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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 […]

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

Posted May 4, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

Trimming some of my wrap-up topics this month, my loves, because I am exhausted to my core.  We’ll make this bare bones – new books, books read, and challenges, and posts from April.  Rather than the real life adventures section, I’ll give you a sneak peek here…. First, the inevitable, I’ve definitely got the coronavirus blues.  As an essential worker, I’m only able to quarantine part time.  Some days, I’m really bitter about this, trying with a handful of people to do the work of several while adjusting to wearing a mask and gloves full time. April rounded out poorly […]

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Posted April 28, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This books was … actually really good. After being burned by Otherworld, I tread carefully when it comes to actors-turned-writers.  Still, I adore Krysten Ritter and couldn’t talk myself out of Bonfire.  I don’t read a lot of thrillers, but I do read some, and I love one that’s well-written. I think I need to come at this book from two different angles – technique, and entertainment. From a technique perspective, Bonfire reads very much like a debut.  It’s a little messy and could use some tightening up.  For example, I noticed two different points in the first 15% of the audiobook where […]