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


WWW Wednesday (02-21-18)

Hi friends! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Game plan is simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post. Kind of like Goodreads but more intentional. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (02-21-18)

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

Review: Tarnished City by Vic James

Tarnished City by Vic James is the second book in the Dark Gifts series. Set in modern day Britain, this dystopian fantasy is the story of an underdog. Parliament is run by a technocratic society where magic is power. Supporting this society is the labor of the Unskilled, or magicless lower classes. Every Unskilled person … Continue reading Review: Tarnished City by Vic James

2018 Challenge Update (Week 5)

In the last week I read two more books off my TBR list, so I am still on track as far as my reading challenges go. Thank goodness for audiobooks, though I did enjoy some glorious hours with my Kindle in stolen moments of quiet. George Orwell's Burmese Days was particularly nice to listen on … Continue reading 2018 Challenge Update (Week 5)