Celebrating 3 Decades of Chris (Not-Quite-Wordless Wednesday)

Celebrating 3 Decades of Chris (Not-Quite-Wordless Wednesday)

Our parenting stories are our own, and although there’s a stretch of years when it’s difficult to separate them from the stories of those we parent, eventually our children’s stories become their own, too (and parent bloggers find themselves floundering for new things to talk about). This story was supposed to begin on July 4, 1984. From the very beginning, Chris has done things in his own time. My parenting story began 30 years ago […]

Book Talk: BRUTAL YOUTH, by Anthony Breznican

Book Talk: BRUTAL YOUTH, by Anthony Breznican

Brutal Youth: A Novel Anthony Breznican (Twitter) (Goodreads author page) Thomas Dunne Books (June 10, 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 1250019354 / 9781250019356) Fiction, 416 pages A version of this review was previously published in Shelf Awareness for Readers (June 17, 2014). Shelf Awareness provided me with a publisher-furnished galley to facilitate the review, and compensated me for the review they received and posted. Anthony Breznican’s Brutal Youth is at first reminiscent of The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier’s classic young-adult novel of […]

What’s What (Sunday Salon): Mid-2014 Bookkeeping Graphics!

What’s What (Sunday Salon): Mid-2014 Bookkeeping Graphics!

Since it’s a long holiday weekend here in the USA and many of us just might be doing other things, I’m keeping the words to a minimum here today. I just thought I’d show you how my 2014 reading activity is looking, since we’re halfway through the year now. Books Added to my collection | Create Infographics Books read by genre category | Create Infographics Book review Ratings Summary | Create Infographics Subscribe to Blog […]

Book Talk: THE POSSIBILITIES, by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Book Talk: THE POSSIBILITIES, by Kaui Hart Hemmings

The Possibilities: A Novel Kaui Hart Hemmings (Facebook) (Twitter) Simon & Schuster (May 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 1476725799 / 9781476725796) Fiction, 288 pages A version of this review was submitted to Shelf Awareness for Readers, but was not published due to timing and space limitations. Shelf Awareness provided me with a publisher-furnished galley to facilitate the review, and compensated me for the review they received. In her second novel, The Possibilities, Kaui Hart Hemmings again displays […]

Big Bang BOOM! (Wordless Wednesday)

Big Bang BOOM! (Wordless Wednesday)

Aboard the U.S.S. Constitution, Boston, June 2013 An InLinkz Link-up 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

(Audio)Book Talk: SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS, by Aisha Tyler

(Audio)Book Talk: SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS, by Aisha Tyler

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation Aisha Tyler (Twitter) (Facebook) Audiobook read by the author It Books/Dey Street Books (July 2013), Hardcover (ISBN 0062223771 / 9780062223777) Nonfiction (memoir/essays/humor), 256 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Harper Audio, July 2013, ISBN 9780062263322; Audible ASIN B00D98KXPW) “They say” that when you look back over your life, you’ll have more regrets over what you didn’t do than what you did. I don’t completely agree–if what you’ve done was immoral, illegal, and/or caused irreparable […]