I LOVE John Green’s books. His teens are smart, connected to the world beyond high school and its associated cycles of drama, have deep emotions and, best of all, are completely believable. Plus he lives in Indianapolis. Enough said, right? One of the down sides to listening to books in the car is not… Continue reading Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
These two link-ups are just made for each other! If you’ve read here for a while, you know I fell in love with book 1 of the Dark Ferret’s Society by Emily Humphreys. You can read my review here. Today, I’m just starting on book 2–The Rise of the Narcoleptic Turtles! What’s not to… Continue reading Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: The Rise of the Narcoleptic Turtles!!!!
I keep a Commonplace Book, that is a book of quotes I’ve come across in my reading, but it is severely out-of-date. It isn’t easy to stop and write down a quote while driving and listening to an audiobook, for example. I try to keep it up as best I can though. Here are some… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes
First a mini-rant! Before I give you my updates to this topic, I have to say I am really tired of book titles like this: The Something-Something Life of Somebody-Somebody I am also tired of really, really long titles that tell the entire story. There. I got that out of my system. My Top… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles
I listen to much of the fiction I “read,” so I’m not always able to get a great quote written down. Nonetheless, for several years now I’ve kept a Commonplace Book–a notebook in which I write out quotes I’ve liked. I’ve lost quotes kept on phones that have died, too. I’ve learned to put… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes
This Readathon wasn’t as productive as I had planned, but with a family member in the hospital I still achieved a good bit of time happily lost in a book! Here’s What I accomplished: I listened to the last disc of Code Girls. My review will be up later this week, so please check… Continue reading Thanksgiving Readathon: The follow-up!
I don’t like early Christmas posts, but some of these projects take longer than others. I want people who like an idea shown here to be able to use it this Christmas. But, I promise, no one singing “Santa Baby…” I also promise nothing like those horrible slippers Great-Aunt Whoever used to make. The handmade… Continue reading A Handmade Christmas: Crochet