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…

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…