Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders  According to an interview with the author, Saunders was inspired to write this book when he learned that Abraham Lincoln was known to visit and hold his son's body after he died of typhoid fever.  Willie Lincoln died when he was 11 years old and while his... Continue Reading →

Morning Pages are a Morning Miracle

Tomorrow will be the three month mark for my morning pages.  On December 21 I started a morning routine of writing in my journal every single day.  Much to my surprise, I've only missed a handful of days which makes this my longest stretch of journaling ever! I've always wanted to be the person who had... Continue Reading →

The Liebster Award Nomination – Aww shucks

The fabulous Laila at Big Reading Life nominated me for the Liebster Award!  This is a sweet little award that aims to help us connect to other book bloggers.  Thank you Laila! The Rules:  Thank the person who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you. Nominate 11 other people (preferably those with under... Continue Reading →

The Stuff of Legends — The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant (Vintage International) by Kazuo Ishiguro This story is full of ogres, dragons, and pixies – definitely not what I was expecting for my first Kazuo Ishiguro novel! Set in the time of Arthurian legend, Beatrice and Axl are on a quest to their son’s village.  It's a difficult journey not just because of... Continue Reading →

Reading Is Not A Competitive Sport

I heard a phrase on last week's episode of What Should I Read Next that's stuck with me: "Reading is not a competitive sport."  And sometimes, I agree with that statement.  Making it competitive can be fun when you're doing well in the competition, but it isn't as fun when you're losing.   I'm aiming to... Continue Reading →

What I’m Reading Now

Hello friends (and welcome to new readers)! This is a sticky post that stays at the top of my blog.  I wanted an easy way for people to find what I'm reading now.  My aim is to update this as much as I can.  And as always, you can find my full list of read books... Continue Reading →

A Man Called Ove

Thumbnail Review: "A time like that comes for every man, when he chooses what sort of man he wants to be. And if you don’t know the story, you don’t know the man.” This was the story of Ove (pronounced oo-va), a crotchedy old man in Sweden who had more to live for than he... Continue Reading →

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