Habits are having their day, have you noticed? I'm in the middle of Jen Sincero's new book Badass Habits, and next up is a recommendation from a friend called Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg. So I thought I'd dust off the first book review I ever wrote, on two books: The Power of Habit and … Continue reading The secret world of habits
Don't Turn Around by Jessica Barry boasted a blurb / recommendation from Karin Slaughter, one of my favorite authors, and it definitely delivered. Two compelling female characters and a page-turning story. Great way to start the year!The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Review in progress but I wholeheartedly recommend it. Sad, sweet, horrifying, hopeful.Badass Habits … Continue reading 2021 book list
How do you read? Do you skim over some sentences, not seeing each individual word but getting the gist just the same? Do you read slowly, "hearing" each word in your head? I admit I do both. For certain authors I force myself to slow down and take in every word, to hear every inflection … Continue reading Savor a good book lately?
Happy New Year and thank you for reading my blog! I hope you consistently find things here to read, ponder, share and discuss. I've already collected a good group of potential reads from various 'best of 2020' lists. But I also looked at last year's running list, and there's so much there I still want … Continue reading books to read 2021
Add one more book to my 2020 tally: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. I started it earlier this month and then promptly set it down and didn’t pick it up again until yesterday. Finished it this afternoon on a gloomy moody day here in Gainesville. Perfect weather for reading this novel. It’s hard to … Continue reading Fates and Furies
I only read 21 books this strange and terrible year. But looking back at my list, none of them were a disappointment, I'd recommend them all. Well, except for Jaws - just watch the movie. Below are the books that lingered, that left a mark. FICTION How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper (Funny … Continue reading the best books I read in 2020
I raced through Lawrence Wright's pandemic novel in two days. It's sweeping, cinematic, smart and even funny at times. On one level it's the story of how a modern pandemic comes into existence and rapidly spreads, leaving sickness, death, unemployment, and economic chaos in it's wake. But on another level it's a love story about … Continue reading The End of October