Saturday Morning Coffee

Thanks for stopping by! However did you manage in all this ice and snow? Well, that’s beside the point. The coffee’s nice and hot and I’m ready to chat.  Continue reading “Saturday Morning Coffee”

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Saturday Morning Coffee

Thanks for stopping by so early. I couldn’t sleep, so I got out of bed, made a cup of coffee, and turned on the porch light. You saw it and came by to see what’s up. I’m glad. Continue reading “Saturday Morning Coffee”

Reading Challenge 2016 Update

🎶 Woah, I’m half way there
Woah, readin’ everywhere 🎶 Continue reading “Reading Challenge 2016 Update”

2015 in Retrospect

Turning Calendar PagesDec 31, 2015

The last day of the year seems good a time as any to reflect on the year that was.

Some personal highlights include

Krystal finding a new job as Historic Interpreter

buying a relatively new car

Twitter interactions with Amanda Palmer, Niel Gaiman, & John Scalzi

 Neil Gaiman Retweeted MeAmanda Palmer Retweeted MeThe Scalzi InsultThe Scalzi Retweet

starting my seventh(!) year of teaching

making progress on my book

recording a podcast

surprising Krystal at Christmas

and of course

reaching reading and blogging goals

My Bookshelf, According to Goodreads

Leather Books with Ladder75 books completed

26,363 pages read

Shortest Book: The Visitor

Longest Book: The Silkworm

Average Rating: 3.8 stars

check out the complete Goodreads infographic

Around the Blogosphere

Views:

18,000 (approx)

equivalent to 7 sold-out performances @ Sydney Opera House

Pictures Added:

955

Busiest Day:

Sept 23 (152 views)

Most Popular Post:

Wicked Word Wednesday

Wicked Word Wednesday will return next week!

Longest Posting Streak:

45 Days (28 June – 11 August)

Top Commentators:

vivachange77

philosophermouseofthehedge

Petal and Mortar

shattenengel

Dr Meg Sorick

Why not help me return the favor to these kind folks and check out their blogs, too?

check out the complete WordPress infographic

So, tell me . . . how was your year?


 

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Twitter – where you can see my thoughts in 140 characters or less. Also, funny retweets.

Teaser Tuesday: Station Eleven

The problem with changing one’s routine for a month is switching back to the old routine. Here it is December 8 and I’m still not back to normal after NaNoWriMo.

Let’s start with something familiar, like the the Wheel of Time turning to

Teaser TuesdayJust in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

2015 Goodreads Challenge Complete

I have officially completed my Goodreads challenge, yet I’m faced with a dilemma: is it acceptable to begin a book in December but put off finishing it til January and thus count the book towards next year’s challenge, or should the book be read entirely within the year itself? Let me know what you think:

I’m currently reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. A little over thirty pages in, and this is by far one of the best works of fiction I’ve read in quite some time.

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 316:

You have no idea, Jeevan thought. You're rich and
you'll always be rich and if you wanted to you
could stop working today and never work again.

Station Eleven cover

Station Eleven features two of my favorite things:

Theatre

Plague

What’s not to like?

In Retrospect

I gave The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro 5 stars. It is a wonderful tale set in one of my favorite periods and is worthy of several readings to gain maximum understanding; unfortunately, someone else has requested the book so I’m unable to renew my library loan. Definitely will re-read and place on my “To Purchase” list.

 


 

What have you been reading?

 


 

Have a suggestion for a poem, photograph, or future post?

Drop a note in the prompt box!

 

Don’t forget to follow me on:

Facebook – where I share news stories, articles from other blogs, and various and sundry miscellany that happens to catch my eye. It’s stuff you won’t see here! Well, mostly.

Instagram – where I show you my Life in Motion and share quotes and such. The widget only shows my last three photographs – don’t you want to see them all?

Twitter – where you can see my thoughts in 140 characters or less. Also, funny retweets.

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