Happy Wednesday Bloglandia! So back in the Long Long Ago Times (aka "pre-pandemic") I used to take these things called "vacations." You may have heard of them. To prepare for these vacations, I would go through several mad rituals such as planning outfits (only to wear the same two things the entire trip), organizing toiletries … Continue reading Going Medieval on Book Thieves
Hello Book Lovers of Bloglandia!! Just a quick post to make sure you're all set with reading material for the weekend, especially if you're in the US, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. But don't worry, there's something for you no matter where you are because I believe EVERYONE across the globe should spend more time … Continue reading Four Times the Fun for Fiction Friday
Hello Bloglandia! First up, let me just say I am in no way making light of the situation in the Southeast US where loads of people are having a terrible time with Hurricane Ida. Anyone going through that loss, putting up with the aftermath, and having to deal with insurance and clean up is a … Continue reading A Stormy Month & A New Toy for Book Nerds
Hello Book Lovers of Bloglandia! Just a very quick post because I want to make sure you have a weekend full of laughs. And hey, since laughter is an excellent abdominal workout, as you're delving into this fun-filled book recommendation, you can tell yourself you're also getting a great workout. Multi-tasking at its best! Of … Continue reading Hoorah for (Funny) Fiction Friday!
Hello Bloglandia! If you happen to pay any attention to the news (depressing, I know) or to my Instagram account (which no one does), you'll know the Pacific Northwest has angered the sun gods this summer. Apparently we forgot to sacrifice a salmon or a microbrew or whatever it takes to appease King Sol. Temperatures … Continue reading If You Can’t Stand the Heat…Get Out the Humor?
Once again, I found myself tumbling into a curious reading theme in July. This time many of the books I picked up had troublesome buildings playing a key role in the story. From the possessed printing office of The Stranger Times to the dark demons haunting Gil's All-Fright Diner to the tragic event outside The Dakota in The Final Days … Continue reading July’s Reading Round-up: Location, Location, Location
Hello Book Lovers of Bloglandia! That post title is no joke. There's a new way you can read my books for free. Well, okay, I better clarify this. I'm not dropping the price of all my books to zero cents. What kind of loony bird do you think I am. Wait, don't answer that. See, … Continue reading Go on, read my books for free! No, really.
Hello Book Fiends of Bloglandia! So, I managed to survive the heat wave in Portland...although I think the cats might have melted and portions of my garden are now "extra crispy". Monday's thermometers nearly burst their bulbs when we topped out at 116F (about 47C), which blasted away Sunday's 112F (45C) record, and made Saturday's … Continue reading Hit the Road, Jill – June’s Reading Round-up
Hello Humor-Seeking Humans! It book review time, and I know I'm a bit early for my monthly reading round up (the official one is coming next week), but I'm also a bit late with this review as I read the book way back in early May. Yes, it's a bit of time paradox! Anyway, A … Continue reading Cat Chess Anyone? A Melee of Mages (Book Review)