Category: Thoughts

“Nerd” – It’s Not an Insult and This is Getting Silly

“Nerd” – It’s Not an Insult and This is Getting Silly

Hello loves. Today’s rant is brought to you by the Book Blogger Hop prompt of the week, which asks, “Have you ever been called a “book nerd?” If so, how did you react?”.  I immediately rolled my eyes at this because I think that flinging around the word “nerd” as an insult is ridiculous and I am going to tell you why this really isn’t a bad thing, or even a thing, especially in 2019. *sigh* I’m a firm believer in the power of words – they’re weapons in the right hands and should be used responsibly.  Any kind of name-calling […]

Posted June 14, 2019 in Memes, Thoughts // 8 Comments //
Being “Book Rich” and Some Saltiness

Being “Book Rich” and Some Saltiness

Are you ready for a really privileged post? I want to have a dialogue about this, because it’s something I think about a lot.  And this conversation won’t apply to a lot of people, obviously, because we are all nice people here. So I’m going to start off like this: I have about 700 books in hard copy.  I am fully aware of how amazing that is.  I am aware that there are people with bigger personal libraries – I’m also aware that many, many people have smaller personal libraries.  I am aware that I am privileged because I live in the […]

Posted April 5, 2019 in Thoughts // 14 Comments //
Welcome to Another Muggy Sunday

Welcome to Another Muggy Sunday

Good morning everyone! I just felt like doing a live, unplanned post this morning.  My catching up on blogging has been going really well since I mentioned in the July Wrap Up that I had nothing scheduled. I’m into the beginning of October now, so I’m well ahead.  I had one week when I was able to schedule a post a day, which is great!  Anyways, I just felt like saying hello live for a change. So – hi, hello, how are you?  Is anyone else in New England?  Is anyone else sick of all this heat and humidity?  If I’m not […]

Posted August 19, 2018 in Thoughts // 16 Comments //
Why “The Last Jedi” is Excellent Storytelling

Why “The Last Jedi” is Excellent Storytelling

Mes chers, I saw The Last Jedi about a month ago now, and honestly… I don’t understand why everyone has been hating on it. I waited several weeks to see it even though I LOVE Star Wars based on so many *meh* reviews from people I respected.  REGRET. It was really fantastic and I walked out of the theatre baffled as to why so many people found it disappointing. I’m trying to think of it from the point-of-view of a typical Star Wars fan, and the closest I can come up with is the fact there were so many grey areas. […]

Posted February 4, 2018 in Reading, Real World, Thoughts, Writing // 5 Comments //
A Story of Another Time

A Story of Another Time

One of my favorite books in the world is Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I read it first in fifth grade.  It was a mountain to climb at that age, because it was one of the thickest books I had ever seen.  The copy I borrowed from the public library had a faded yellow cover with red and black typeset, all wrapped a clear protective shield.  The pages were browned and musty, as though the book had not been checked out for quite some time.  I remember spending hours during a lonely summer sitting at the little desk in […]

Posted October 18, 2016 in Reading, Thoughts // 0 Comments //
Where Do Stories Come From?

Where Do Stories Come From?

Close by, my Matthew had recently discovered – and devoured – the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini, and is presently listening to an interview with Paolini.  One of the first questions, as there always is, was asked: “Where do your ideas come from?” Where indeed? There are some books I read and find them clearly to be branches from the inspiration of other novels, and other still come from asking the question: “What if?”  The ancient Greeks invoked the muses, a practice that continues today as those with writer’s block complain that their muse is silent. A friend of mine and […]

Posted July 30, 2014 in Thoughts, Writing // 0 Comments //