21 for 2021

21 for 2021

Something slightly different today. I haven’t set traditional resolutions in a long time, though I generally enjoy the annual reminder to reflect and reset. I’ve decided to set some intentions (not resolutions) for 2021. I’ve seen this idea in...
2020 Reading Review and 2021 Plans

2020 Reading Review and 2021 Plans

2020 wasn’t my best year for reading. Regardless of the actual numbers, I felt dissatisfied with a lot of what I read. One positive development is that I learned I enjoy audiobooks, as long as they’re memoirs read by the author. Maybe not the most...
December Reading Wrap-Up

December Reading Wrap-Up

December goal: No choice in this month’s reading goal: either I read 6 or I miss my target. What I read:  The Fire Next Time—James Baldwin4* (Dec 6)ReviewThe Little Prince—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry4* (Dec 10)ReviewThe Velveteen Rabbit—Margery Williams...
December Reading Wrap-Up

November Reading Wrap-Up

November goal: November’s goal is 4 books—otherwise, I won’t make my annual goal. Yeah, about that… What I read:  Pretty Things—Janelle Brown4* (Nov 18)ReviewHaunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic—Jason Surrell5* (Nov 21)ReviewThe Ten...
Poe-tober 2020 Report

Poe-tober 2020 Report

It was hard to “celebrate” Poe-tober this year. “Creepy and dark” has been 2020’s entire mood, so it didn’t feel like much of an escape. In-person events didn’t happen and my heart wasn’t in it. But, still, here’s...
December Reading Wrap-Up

October Reading Wrap-Up

October goal: I’ll set a goal of 4 books to keep up with my goal for the year. A full Poe-tober report will follow later this week. What I read:  The Turn of the Key—Ruth Ware4* (Oct 12)ReviewRebecca—Daphne du Maurier 5* (Oct 20)ReviewMexican Gothic—Silvia...