Rare Find: Carmen Laforet

Late last year, I adventitiously discovered Carmen Laforet. She was a Catalonian author who was active from 1944 when she wrote Nada (Nothing) until 1996. She wrote of the struggles of young women trying to find their purpose in a post Spanish Civil War era. Mrs. Laforet discovered her voice at a time when women…

Cozy bookish nook

Most people have a favorite spot in their homes that they tend to naturally gravitate towards. This cozy bookish nook is mine. Several hours a day, I work at that desk but what I enjoy most is when I unwittingly take a respite from my hectic day to pick up one of my books. There…

Much unanticipated return!

Not that anyone was sitting around anxiously waiting for my return but…I’m back! Love that GIF! It may be a bit much but it makes this all seem a lot more important than it really is. It has been almost exactly two years since I last posted content on WordPress. I have been distracted, swamped…

2019 thus far…

Hello WordPressers of the world! Long time no blog! Thank goodness it’s the weekend!!!! I live in a time blur. 2019 has been complete mayhem thus far. I’ve been working my little toosh off at the office and at home trying to write my book, focusing on some small repairs around the house, picked up…

Dear 2019…Please be good to me!

  2019 is here! 2019 is here!! Hooray!! I cannot begin to express how happy I am that 2018 is FINALLY over. Fact: 2018 did not like me! Thankfully, it was not one of the most difficult years I’ve ever faced but it was complicated nonetheless. The company that I worked for and absolutely loved,…

Four years ago today…

I haven’t been in my WordPress account in months. I finally got a chance to log in today and look…. What a strange coincidence! This day four years ago, I opened this WordPress page. Sheesh, time flies!! Anyway, I know I’ve been missing in action and that I’ve missed quite a few months of books…

March Book Reviews

Hey there! Double infraction here: 1) we’re already in April, 2) Instead of reading one book with 300 pages or more as per my 2018 goal, I read a few books with a couple hundred or more pages each. Honestly, after reading The Goldfinch, I wasn’t entirely sure I could immediately handle another tome with only…

TMI Tag / Get to Know Me

Hi ya’ll!!  Happy Friday’s eve! I thought I might try something a little different today. In going through my Reader on WP, I came across Say Hello to Gorgeous ‘s “TMI Tag / Get to Know Me” post and thought it looked fun! So I thought I’d try it out as well. 1. What are…

Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Title: The Goldfinch Author: Donna Tartt Pages: 771 There is no middle ground here from which to part. The cons seem to outweigh the pros (now that I’ve demarcated them here). I seriously disliked this book but unreservedly loved the writing. I know…confusing. Let me explain. The author’s writing is literary and exquisite yet garrulous…