Reading Life: Books Read: 90 Books Abandoned: 0 (however…) Books Still in Progress: 8 (and some of them have been on this shelf for YEARS. I really need to clean it up.) Pulitzer Prize winning books read: None…But I did read The Underground Railroad (it won the National Book Award for Fiction). Other book related things: I really like the Goodreads Stats view, it makes for a super quick snapshot of one’s year in books. Here’s another lovely summary from Goodreads: I like seeing what other’s have (or haven’t) read. I mean, how surprised are ya’ll that no one else … Continue reading Year in Numbers: 2016
In early June Anbolyn and I gave a book talk on the books we think everyone should read this summer. 🙂 It was so much fun and we had about a dozen people come to the program. (That’s a success, if … Continue reading Reading: Sizzlin’ Summer Reads
I recently read On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss — talk about the timely publication of a book. Since the second trimester when our doctor recommended the Tdap vaccine and a flu shot for us and anyone coming around … Continue reading Pregnancy: Vaccinations Edition
Astronauts. Shine Shine Shine. Gravity. The Martian. Commander Hadfield. Mars Rovers. Red Rising. Marissa Meyer. Mars One. Konapun. (These are all the things that somehow connect in my mind to lead to this blog post.) Space is a happening place. It’s got all of those stars and planets and asteroids and stuff. Mars is especially cool. After all, it is the most habitable planet after Earth (according to Mars One & maybe others). Within the next couple of weeks, there are two new, buzzy books coming out starring the red planet, so see…it IS really cool because there are new books. … Continue reading Space Rocks.
I have a feeling we can thank Sheldon Cooper and Sherlock Holmes (in all his variations) for the rise in fascinating and original male protagonists (or we can give Forrest Gump a hug). Despite who the credit goes to, these quirky male … Continue reading Reading:The Quirky Male.