Top Ten Tuesday: Character traits I value

The most important attribute for any character is multi-faceted behavior. Those who grow and learn, question and falter, are both heroes and failures become the most memorable to me. 10. Unreliable- my real-life friends and family are solid as rocks, but in fiction I prefer a character with skewed perception or less than forth-coming narration.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead (Bildungsroman reading challenge prompt) ★★★★☆ Audio narration | JD Jackson ★★★★★  "Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida."- Goodreads *note* I listened to the Penguin Random House audio and the narrator... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-borrow Authors

Hey, this gal works in a public library and must endorse borrowing with every given chance. Truthfully, I rarely buy any new releases. Most of my book pennies go to thrifted classics and childhood favorites. My personal library is eclectic, full of mismatched sets and spines that possess names of long-dead writers. If I were... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

Back at it with your weekly dose of bookish lists, Top Ten Tuesday. While not a full return to blogging, yet, inspiration struck for this week's topic when I had a spare moment to open my dusty laptop and compile a few thoughts. This Spring, adjusting to a new job and ending each day mentally... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews: The Chalk Man, The Fellowship of The Ring, The Night Circus, Ways to Hide in Winter

Reading Challenge update time: Absolutely the most gratifying group of books I've read this year. All attending to different moods, not the least of which was tackling a book hovering on my to-be-read list for over 20 years. Fantasy--Fiction, classics--adventure stories--legendary--Middle earth--might Elrond's council end soon? I need another cup of tea--skip the prologue The... Continue Reading →

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