Published January 2005
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1
Every year we set a reading goal that is supposed to stretch us, and push us to the limits of reading. We aim to expand our library and broaden our horizons.
Personally, I have set my goal at 60 books for 2016, as I do work a standard 9-5 Monday through Friday and that doesn’t leave a lot of reading time in the evening before its time for bed and back at it again.
The best way for me to hit my reading goals, was to take advantage of all the ‘adult time’ I was obligated to dedicate my life to, like driving to work, and cleaning my house. I wanted to squeeze in a few extra books, but have you ever tried dusting while reading a physical book? It’s impossible I tell you. Continue reading “My Testament to Audio Books”
Published May 2015
This book solidly falls into the category “picked up based on the cover”, and I am really glad I did. Love Fortunes and other Disasters is a pretty adorable story, (both inside and out) with interesting characters and a unique plot line.
There comes a time during the year that I don’t want to be tricked by plot twists, I don’t want to end on a cliffhanger, and it seems that the only thing that will satisfy me, is a good old fashioned happy ending. Love Fortunes and other Disasters, is EXACTLY what I needed. Continue reading “Love Fortunes & Other Disasters”
Published September 2006
“I shall start at the beginning. Though of course, the beginning is never where you think it is.”
The Thirteenth Tale has been sitting on my bookshelf for entirely too long. It was one of those books that kept popping up whenever I would peruse any second-hand bookstore. I was of the strange opinion that if they had five or more copies of any book in stock, then it must not be good enough to encourage people to keep it. The story was always there, when I least expected it, I would turn around, and there it was. It was following me, whispering for me to bring it home, but for some reason I never bought it. I think the cover may have turned me off initially (yes, I am a judger of covers, *GASP*)
Until finally, I did. I brought that book home and read the shit out of it.