First blog post: Once Upon a Title…

It’s eight in the morning, in a cubical in the middle of the row, in the middle of the building, in a building full of cubicles in rows, on a campus full of buildings full of cubicles, full of rows full of people. This campus happens to be in a county full of farms, which is besides the point because now it only grows cubes and phone lines. It’s a Monday.

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Station Eleven Book Review

Station Eleven came in the pile of books from #SaveTheCulture #BookExchange. All three of the books I’ve received so far came from the friends of one of my friends (as opposed to a couple from one repost and one from a different repost). It came with a note: Hi! I hope you enjoy this book as…

#SaveTheCulture Book Haul

It works! I recently moved. When I gave it to the people commenting on my Facebook I was living at the old address for my apartment. I was expecting to move into my (our) first house within a couple weeks.  The address I gave out was the one for my new home and asked people…

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil-November Book Club Review

Over Halloween, Book Club likes to read something scary. This year, we chose the True Crime (or Historical Fiction depending on the bookstore) book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Surprisingly, it was a quick read. I usually plod through non-fiction. There’s a lot to digest and mull over. Midnight in the Garden of Good…

Mailings to a Stranger

I mailed the Prince of Tides to a stranger. It was an incredible experience. If you haven’t tried it, if you’ve worried that you won’t get any books yourself, if you fear getting caught up as a pawn in someone else’s game, rest assured, you will have the time of your life in sending a…

Wanted: Your “Favorite” Book

WANTED: Participants for a book-loving social experiment. Comment if you want to participate and I’ll send you details. What do you have to do? Buy your favorite book and send it to a stranger (I’ll send you a name and address.) You will only be sending one book to one person. The number of books…

Imperfect Birds Review

This is my second and a half Anne Lamott book. I did Joe Jones about a year ago and I’ve (as I mentioned previously) Bird By Bird is in my “currently reading” pile, as I forestall the inevitable end by not reading it at all. I also follow Lamott on facebook. She is either the only author I follow…

Re-reading American Gods

Since I’m Thinking of Ending Things was such a short book, I announced over Facebook, that we would be having an extra credit Book Club book for the month of October. At several previous book clubs, we’ve tossed around American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The problem has always been that too many of us completed…

Recomendations From Strangers

A book recommendation is a personal thing. What you suggest someone read discloses a lot about how you perceive that person. We all have stories of awkwardly accepting things in the name of polite society. My mother, not a reader, occasionally still finds James Patterson at garage sales for me. It is very sweet and…

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Review

I was having a crappy day. Medicated, my eyes started to water as a tried to power through the sickness and understand what this Excel Spreadsheet was supposed to be accomplishing. Disembodied head looming somewhere above my cube, my boss collected to me like a balloon make a 4 pm meeting. My new job is…

Unheard Of: Picking October Book Club

It was after 10 pm when we started winding down our discussion of Banker to the Poor. We didn’t run out of things to cover, we probably could have talked a few hours more. The mind is willing but the body is weak. I had been sick all day, and the day before, and the…

Banker to the Poor- September Book Club

This was a fantastic choice for book club. Serious kudos to GalaticDeep for the choice. We’ve all been in those book clubs where no matter how strong the bibliophile vibes sometimes conversation just wanders away from the book. We had a total of seven people attend this month, five members, our hostess, and her husband. Of those…