Tag: A Separate Peace

Election Nerves, Reading Slowly, & Pretty Leaves – My October Wrap Up!

Election Nerves, Reading Slowly, & Pretty Leaves – My October Wrap Up!

Posted November 2, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

And just like that, my favorite month of the year is over.  We’re dipping into winter up here in New England – what’s left of the beautiful leaves have faded to brown, but most the trees are skeleton bare.  The air is chilly and just a few days ago, we had our first snow frosting. And so, here we are.  To quote Game of Thrones… winter is coming. Overall, it was a good month.  I had a lot more interactivity than I’m used to, particular for this year.  We had the opportunity at the beginning of the month to connect with […]

Arrest The Cops Who Murdered Breonna Taylor… Also, My June 2020 Wrap Up

Arrest The Cops Who Murdered Breonna Taylor… Also, My June 2020 Wrap Up

Posted July 6, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hi everyone. I do just want to take a sec and address the title of this post, because it’s been months and the cops who killed her have not been brought to justice.  Her family continues to suffer. If you haven’t already signed the petition for Breonna, please take a second to do so now. Additionally, if you are able to contribute, please consider donating to her family’s GoFundMe.  Every dollar makes a difference, and money in this fund not only supports her family but also helps pay for the legal fees incurred in continuing to fight for justice for […]

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Posted June 28, 2020 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  When I read this book in high school, I remember two things very distinctly.  Firstly, I remember really enjoying it.  Second, I remember believing fully that Phineas loved Gene.  These are the memories I took away from this book, and I haven’t touched it in fifteen years. But I wanted to read it again. And now I think… I think A Separate Peace is a great book and I enjoyed it.  And, try to look for LGBTQ+ undertones as I might, I don’t think there are any.  There is so much to unpack in A Separate Peace.  There’s a lot of underlying […]

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

Great Books I Don’t Remember

Great Books I Don’t Remember

Posted January 23, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments

I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember.  Some of my earliest memories are reading books – to myself, with my parents, with my peers.  “Go out to play!” my parents said. “Ugh,” said I, whilst grabbing a book to read. The problem with always having my head stuck in a book is that I’ve forgotten a lot of them.  Blogging and Goodreads?  They help resurrect my memories of a particular novel.  Unfortunately, in the time before I started tracking my reading and in the times I have lapsed… the books have fluttered out of my mind.  Even […]