Recollection Wednesday: Jane Slayre

Between Jane Eyre and Jane Steele, there was another take on this story that is worth mentioning- Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist. Did you know I was a fan of vampire novels?  Even more so, did you know I love vampire slayer stories? Jane Slayre came from the same world as PrideRead more

Give Away #3: Jane Steele

This pains me… PAINS ME. If you read yesterday’s post then you know I loved this book. Also, I love this cover. I promised myself I would give it away.   I mean, I still have the ebook copy. I can do it! Do you want it? If so, leave a comment and on FridayRead more

Weekly Meeting: Jane Steele

O-M-G! So far, Jane Steele book has been my favorite take-away from the ALA Mid-winter meeting.  Imagine, if you will, Jane Eyre.  You know: orphan, terrible boarding school, Mr. Rochester, St. John (pronounced Sinjin), fires, women driven mad for reasons, more orphans, and ghosts of dead uncles!  Now, keep the same basic idea, but make JaneRead more

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Final Review

Well it is over!  I have done my second Readathon.  It was a good day with a ton finished. What I read yesterday: The Time Machine (finished) The Last King of Scotland (finished) Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: The Battle of Tull (finished) Between the World and Me (finished) David Copperfield (this is a 33 hour audio book.  I got throughRead more

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Mid-Day Check

This is a mid-day check in for the Readathon.  I have completed three books and it is just lunch time.  I am within 40 minutes of finishing the 4th. I thought last night, as I was getting comfy with Cedric and eating pizza, that I didn’t have to wait for the readathon to start.  IRead more

Getting Ready for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read A Thon

Do you know what time of year it is?  No!  Not Passover… I mean, yes, Passover, but ALSO Dewey’s 24 Hour Read A Thon time!!!! Also, Passover. Last time (October) I was dealing with a baby puppy (not just a puppy, but less than 6 months old).  He was wild, crazy, and still pooped inRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Sex and the City

The beauty of being from one generation, but on the cusp of the other, (Gen X, and Millennial respectively) is that I can identify my romantic life from the way both generations function.  Even more so because I don’t really fall into place with either generation.  I remain on the edge of both.  I don’tRead more

Give Away Winners!

I feel like yesterday’s post was a bit of a downer, but today I am announcing the winners of the winners of the two give aways! Right! First, for Eligable the winner is…. JEN!   Second, for the Laura Ingles Wilder book, the winner is… EMILY!   Don’t worry!  There will be more give awaysRead more

Bonus Post: My Eulogy for Nana

I hummed and hawed about posting this.  On one hand, many people heard it.  On the other hand, not everyone did.  I realized tonight that I was keeping it for a reason.  I hadn’t tossed the final version in the trash of my computer.  So, I am going to share it. What you should know:Read more

Saying Goodbye to My Nana

It’s hard to believe that within 2 months of losing my Grammy, my other grandmother- my Nana- has now passed away. I had the chance to speak at her funeral and I spoke about the shift in understanding people as you get older.  I have very fond memories of my grandmother from my childhood.  MyRead more