Under the Dome

Oh! I just realized in my updating Goodreads this morning I forgot to review this one. Not relevant to this post, though, which is really more about my confusion with the show. I started this off as an email to Sharon, and decided just to make it a blog post …

1001 books

At least. At least 1000 books. I counted one section that had medium-sized books on it (meaning that some books on the case are thinner and some are thicker) and that section had 34 books. There are 30 sections. That’s 1020 books. But, I also put my dad’s ashes on …

MOAR BOOKCASES

Yesterday I had a work flip-out. You all probably are tired of hearing about my constant fight for space (not against Tim, but against myself) — the ceramic studio used to be a book room, and slowly over the last two years I’ve had to double- and triple-stack mass market …

Watership Down

Watership Down by Richard Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars Technically a re-read, and if you want to get really technical about it, it’s a listen; I bought the audio book to listen to while working. As I said the last time I read this book – maybe three …

Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Here is what I wonder, sometimes, having grown up around writers. I wonder if the idea is there, but not fully formed, but the writer is getting too much pressure from fans and/or agents and editors. If the idea of …

Catching Fire

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Even when you win, you lose. Or, at least that is what President Snow would like to drill into Katniss, who spends a good portion of the book trying to convince him that she and Peeta are indeed a …

Saturday, April 28th

Joe Haldeman, reading, answering questions, and autographing books at Wild Iris Books in Gainesville, Florida — one of the only two locally owned bookstores left in the city, and one of nine feminist bookstores left across the country. Yesterday was quite fun; of course I got a bit of work …

The Witch of Hebron

The Witch of Hebron by James Howard Kunstler My rating: 4 of 5 stars Technically a “listen to” and not a physical read, as I’ve had this on audio in my studio while I work on ceramics. I downloaded this and “World Made by Hand” at the same time, but …

Talking God

Talking God by Tony Hillerman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Clearly I’m skipping around in this series. But that’s kind of the mark of a good writer, right? One who doesn’t make you feel as if you’ve necessarily missed anything, but also doesn’t do that thing in the first …