2023 Reading Challenge: Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Hello all, It's year no. 6 (!) of our Reading Challenge. Julie and I derive great fun and pleasure from composing, and in Julie's case, completing, these yearly challenges. I do try, but I'm the worst reading procrastinator. You do not want to meet my TBR in a dark alley, it's a beast. If you... Continue Reading →

Reading Challenge year 5! Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Hello bookish buddies. I'm back to celebrate year number 5(!) of the Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid challenge with Julie from The Redolent Mermaid. Our collaboration has outlasted many a celebrity marriage, and I'd argue, possesses more substance than most. We look forward to generating these lists for you, and for us, every year. What... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: 5 star book predictions

5-star ratings should be given few and far between. Not that I'm ironfisted or anything, it's just that I reserve the highest rating for those special books I consider to be nothing short of legendary. Books possessing that elusive combination of powerful story, enjoyability, plus top-quality writing garner my legendary status. The last two years... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Show me the numbers

There are so few threads tying these random books together, I could only conjure two: numeric titles plus, at some point, I've read them. Just for funzies, I included my star rating. 10. A Million Little Pieces | James Frey ★★★☆☆ 9. Marvel 1602 | Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆ 8. Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury ★★★★☆... Continue Reading →

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