Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

I hate it when books make me feel things. I read to ESCAPE life. How DARE you make me EMOTE. Happy Top Ten Tuesday. I gotta tell you about my last ten book hangovers. Let me take an Advil first. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo The plot and climax of this novel aren't my favorite, but… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

Books, Real Life

Spiritual Health Month

I've been on a health kick recently (and not just because my antidepressants are making me fat.) After reading Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, I retooled her basic premise: What if I pursued not happiness, but health? In June, I worked on my physical health, prioritizing yoga, meditation, and meal prep. In July, I focused on… Continue reading Spiritual Health Month

Books

TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: It was a massacre…ho hum

Hooray! Another great passage from Eyes of War. I'm fairly impressed with the description in today's passage. Sure, it takes a turn for the morbid, sounding like something you'd find in George R. R. Martin's books, but it's not bad. There are a couple flubs--"The oval face held fear."--but it's pretty good for Ms. Nickerson. The… Continue reading TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: It was a massacre…ho hum

Entertainment, Movies

MOVIE REVIEW: Inside Out

The premise: 11-year-old Riley experiences emotional turmoil after her family relocates to San Francisco, as told by the emotions that live in her head. When Riley loses her core memories, emotions Joy and Sadness go to recover them while Disgust, Anger, and Fear try to keep Riley happy. My reaction: Huh. That's as much as I could muster from… Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Inside Out