Patriotic jewelry

March 21, 2016

In a presidential election year, people seem more inclined to show their patriotism than in other years. For example, I see so many different American flag lapel pins and military service cuff links or tie pins that it makes me feel odd not having similar pieces of my own. I actually started searching for nice […]


Abandoned books

March 8, 2015

I hate abandoning books. The ones I’ve left unfinished in my lifetime can counted on two hands and still bother me to this day. In fact, several times a year I dedicate myself to pushing through a book or two that I had previously abandoned. Sometimes the perseverance pays off (Portrait of a Lady, Gulliver’s […]


Basic Kindle just $59

March 7, 2015

Amazon is celebrating National Reading Month by offering their basic Kindle (WiFi, with offers) for only $59! I know it’s just the barebones model, but that is still an amazing deal. I remember when the first gen Kindle came out and was an astronomical $499. I waited until the price dropped to $359 before buying […]


Back to Kindle Unlimited

February 15, 2015

Well, after bowing out of Kindle Unlimited once my free trial expired, I find that I’ve signed up again. This time, I have no special offers, so I’ll be paying for at least one month of membership. The reason I’m back? I’m just so damn tired of listening to utterly crappy Librivox recordings! Look, I […]


Best and Worst Books of 2012

January 1, 2013

The title of the post is a bit misleading. This list is a compilation of the best and worst books that I read in 2012, not of books that were published in 2011. As usual, my opinion is just that and isn’t meant to be a final pronouncement about anything. My main goal when reading […]


In a slump

October 14, 2011

I am in the midst of a terrible reading slump right now. There was a point where I had nearly 40 reviews queued up for this blog because I was finishing books faster than I was posting. But those days are long gone. I have maybe two reviews queued up and two that I haven’t […]


Best and Worst of 2010

December 31, 2010

What would a December 31st post be without a Best/Worst list of some sort? I already posted a list for the first half of the year, which you can find right here. These are the Best and Worst titles that I read from July to December of 2010. As usual, these aren’t necessarily books that […]


Holiday Wish List ’10

November 30, 2010

Can you guess what I want for Christmas this year? If you said books, then you’re right on the money! I am always in need of books, books, and more books to read, not only to keep this blog going but also just because I feel lost if I’m not in the middle of two […]


Need a page-turner!

July 3, 2010

I’m looking for a page-turner to read this summer. I’m thinking something along the lines of The Da Vinci Code, where I simply couldn’t bear to put the book down and just had to keep reading to find out what happened next. It’s been a long time since I’ve read something that left me needing […]


Now Reading

May 27, 2010

I’m currently in the middle of several books because none of them has grabbed my attention to a sufficient degree that I want to stick with it until the end. Don’t get me wrong; these still represent a far more interesting option than reading a bunch of acnepril reviews, which I spent almost all of […]