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…

Book Review: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

  Title: The Magic of Thinking Big Author: David J. Schwartz, Ph.D. Pages: 320 Over the years, I’ve taken a handful of permanent jobs and a slew of consulting jobs in every industry imaginable that have exposed me to a plethora of different personalities. The industries have varied greatly but somehow, I seem to run…

2017 Reading Challenge #Fail

Well….I failed to meet my goal of 52 reviews in 52 weeks by 12 unread books and a slew of books that I read but didn’t get a chance to review here. I read 40 books in 2017 but was only able to post 24 reviews. I simply had far too much going on. BUT…

Book Review: OnWriting – A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King is part mini-biography, part “how to” on writing. Ironically, I have never read a Stephen King novel. I found this book in the reference section at my favorite B&N down the street from my house. I don’t live under a rock. Of course, I knew…

#24 of 52: The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne is the third book in her The Secret trilogy. I had purchased The Secret from a Kabbalah Center back in 2007. The book had had an impact on me then. I experienced firsthand the effects of the dynamism that it espoused. However, for some reason, whether it was out of…