2012 in Review–Reading: Books of the Year!

2012 in Review–Reading: Books of the Year!

I’m doing my year-in-review posts a little bit backwards this time around. The reading statistics will be part of the “‘riting-and-randomness” portion of my 2012 review. Today, I’m getting straight to my Books of the Year. This year’s selections are more fiction-heavy, because that represents my reading patterns in 2012. I didn’t set young-adult fiction apart this time, but two of my fiction picks are contemporary, realistic YA–that said, “contemporary” and “realistic” describe my adult-fiction […]

Sunday Salon: Getting Started–And a Survey, Too

Sunday Salon: Getting Started–And a Survey, Too

Happy 2013! I haven’t dropped into the Sunday Salon for awhile (almost three months(!!)), so the first Sunday of a new year seems like an appropriate time to get back into the groove. I’m not sure I’ll be around every week, but I’ve missed being around at all. I’ll be posting my 2012 Books of the Year selections tomorrow–four fiction, two nonfiction, and several special mentions–so if you’re interested in that kind of thing, I […]

At the movies: LES MISERABLES

At the movies: LES MISERABLES

Les Misérables official movie website Musical drama, 2012 (rated PG-13) Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried Written by: Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, based on the novel by Victor Hugo Directed by: Tom Hooper Synopsis, via RottenTomatoes.com: Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean […]

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Family Style

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Family Style

Christmas Eve, 2012. We all dressed up this year–including the tree at my sister’s house. My husband really can’t say anything when his kids goof around in pictures… …like they (and mine) do here. Posted with Blogsy Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,315 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

13 for '13…More or Less

13 for '13…More or Less

I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions, because I don’t think there’s anything particularly sacred about January 1 as a benchmark for starting good habits, ending bad ones, or making general life changes. Therefore, the first item on my list is: Revisit, re-evaluate, and recommit to the following twelve items on this list as often as necessary, even if it’s several times a day. And with that out of the way, here’s what I want […]