Bout of Books: Tuesday Progress Report & Synopsis Rewrite

Classes resumed yesterday at university, so while I had to say farewell to summer classes, I was still able to manage a solid chunk of reading last night. In total I read 160 pages yesterday in The Lying Game. With book club meeting tonight it’s coming down to crunch time, so hopefully I can make…

Review: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (4/5)

“It’s more about being an artist,” she said. “I’d make the candles. In different shapes.” “Are you just saying that off the top of your head or—“ “Nope. I have wanted to make candles since they were invented. I mean, it’s the greatest kind of sculpture. Say you made a candle of Michael Jackson, and…

Monday Milestones: Halfway to the Half

This summer I began training for the Des Moines Half Marathon that takes place mid-October in Iowa. I opted for the 5-Mile Combo, which is the Mercy Live Up Loop (a five mile course) Saturday, chased by the half marathon Sunday. I am on a mission to run fifty halfs in fifty states, and this…

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

“Control is an illusion. No one has it. I don’t even have it. You can’t wish for control; you can only learn to play your part in a world where nothing is truly certain. And you do have a part to play.” After a long wait, I recently received my reserved copy of A Bridge…