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 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 Bloglandia! I don't know what happened this month, but somehow my reading turned a bit, um, "meaty." Which is odd as I tend to stick to a mostly meat-free diet. But, while my mouth was munching away on legumes and lettuce, my mind was munching away on flesh. Human flesh. With a side of … Continue reading What’s With All the Cannibalism? (May’s Reading Round-up)
Hello Bloglandia! So back in late March/early April, I kind of sort of promised I'd start doing some video book reviews. Um...I did one (which you can see HERE, by the way). As I said in my latest writing update, April was a very weird month, so some plans got a bit waylaid. But, I'm … Continue reading Book Review: D (A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber)
Hello Again Bloglandia! Yes, I did have to look up a bit of Australian slang to come up with that title. Seriously, the land down under has some of the best slang in the world! But Australian slang is not the topic of this post...I know, so disappointing. I'm actually just popping in here to … Continue reading Mr. Tenpenny is Ace! in Australia
Hello Book Lovers of Bloglandia, What!? Another month gone already? I keep looking at the calendar and calling it a liar, but I also do this with the bathroom scale so now they're having a competition as to who can be the Champion of Tammie Torment. This month, I'm doing a little something different...a video … Continue reading April’s Reading Round-up (with video)