I promised myself: once I survived County Fair '22, I'd lay out on the beach with a book. To even heal from enough burnout to get back into the car, I had to sprawl out in my backyard reading quite a bit. I don't make the rules! Rainbow from my raised beds Then we got… Continue reading Additional Mood: Picnic at Laurel Hill East Cemetery
This is just about the time when the sun waking me up before 6 a.m. starts to feel sinister, like a cruel master. This is the point of summer when the heat and humidity are oppressive and I just want to hide in the shade with a book. Or lock myself indoors. Mid-July is summer… Continue reading Mid-July Is Horror Season
75 books in 2021 The kindest way I can describe 2021 is the cliche, One step forward, two steps back. The year began in pandemic lockdown. I became obsessed with women artists throughout history and read as much about them as I could. I also dove deep to learn more about the history of tarot… Continue reading What I read in 2021
I was recently introduced to the #24in48 reading challenge; that is, try to spend 24 hours out of a 48-hour period reading! I had never timed myself reading before, and I'm not sure what I'll do with the fact that when I really love a novel I read 50 pages an hour. (Then experience a… Continue reading #24in48 Challenge!
84 books in 2020 Did you know you don't have to always find a silver lining? Sometimes it's OK to say that a hard year was difficult, unpleasant, unwelcome and unfair. This year was brutal and yeah, it's cool I read 80+ books but given the choice, I'd read zero books and have zero people… Continue reading What I Read in 2020