Bookish Sites and Such

Every so often I look for Goodreads alternatives, if I knew they’ve been owned by Amazon for 8 years, I’d forgotten, that explains the monopoly. Their export option messes up read dates and doesn’t track rereads and doesn’t have enough data. In frustration I found the spreadsheet I mentioned in this post. But I’ve not… Continue reading Bookish Sites and Such

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What I Read: August 2021

I read a lot, but not necessarily well, I wasn’t thrilled with a lot of my fiction, however, I think it again helped me to think about my fiction. And the two non-fiction books I read were EXCELLENT! Nonfiction Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You… Continue reading What I Read: August 2021

The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

I found this tag here on Maribeth’s blog. I’m going to try to exclude rereads from this mostly. I’m afraid I can’t keep duplicate answers off though.   Best book you’ve read so far in 2021 The best fiction is Gerald Durrell’s Corfu trilogy (the essence of summer in a set of books). And the… Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

Reigniting Tolkien Nerdiness

I watched these two Wired videos (here and here) in which a Tolkien expert answers a bunch of questions a couple months ago. It is a Tolkien nerd’s dream. And of course I’ve also gotten touches of Lord of the Rings when listening to The Friendship Onion as well. I’ve always wanted to reread The… Continue reading Reigniting Tolkien Nerdiness

What I Read July

I didn’t do a jot from my July reading goals, although I thought I’d be finishing Far from the Madding Crowd. Yeah, no, Hardy is not for me. This was a 2nd try after years of growing up. Nope, CANNOT stand that sort of thing. Everyone makes very obvious terrible choices or is a terrible person and… Continue reading What I Read July

My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell

I’d read My Family and Other Animals but by the time I watched the show The Durrells, I didn’t remember much of the details of the stories, so I decided I wanted to reread it as well as the next two: Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. I’d read that the show was… Continue reading My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell

What I Read June 2021

My June Goals were Finish A Fine Romance. Read Factfulness and return to my dad. Rollover to July and/or August. Read Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth. Rollover to July and/or August. Reread Emma. Catch Up on The Silent Bells serial by ND Wilson. I’ve decided I need to reread the whole series first so rollover… Continue reading What I Read June 2021

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Little Women Literary Reference List and Alcott Reading Challenge

When I was rereading Shirley, a lot of footnotes reminded me how often older authors were well-versed in literary works to be constantly referencing all their works, and this caused the list of Little Women literary references to mind, and then Tarissa’s Alcott Reading Challenge reminded me again. I thought I’d found a list, I’m… Continue reading Little Women Literary Reference List and Alcott Reading Challenge