Book Talk: Wanderers By Chuck Wendig

Around page 534 of Wanderers, I made a rare status update while updating my Goodreads books. Holy Crap this book, I wrote making me begin another novel, something fun to overlap it and be the next read.  I continued reading the book, and when I turned the last page, I felt something rarely felt after …

Do Look Back in Anger: Angry Reads to Listen To

Oasis sang about not looking back in anger, although the Gallagher brothers need to take their own advice, at least, regarding their spat in the press. Women, on the other hand, always get told never to get angry, always pay the price for expressing anger, always suppress anger to the point of getting sick. Some …

Back to Basics

My last entry happened in mid-June with the staycation countdown. I had my time off, dealt with dad in the hospital, now out, and my parents are adjusting to life with homecare. The goal of my time off involved what direction to take the blog. In the end, I decided to go back to basics …

Book Talk: Emotional Agility By Susan David, Phd

Sometimes you find a book you need and sometimes the book you need appears at the right time. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and thrive in Work and Life happened to play a later role in my life. Embracing change? Good at it. Getting unstuck? Suck at it big time. Talking to a professional …

Be It Resolved I Don’t Have Resolutions Right Now

It's not only a new year it's also a brief period of time every newspaper, tweet, or Buzzfeed list has something on resolutions, or perhaps simple goal setting for the new year, or thinkpieces on resolving to not make resolutions for 2018 and doesn't that make the writer smart? I have entered a category not …

The Library TBR or When Time Outstrips Intent

I had 12 books out of the library at one time.  I had a plan, usually involving renewals, with three renewals the going limit until I finally read the book. This time, I decided to return the ten books I had out, including two that reached their limit but finally began reading.  Both books, Blackout …

Reading Binges and Busts

Winters mean moving indoors, on my couch, my nose in a book. (There's only so much Netflix to binge at this point.) It's no different from summer with me laid out on my new reclining chair, outdoors, letting out the occasional laugh then checking to see if my neighbours heard it. Between audiobooks, e-books, and traditional …