I was able to attend an advance screening of “Love, Simon” a couple weeks ago. This was a very timely invitation, as I had just finished the book and was thinking about seeing the movie when it came out. I’m nowhere near a “young adult,” the target audience of the book and the movie, but… Continue reading Review of “Love, Simon”
My goal for 2017 was to read 42 books and complete at least a majority of the PopSugar and Read Harder reading challenges. As I said before, I failed miserably at reading harder, but I feel ok about how I did on the other challenge. Even though I didn’t hit my goal, I read enough… Continue reading 2017 Round-up
I may have overextended, or at least overestimated, myself when I decided on what book challenges to take on in 2017. I chose the PopSugar Reading Challenge, since that’s always fun, as well as the Read Harder Reading Challenge, because I did want to “read harder” and thought I could do better than I did… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenges
A couple years ago, I started trying to stop using the plastic bags at the grocery store. Note that I didn’t say “I stopped using the plastic bags” because, as happens to most people, I would forget my reusable bag either at home or in the car. My efforts increased, however, when I made my own… Continue reading Zero waste?
I came across the audiobook of this when searching for Peter Capaldi on my Hoopla* app. I wasn’t aware of what a treat it would be. The story is narrated by Henry MacAlpine, an artist who was coming into his success in London when he decided to take off to a remote island off the… Continue reading The Portrait, Ian Pears
As promised, here is my complete list of books read and favorites from last year. I mentioned in the previous post that 2015 was a really good reading year for me. This was because I happened to select a lot of books that ended up really sticking with me, in what I like to refer… Continue reading 2016 Round-up
2015 was a really good reading year for me. I attempted the 50 Book Challenge for the first time and, though I failed it – reading only 35 books – it was the most I’d read in a long time, and I really enjoyed a lot of the books I read. For 2016, I set… Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenges