When I was in 5th grade, I went to the local library with a friend. Okay, I probably went to the library twice a week, but still.

Looking for something new to read. And I picked up a thick hardcover that I absolutely loved the look of. It looked like a thriller, but also like a coming of age story.
It was perfect (I mean, Carrie was a recent read for me,

Read More »

I need some reading goals this month, and what a busy month it is.

After being indisposed since the beginning of January (more on that later), I’m finally ready to start a new chapter.
But first, floors. And maybe paints. And maybe, um, furniture?

I have one book club on hiatus this month, so I’ll be reading Single White Vampire on my own.
Next book club, we’ll have to figure out when we want to read and discuss Catwoman: Lonely City.

Read More »

Black Cauldron Loungefly I got a new, literary bag recently. And here it is!

Loungefly is a pretty cool brand, but I’ll admit, they are super easy to pick up. I have a porg, a Bedknobs and Broomstick one, and a few others. I love a mini backpack because it can fit all that I need, that is unless I get a replacement for my favorite messenger bag. But I digress.

I had said no more loungefly,

Read More »

July 4th Reflections

Went to Simi Valley (two whole counties north of where I live).
Went to the Reagan library.
I took in the Auschwitz Exhibit. Which I recommend for so many reasons, but mostly because as heart-wrenching, gut-clenching  some of this is, it’s important that this is never forgotten.
It’s important that no one thinks it could never happen in <insert location here>.

It was a completely necessary exhibit.

Read More »

Always Reiding This or thatA wise man once said ‘You could go with this, or you could go with that’ (you’re welcome for the earworm that is the Fatboy Slim song Weapon of Choice). Sometimes this feels like a trap to me, because I’m not sure if it’s just meant to be rough. I think sometimes what I want to do is so nuanced. I enjoy paperbacks, but the things they are doing with painted edges in hardcovers?

Read More »