I Like Being Alone

I never realized until recent years how much of an introvert I truly am.  I was always loud growing up, and I guess I still am, but I always assumed I was an extrovert.  But damn do I love being by myself.  I guess I have a lot of practice, being an only child.  I…

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Characters You’d Like to Check-In With | Top Ten Tuesday

Another Tuesday, another Top Ten.  As if you didn't already know, this is part of a weekly meme put out by The Broke and The Bookish.  Once you've perused my list, head over to the original post and check out the lists of other participants.  Heck, you can even write your own list and add…

Books Recently Added to my TBR List | Top Ten Tuesday

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday (courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish) is all about what future reads we're eyeing... So without further ado, Ten Five Books I've recently added to my To Be Read list.  (These books were all added during a leisurely browse at the bookstore.  If a book looked interesting to me I…

How to Avoid Writing a New Post

Sometimes you fall off the writing wagon.  Inevitably, the guilt of looking at your sad abandoned blog will eat away at your soul.  You'll throw yourself into work so that your mind doesn't turn into total mush, but eventually you'll run out of things to do on your days off, and your brain will start…

Childhood and Teenage Reads | Top Ten Tuesday

Another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is: "Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years) That I Would Love To Revisit".  As I have mentioned in the past, I love children's books as well as YA.  In fact, I've already revisited a lot of my personal…

I don’t know what to call this

So I'm back.  I have a lot of reasons that I haven't been around, some of them emotional, some of them technical, but the short version is: I've had a tough 8 weeks or so.  The biggest emotional hurdle being that my Oma passed away.  Her death came during an already sad week in my…

Stories in Other Forms | Top Ten Tuesday

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish is our favorite stories in television and film.  I technically broke the rules this week, but I don't care.  The fact of the matter is that I don't watch that much T.V. and while I certainly enjoy movies, my favorites tend to be…

My Favorite Classics | Top Ten Tuesday

  Over at The Broke and the Bookish they do a weekly Top Ten Tuesday.  After perusing my list, be sure to make your own and add your link to the original post!  This week's topic:  Our Top Ten Favorite Classics! The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum --  This book was my life growing…

Appreciating Where I’m At

  I have always had a really bad habit of focusing on being somewhere else and placing all the blame for current disappointments on where I currently am, or who I'm with... Background info about me: I used to be a bit of a heartbreaker.  And I don't mean in the innocent sense that guys…

Unique Reads | Top Ten Tuesday

I may have done this once or twice before, but just in case I didn't explain: A book blog that I often lurk on, The Broke and the Bookish, does a weekly Top Ten Tuesday.  Today's topic is... Top Ten Six Most Unique Books I've Read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn -- This book definitely changed my…