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A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff:  January 2021 Wrap Up!

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff: January 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted February 8, 2021 in Checking In // 2 Comments

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2021, where we get to look at everything that got rolling as the new year started and we can celebrate how strikingly different everything is now that it’s not 2020 anymore! I kid, of course, because we still have all the same things to work on as we did in 2020, all the same concerns and challenges and opportunities for growth.  But the psychology of hope is nice, right?  For myself, 2021 hasn’t been too bad on a personal level, and for that I’m truly grateful.  Still, there’s the continued opportunity to do […]

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Posted January 21, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  For a book that promised me buried treasure, Finders Keepers was extremely disappointing. One of the things that made Mr. Mercedes so interesting was the villain.  While I was never keen on Bill Hodges, Brady Hartsfield was twisted and interesting.  A strong King villain. Morris Bellamy… is… not.  His motive was weak and tired.  And while our young POV Pete Saubers had potential to be interesting, I found King’s other young protagonists (Jake Chambers!) to be much more compelling. Basically, Finders Keepers is tired.  The story offers nothing that other King novels don’t already do better.  There’s a little The Body (Stand By […]

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

After participating in the year-long reading challenge Start onYour Shelfathon in 2020, I knew I wanted to do at least one reading challenge in 2021 to help guide my reading.  I like the idea of reading challenges and that gamification aspect, especially how they make me look around and mix up my TBR and sometimes even search outside of it to meet challenges. So I figured I’d go find a really popular reading challenge like “Beat the Backlist” or something similar and join in. … But I know that you know… that I’m not telling the truth. (*cue music*) Okay no. […]