Literary Life: January in Review

Since my book-binge, at the end of December, I’ve found a desire to read return or at least balance with the need to switch off my mind. I’ve finished the last of Sarah Moss’ fiction I had left to read (and now I’m mildly bereft) and the Emily Next series by L. M. Montgomery (which I adored). I got two extra ear piercings in my left ear lobe, bring the count to 8 ear piercings now. ………

2016; A Reading Year In Review

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And welcome to my 6th year of blogging. 2016 had a bit of a hit in terms of blogging and reading volume, but I’m hoping to rectify this in 2017. Nevertheless, I’ve encountered some brilliant books. 2016 80 books read, 26 less than in 2015. 34 5* books. 2 more than 2015. I’m always surprised when this number increases, but perhaps I am better at selecting books that challenge and entertain me. ………

Merry Christmas

Christmas is my favourite time of year, the one holiday of the year that thaws my cold, ice formed heart. And so I’m offering this simple phrase To kids from one to ninety-two Although it’s been said many times, many ways Merry Christmas to you. Merry Christmas from me and the King of the Christmas song, Nat King Cole.

Literary Life: November in Review

November was a great month for reading, at least by the end of it when I fell into a bit of a binge. It was just what I needed. Reading has fallen by the wayside since, but I’m not worried about it like I was before, I’m sure I’ll have another spurt. Not entirely sure I’ll reach my goal to read 80 books by Christmas, but I’m feeling fairly zen about it all. I also ………