Book Pairings

Anathem

One of the podcasts that I listen to, "Get Booked" by the folks at BookRiot, gives book recommendations based on the requesters' requirements. A common request is "read alikes," a book that is similar to one that was thoroughly enjoyed. Earlier this year I stumbled into another category quite serendipitously. I had just finished the audiobook… Continue reading Book Pairings

Where Have You Been All My Life?

Tibetan Peach Pie

Serendipity introduced me to the writings of Tom Robbins this year. I vaguely remember having heard of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, but I never would have been able to put the author’s name to the title. I was searching for an audiobook to listen to, and Mr. Robbins’ memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie, was on… Continue reading Where Have You Been All My Life?

Settling for Self Sufficiency

Settlers Ad

A little while back, there was a television commercial that portrays cable tv subscribers as settlers. My mind does not make the leap to where someone who has cable gives them a pioneer mentality – Yes, I know it is supposed to mean that they are completely behind the times, but self-sufficiency is not a negative… Continue reading Settling for Self Sufficiency

Good Morning, Midnight

Good Morning Midnight

I was so excited to receive an Advanced Reader Copy for Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. My requests are normally turned down by the big publishers, but Penguin Random House approved this one, and I did a happy dance. Within the first few pages I read a paragraph describing the scenery (long-time readers know… Continue reading Good Morning, Midnight