Throne of Glass – Book Review – No Spoilers

How the f**k did I miss this series when it came out?!? I mean… I know how. I stopped reading for a few years. I’m not kidding. Life happens sometimes and 2011-2014 life happened hard and I stopped reading. I didn’t really pick up a book again until 2017. Considering how many books I’m readingContinue reading “Throne of Glass – Book Review – No Spoilers”

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – Book Review – Comparison to The Giver of Stars

If you don’t know, two books have recently come out with part of the plot focusing on the same thing in the same time, mid-1930s and the Kentucky pack horse librarians. The first that I picked up is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes published Oct 2019 by Pamela Dorman Books. I read itContinue reading “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – Book Review – Comparison to The Giver of Stars”

Writer’s Prompt: the most memorable thing I received in the mail…

My mom loves to tell the story about my summer sleep away camp which exemplifies my fierce independent streak, but she only tells the part of the story that she knows. When I was ten or eleven, I got it into my head that I was going to go to a Girl Scout sleep awayContinue reading “Writer’s Prompt: the most memorable thing I received in the mail…”

Popsugar #14 – A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name

What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet; Names… A name can be derived from an old meaning and have been around forever, or it could be inspired by the world around us. Some names have dual meanings, like my name. Charlotte is an old nameContinue reading “Popsugar #14 – A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name”

The Dutch House – Book Review – No Spoilers

Fantastic narration by Tom Hanks!!! I don’t usually listen to fiction books on audio. I would rather read them and listen to memoirs or nonfictions. When I found out that Tom Hanks was narrating this one, I decided to listen to it instead of reading it. I am so glad that I did! His performanceContinue reading “The Dutch House – Book Review – No Spoilers”

Popsugar #13 – A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it

This is a bit of a tough prompt, if you don’t know of something off the top of your head, because it means you have to search books and tv/movies. Searching imdb.com might help but it still means searching a couple of databases to see if things exist. I was originally going to read HeartlessContinue reading “Popsugar #13 – A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it”

Popsugar #12 – A book that passes the Bechdel test

The Bechdel test is a measure of the representation of women. In a movie or a book are there at least two women featured who talk to each other about something other than a man? Sometimes the requirement that the two women must be named is added. I feel like there are more and moreContinue reading “Popsugar #12 – A book that passes the Bechdel test”

Who is my wild woman?

Steph Jagger has been my guidepost as I make my journey to figure things out. She started a book led exploration of sorts called Read Like a Mother. It has changed since it started but the essence has remained. It’s a safe space to explore all of the intricacies of my thoughts. This session justContinue reading “Who is my wild woman?”

Popsugar #11 – An Anthology

I don’t read many anthologies. I’m not sure why… I think it’s because I like longer stories. The slow build to the climax and then the resolution drawn out over the length of 300-500 pages. That’s what I like. The anthologies that I’ve read have usually been because of a various challenge or a veryContinue reading “Popsugar #11 – An Anthology”