Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

“Reality told us we would fail. But again and again, we fought. We persevered . We rose.” “I teach you to be warriors in the garden so you will never be gardeners in the war.” Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is a refreshing return to the origins of the fantasy genre, where … Continue reading Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Monday Milestones: Week of 3/25

Spring has sprung in the Midwest! The bitter cold of winter has been replaced with kite-worthy breezes and rejuvenating rain showers. With racing season around the corner my weekly workouts are beginning to take on a more structured appearance as I begin to zone in on a target race. This year I am looking forward … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Week of 3/25

Monday Milestones: Easing Into Spring Training

So this winter has been fairly intermittent with running. Some weeks I am more consistent than others about getting my miles in, it all depends on what's on the plate for that week. Partly it's because I've added in a twice weekly martial arts class, partly it's the cold weather blahs, and mostly it's the … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Easing Into Spring Training

Review: Not a Match by Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan has been on over a hundred online dates, so when he writes a book on online dating disasters, I am all ears. I listened to Not A Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters one weekend before Valentine's Day on a car ride to a conference. An hour and a half commute, … Continue reading Review: Not a Match by Brian Donovan

Movie Review: Black Panther (2018)

Confession. I am so not a superhero fan. The only time I set aside a couple of coveted hours of free time to sit through a superhero movie is when my comic loving husband drags me to the theaters for the newest DC/Marvel/Star Wars/etc. film so he can be nostalgic about his childhood. So needless … Continue reading Movie Review: Black Panther (2018)

Review: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringwell

He lifted his face toward the treetops and whistled a few notes of one of the tribe's songs. None were tunes you'd hear on the radio, though Kit would have sworn one of them had stolen riffs from a Bowie song. No surprise. Goblins stole stuff every chance they got. The Goblins of Bellwater has … Continue reading Review: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringwell

Book Review: Burmese Days by George Orwell

Burmese Days by George Orwell is a novel set in 1920's Burma, where Orwell had spent five years as a police officer between 1922 and 1927. Flory is a timber merchant, a man with little backbone and a hideous birthmark. His only friend is Dr. Veraswami, a Burmese man who worships the superiority of the … Continue reading Book Review: Burmese Days by George Orwell