Tag: Challenger Deep

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 […]

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Posted April 23, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I both love the fact that Challenger Deep exists, and I hated reading it. Let me back up. This book is so. Incredibly! Well! Done! I cannot emphasize enough the skill of Neal Shusterman here as a writer, and how effortlessly he flows between real/not real while creating an engaging world with relatable characters and a realistic view on the state of mental health facilities.  I have no, absolutely no, criticisms about Challenger Deep as a work of art.  Because it abso-freaking-lutely is a work of art. It’s also one of the most difficult books I’ve ever read. Not in a sense of […]