Category Archives: Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books

To Re-Read or Not Re-Read

That is a question.  I don’t know about THE question, but it is a question at least. And I am referring to re-reading a series. When there are so many books already, and so little time, do you go back … Continue reading

Posted in Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Humanity Sucks (in Fiction)

We all know books can have deep effects on our lives.  They make us think, feel, and wonder.  They expose us to new things and they become intimate friends.  They are a source of power in more ways than one.  … Continue reading

Posted in Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Awaiting the Release

I came late to the Harry Potter mania. But I remember it well.  It was the summer Book 4 was released, and I was home from college.  My sister – a bona fide Potterphile from Book 1 – convinced my … Continue reading

Posted in Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Morning Serenity

There are many factors that have conspired to make me an early morning riser.  First:  a reliance on public transportation to get to and from work.  I need to leave my apartment around 6:15am to catch my morning train, which … Continue reading

Posted in Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books, Peace and Serenity : Finding Happiness in the Small Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I am a Bella Hater: Feminism in Literature

I was tooling around on GoodReads the other day, and I came across a discussion thread entitled Twilight:  Do You Think People Were Too Hard on this Book?  I am very anti-Twilight, as I will explain below, so I had … Continue reading

Posted in Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yep, There is Something Wrong With Me…

We Need to talk About Kevin.  Boy was I excited when my book club decided on this one for our December read.  Couldn’t have picked a more uplifting and heartwarming novel for the holidays if we actually tried. Okay, yes, … Continue reading

Posted in Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Counting Days… and Books

I know I mentioned in my recent post about drinking that I would not count days of sobriety.  That I need to focus my life on other things, and let alcohol go the way of the do-do. The focusing part … Continue reading

Posted in Challenging Challenges : Overcoming Life's Obstacles, Good Reads : Books, Books, and More Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment