot of tv time this summer watching YouTube videos about Game of Thrones.  Not the show, I have HBO for that.  I mean videos recapping episodes, exploring theories, and explaining the history of the universe Martin built.  As I build my own universe for writing a series, I like to seeRead more

Weekly Reading: Nora Roberts

For the past couple of months I have been reading 3 Nora Roberts books- the Dream Trilogy.  The three books are Daring to Dream, Holding the Dream, and Finding the Dream.  I don’t typically read romance books and these three books were the only Nora Roberts books I have ever read. The first book is 20 years oldRead more

Weekly Reading: Vampires!

This week I got back into some vampire fiction by reading The Fall, which is the second book in the Strain trilogy.  You are probably aware of the show on FX that starts season 3 in a few days… or may have started already.  I can’t keep up. I have been reading vampire books and watchingRead more

Reading Monday: Your Probably Already Read This One…

This week I finally tackled The Martian– finally! I saw the movie like a month ago when it finally aired on HBO.  You are probably not surprised that I loved both the book and the movie.  Probably because most of you enjoyed both. This was not the only book I finished this week, I also finished TheRead more

Reading Monday: I Gave It Up A Book and Went to the Beach

I decided to give up on a book this week: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  I believe I have talked about the difficult decision to give up on a book.  Typically I have enjoyed Hoffman’s magical realism, but this one was just not working for me.  It seems her more religious books, especially those thatRead more

Weekly Reading: Post Vacation Roundup

OMG I did NOT read much on my vacation.  In fact, the entire vacation was focused far more on writing and knitting than it was on reading.  That and buying a new car.  It’s pretty and my 40th birthday present to myself. I will write more about my trip to Florida in another post.  IRead more

Weekly Meeting: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the 4th book in the series and my personal favorite.  At the same time, it is not my favorite movie at all… except for Cedric.  This was the movie that deviated from the book so much, it would have benefited from a second movie.  So much is leftRead more

Weekly Meeting: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This is, in a weird way, a book club.  On Mondays I host the weekly meeting of said book club of 1 (me).  I discuss one/the only book I read in the past week.  This is not a book review, but how the book relates to my life.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban dealsRead more

Weekly Meeting: Welcome To Night Vale

This week I finally got to read Welcome to Night Vale.  For those who don’t know, this is a novel that is an extension of the podcast.  I first got this book at ALA in San Francisco and gave it to my sister-in-law.  She loved it and it got her hooked on the podcast.  Christi gotRead more