#LetsDiscuss2020 – Why I Don’t Read YA Books – #DiscussionSunday #13.

One of my blogging friends recently put up a post where she seemed to have a very hard time trying to find both adult and YA books that don't have romance in them. While I don't seem to have that problem with the adult books I read, it occurred to me that I might have … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Why I Don’t Read YA Books – #DiscussionSunday #13.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Bookish Social Media – #DiscussionSunday #12.

This was originally part of my overly long Finishing my Furlough discussion post, and it got practically no comments or reactions, so I thought I would make it into a separate discussion topic, which is: What do you think about all the different bookish social media platforms? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Bookish Social Media – #DiscussionSunday #12.

A Revealingly Obscure Story.

Book Review for "The Mystery of Henri Pick" by David Foenkinos (Translated by Sam Taylor) "In the small town of Crozon in Brittany (France), a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful … Continue reading A Revealingly Obscure Story.

Flighty Fun.

Book Review for “The Lark” by E. Nesbit Written in 1922, this is one of E. Nesbit’s few adult works of fiction, and one of her last to be published before she died. The story follows two young cousins, Jane and Lucille (known mostly as Lucy), whose guardian seems to have lost all their inheritance … Continue reading Flighty Fun.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Finishing my Furlough – #DiscussionSunday #9.

Tomorrow, I go back to work. I've been home since mid-March, but was furloughed as of April 1. So before my life gets back to normal (or as near normal as we can be these says), it is time for reflection, which is what got me to this discussion topic: What have I learned about … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Finishing my Furlough – #DiscussionSunday #9.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Tease Me to Please Me! – #DiscussionSunday #8.

While on furlough from work, I realized that through WordPress alone, I subscribe to over 900 blogs, and over 100 more through email and RSS feeds. That means I get easily 150 emails a day. Now, I don’t have any problem with that, but there is something I wish more bloggers would do, and that … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Tease Me to Please Me! – #DiscussionSunday #8.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Are You a Genre Snob? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #7.

My fellow blogger Katie @ Never Not Reading recently wrote a post on levels of genre snobbery where she listed and described four levels from the least to the worst of them, in her opinion. They were: Level one: Non-Snob Level two: Romance-Hater Level three: The Ageist Level four: The True-Snob The post is worth … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Are You a Genre Snob? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #7.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Rating Books – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #6.

Some people like to use stars (like me). Some people use other ways to rate books. Fellow blogger Claudia over at The Love of Books recently posted that she’s developed a brand new rating system for giving stars (or in her case hearts) to books that she reads. That made me that we should discuss: … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Rating Books – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #6.

#ShortStorySunday – Clearly Blurry Vision.

Book Review for “Redhead by the Side of the Road” by Anne Tyler. As a man in his forties, Micah Mortimer has everything in order. He has his own business where he’s his own boss and only employee, helping people with their computers as the “Tech Hermit”. He is also the super/handyman for the apartment … Continue reading #ShortStorySunday – Clearly Blurry Vision.

Teaser Tuesday for April 21, 2020.

Teaser Tuesday, the weekly bookish meme hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. It is very easy to play along: • Grab your current read and open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! • Share the title & author, … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday for April 21, 2020.