This weekend, I had the immense pleasure of turning 30 and then immediately throwing out my back. It was exactly as much fun as you can imagine. Lying on the couch with no WiFi for hours on end until the repairman could come out. Staring into the void and pondering life's great questions: Why are … Continue reading Review – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
So, February came and went much faster than I anticipated. January lasted exactly seven years and thirteen days. And February lasted six minutes and forty-three seconds. I'm not sure how that happens, but I blame flat earth, aliens, chem trails, and MK Ultra. So today starts March, and with March comes my new monthly thing. … Continue reading Happy March!
My Facebook memories reminded me of this photo I uploaded five years ago. (How could this possibly have been five years ago?) The best part of this memory is that it reminded me of the discovery of one of my favorite books I've ever read. This particular book opened my eyes to a world I … Continue reading Review – Every Day by David Levithan
If there's one thing I have learned to appreciate as I've gotten older, it's a good, solitary lunch. Growing up, I used to get genuine anxiety thinking about going to lunch by myself. I'd plan my meals around the schedules of others. I'd sometimes skip a meal completely just so I wouldn't have to eat … Continue reading How to Go On a Date
Happy New Year, readers! It's 2018. Can you believe it's already 2018? I swear, the older I get, the more quickly years seem to fly by. It feels like I'd barely gotten my feet on the ground in 2017 before we were ringing it out. But now we've got a new year, 525,600 minutes to make … Continue reading 2018; New Year, New Reads
This year I took part in the 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge. In fact, I took on the challenge of completing both lists, which was a stretch for me. Somehow, blessedly, I finished both lists and feel like a rockstar for it. This year, it seems there's only the one list and I can't wait to start figuring out which books I'm going to select for this list.
Today is my wife's 30th birthday and the only thing she'll hate more than me making a big deal of it, is me making a big deal of it on a blog that reaches tens of people. So instead of writing a sappy post about how amazing and beautiful she is (both of which are … Continue reading Happy Birthday, My Love
A year ago, I graduated with my master's degree in Reading and Literacy. And I read a surprisingly small amount of books in those two years, considering it was a degree in Reading and Literacy. By the end of the program, excluding the books I had to read for required reading, I'd read twelve books … Continue reading My Year in Books
I know, I know. It's like heresy to say that anything is better than books, right? It hurts me to admit it, too. But there is--at least for me--something so much better than books.
[D]ear books, it's not you. It's me.