Her Last Breath – Book Review

This week, I finished another installment in author Linda Castillo's gripping Amish murder mystery series starring Kate Burkholder. Her Last Breath is book #5 in the series. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here's my Goodreads review: Another gripping installment in a compelling series. I don't know how she does it, but the author was able to... Continue Reading →

All Animals Are Equal

"Have you ever read Animal Farm?" I asked the former Soviet, now an American, who was sitting in my living room. "I don't need to read it." I looked up at him, raising an eyebrow. "I lived it," he said, and turned his chair away from me, inhaling deeply on an e-cigarette.

I’m not sure about this book.

I found this book the other day on the shelves of the local bookstore. I'm not too sure about the book's author and where the book originated -- was I in the humor section? It almost seemed like satire. Definitely ironic. But it was in the Health and Wellness section of the bookstore. After I... Continue Reading →

Challenges – Stretch Your Goals

I'm always up for a challenge. That kind of external expectation drives me forward. (Read The Four Tendencies for the description of the Obliger type individual.) So, I typically do the Goodreads Annual Challenge, which is where you select the number of books you'd like to read in the course of a year. I've been... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Tendency?

I've been reading a book by Gretchen Rubin called The Four Tendencies. It's a personality analysis book that helps us answer the question: "How do I respond to expectations?" As the title suggests, there are four identified "tendencies" -- with some overlap. They are (in no particular order): Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, and Rebel. Each has... Continue Reading →

Three Books Reviewed

This last week I have been suffering from what I like to call the Dragon Flu. It's where your derriere is draggin'. But more particularly this was a seasonal flu, and it knocked me out. I was in bed most of the time. What's the best thing to do if you need to rest and... Continue Reading →

Bookshelf Update – December 2, 2020

Tonight I'm working my way through what is typically a quick read for me. I'm reading Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich. This is book twenty seven in a series about the quirky Stephanie Plum, a woman who works as a bail bondsman or bounty hunter in New Jersey. When I first started the series,... Continue Reading →

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