when you get to the end…

Note: I wrote out a review that took several possible digressions and were not the savory critical paragraphs one would hope to see, nor are they linked together by linear thought and clever segue. I, of course, sat down to edit, and felt that horrible urge to re-write the whole thing. (I should get anContinue reading “when you get to the end…”

The library basket is overflowing with books: most are those requests finally filled. My to-read stack is towering. I haven’t been reading much. I have been writing–pages–elsewhere. I’ll have to catch-up, here and there, soon.

the things we do…

I am slowly but surely making my way through the Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series by Rick Riordan. Waiting on the daughter to finish the 4th book, and then hopefully the request for the 5th (and final) at the library will be filled quick. Today, a local library is having a “read it beforeContinue reading “the things we do…”

manufactured Heart

Paper Heart (2009) Nicholas Jasenovec, director. Editing by Ryan Brown Nicholas Jasenovec & Charlyne Yi, executive producers & writers. Jay Hunter, director of photography Music by Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera Distributed by Overture Films Running time:  87 minutes Starring: Charlyne Yi (herself), Michael Cera (himself), and Jake M. Johnson (as Nicholas Jasenovec). Won Waldo SaltContinue reading “manufactured Heart”

struggling and zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, (2005). Knopf paperback edition, Sept 2007. 552 pages. Am I  just this indecisive, or is the head-cold slowing me down? Or are my sharpest critical skills dulling? One of the points of this blog is to slow the ingestion of books and consider them, then of course, write aboutContinue reading “struggling and zusak”

mental health evaluation

I finished Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief last night. It has a prologue, 10 parts, and an epilogue. I cried pretty much straight through the 10th part and the epilogue. I would recommend that no one read this book in the late Autumn, Winter, Early Spring, and if one is ailing, or if they presentlyContinue reading “mental health evaluation”


I am currently working through two books, or three if the one with Natalya in the evenings counts (which I suppose it does). Natalya and I are reading Frances Hardinge’s Fly By Night. This book is one of my favorites of all time. I read it a couple years ago and I have been waitingContinue reading “z-to-k”

Contemplating Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, Aug 2009. 1st Published under pseudonym Ellis Bell, 1847. (344 pages). A synopsis (borrowed from Barnes&Nobles site): Somber tale of consuming passions and vengeance — played out amid the lonely English moors — recounts the turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff. Poignant andContinue reading “Contemplating Heights”

picking up…

My husband picked up James Patterson’s Maximum Ride #1: The Angel Experiment for our daughter for Christmas. I am reading it now; careful not to crease or fold or leave finger prints. I am about halfway through the first book in an extensive series. I bemoan lengthy series; even as I read J.D. Robb’s InContinue reading “picking up…”