End of Summer Check-In


It's the end of summer. I don't know about you but where I live, we've already had some chilly Fall mornings and nights. Seasons change as do our reading habits...blogging habits. With cooler weather at our doorstep, I'll probably be reading a lot more. Here's what I've read since the last time I posted anything:

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
Hunger by Knut Hamsun

I'm currently in the middle of a great book! It's longer than my average read so it's taking me a little while to get through it--but it's so good! I'd love to tell you all about it, but you'll just have to check out my new site to see what it is: A Morose Bookshelf


Review - On the Beach


“It’s going to go on spreading down here, southwards, till it gets to us?”

 “That’s what they say.”


“Can’t anything be done to stop it?”

He shook his head. “Not a thing. It’s the winds. It’s mighty difficult to dodge what’s carried on the wind. You just can’t do it. You’ve got to take what’s coming to you, and make the best of it.” (39)
It’s the end of world.

But the end is not instant. It’s gradual…yet still relatively quick—between six to nine months.

So what do you do? Maybe it depends on your job, your family, your faith…your view of death.

Maybe it depends on how you go out…let’s say radioactive poisoning?

Yeah, that’s it. Radioactive poisoning carried by the winds to your neighborhoods, to your doorstep, through the cracks of your window screens, in the water you drink and in the air you breathe while you sleep.

That’s how you’ll get. And there isn’t a thing you can do about it…Or is there?

Read the rest of the review here at the new site for A Morose Bookshelf.


Midsummer Check-In


I haven't posted in a while but I have been reading. Albeit at a very casual and leisurely pace.

I'm currently reading two books and should have reviews posted by next week at some point (fingers crossed) I posted write ups on Orleans by Sherri L. Smith and The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammet earlier this month. You might notice they aren't in the archives--why is that you ask?

Because they're on the new site!

You'll have to check out the new site for my most recent thoughts and updates. That is where all my write ups will be from now on.

Just a reminder really...so what do you need to take from this post:

1. Visit the new site
2. I AM reading...just slowly
3. Visit the new site




Reflection on the first half of 2013...

At the beginning of the year I made a note to myself stating how I would connect with more bloggers, read more books and write better reviews. Six months later, I've failed miserably at all three. Well...I like my reviews, they're informal, concise, personal and still informative. So maybe not a complete fail. But definitely failures on the other two.

I still have many books to read for my challenges. My current read is turning out to be a serious roadblock...but I must endure. Also, I decided to change blog platforms earlier this year:

A Morose Bookshelf 

It's not quite where I want it to be, but I really like it so far. Please check it out and let me know what you think...subscribe...leave comments, whatever. Eventually, all my thoughts will be on this new site.

Also--I joined a bookclub the other day. Which is a step for me. So maybe networking with other bookworms and bloggers can still happen. We'll see. I'm not thrilled about the first book because it's YA and dystopia. YA, Dystopia!

I can't get away.

I'm being silly...it could be amazing, right? I'll have to purchase the kindle edition because there is no way in hell I'm paying $18.00 for a hardcover of this book--no way!

So far I've only read few spectacular books...then again I haven't read many books at all. Maybe 15 or so. (Do not judge!) I know once I get past this current book, I'll pick up my reading pace and everything will be good.