I have always been fueled by stories. The first story that fed me was The Wizard of Oz.  CBS would air it once a year and, from one year old, I would watch.  The concept of fiction meant nothing to me.  Dorothy and her friends and the Wicked Witch with her winged monkey were as real […]

Happy fall, y’all! We’re finally to the most wonderful time of the year and I have to say that this season has started out on the perfect note. Those of you who know me know that my birthday is the first day of fall and I celebrated by doing the most pandemic thing ever–nothing at […]

I feel like I should explain myself. A few weeks ago, I said I was going to be posting my weekly reading, well, weekly again…and then I didn’t. I should have known better not to commit myself to a new schedule right when school was starting. Then I started thinking, again, about how I do […]

I’ve talked about it all summer, but today I finished it! My library has an adult Summer Reading Program (which is AWESOME!) and this year’s was a Bingo game. Of course, me being me, just getting Bingo wasn’t enough…I had to get blackout! And today, with one day to spare, I did it! This will […]

Guess what! It isn’t Sunday! I normally post my reading updates on Sundays, then I realized that I was having trouble finding the time during the day to write up the posts. So, I’m switching my update days to Fridays. Of course, I’ve missed a few weeks, so this one is a big catch up […]

Well…long time, no see! I didn’t mean to take such a long break, it just sort of happened. Last week, we were out of town (more on that below) and the weeks before that were just instances when time got out of hand. It’s hard to believe we are already in August. Of course, it […]

We are another week into summer! I noticed that the stores are putting out the school supplies, reminding us that fall is coming. Pat took this week off work, but we didn’t do much. Chris had his writing group and swimming lessons and Lillie had her math class, which tied us to home. On Friday, […]

I hope that my American friends had a Happy 4th of July! I did not do a weekly reads post this week as I was celebrating on the 4th and, on the third, was busy prepping for the 4th. I’ll cover two weeks in my next update post. Anyway, since I last wrote, Oregon is […]

Lordy, lordy! It is HOT out there. As I write this (at 3:50 pm on Sunday) it is 110 degrees out! If I were in Arizona, this would be normal, but I’m in Oregon! This is not the deal Oregonians made when we all decided to live here. Tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter, […]

Wow, a lot has happened in the two weeks since I last posted. First, I went to Arizona to see my dad. It was a nice long weekend. Yes, it was hot, but the air conditioning was working. Thanks to the pandemic, he hadn’t seen any relatives other than his brother in a year and […]

I’ve been paying attention to what I’ve been reading, what I’ve been enjoying, and what I’ve been craving and I’ve noticed something: my reading has changed. Before I go any further, I want to assure you that I am not a genre snob. I do not believe genre, or any genre, is “less than” any […]