Midweek Ramble #2

I was going to write on a dark subject and got about halfway through and left for a while to catch a movie. Even got a nice deli sandwich from a local joint and of course the coffee on the way from the theater. I mean seriously have I not had my coffee here at…

It’s Friday #1

This post is being brought to you by excessive amounts of coffee and binge watching of one of my most favorite shows ever; Futurama. One of the things that interests me is how life can be a little like reading a book. Everyday work presents what I like to call mini stories that add up…

Midweek Ramble #1

In my last major update post I mentioned that there were some new ideas floating around upstairs. One of the things I wanted to do last year was to just sit down with a cup of coffee and write. Unfortunately, that never really came to fruition and the troubling thing about that is I think…

A New Year of Books

As always a new year of books to read and a new challenge to meet makes for what could be a dull year of mostly work far more interesting. For the year of 2018 the goal is to read at least sixty books. For me that feels ambitious, but doable even having to work six…

General Update

This past month has been a little crazy. I’ve been working a lot particularly the past two weeks leaving little time to read. Getting extra hours is both a blessing and curse. It is hard to say no if I need a little extra to offset¬†unintended expenses like this month. The down side was it…

January Bites the Dust

It’s almost hard to believe that we come to the end of the first month. One that just seemed to fly by at a break-neck pace. Going into this month my book challenge for 2017 seemed far to large with some ambitious goals of mine coupled with it. I look back at the 70 books…

What is Your Genre?

As a long time and avid reader one of the things I’ve thought about particularly over the past couple weeks in particular is the idea of genre. To be totally honest it wasn’t something I had thought about a whole lot. I just knew what I liked and stuck with that for so many years…

It’s 2017 Already

It’s a bit hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Here we are half way through the first month of another year to come. Much like last year more books than I can shake a stick at – not that I actually would or should. Though it might be funny to try…

The Art of Book Sleuthing

One of the thing that I like to do on a regular basis is to find new books. It’s definitely not because I need more books or have a shortage of things to read. Some of it is curiosity of what is new, interesting, or simply¬†finding those hidden gems that are available. Since I began…

Audio Books

Many of us modern readers have ditched the old-fashioned bound books in favor of the digitalized ones. For a long time the feel, heft and smell of the traditional book was enjoyable. I still have some that inhabit a spot on the bookshelf I just couldn’t part with. They are the old friends of mine…