Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC for Dummies

July 7, 2012

My mom has a relatively old PC and is starting to have some problems with it. Since I can’t run over to her house to help every time something happens, I’m thinking of ordering this Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC for Dummies reference book for her. This guide is actually a 6-in-1 volume that covers […]


Valentine’s Day Gifts

January 18, 2012

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you want to get for that special someone in your life. I always end up buying personalized gifts from RedEnvelope for Valentine’s Day because I love having engraved stuff all over my house. Coffee mugs, picture frames, champagne flutes, business […]


Best and Worst Books of 2011

January 1, 2012

The title of the post is a bit misleading. This list is a compilation of the best and worst books that I read in 2011, 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 […]


Book Meme

January 4, 2011

I found this list over at a blog called Still Learning, and thought it looked like fun to go through. I’m not going to tag anyone, but here are the instructions if you’d like to play along. (I’ve read 66, btw.) Instructions: • Copy this list. • Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety. […]


Christmas 2010

December 26, 2010

So now that the holiday is over, I can finally sit back and relax with some books! I received quite a few books this year, as you might expect, but also got some very interesting and unusual christmas ornaments that I can’t wait to use next year. I started collecting unusual ornaments a couple years […]


Enriched Edition Kindle Books

October 8, 2010

Have you heard about these new “enriched edition” Kindle books that are currently being offered? I just stumbled across them today as I was looking at Michael Connelly’s latest book, The Reversal. Enriched editions sound more like video games than books, which makes me anxious to try one! No, you don’t need to hook up […]


Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

September 15, 2010

I was fooling around on Google earlier this morning, mostly looking for epiduo reviews to see if that stuff would work for my skin, when I came across a blurb stating that today would have been Agatha Christie’s 120th birthday. To honor the occasion, has this awesome Christie tribute doodle on their homepage. One […]


Too Many Textbooks!

June 23, 2010

Now that I’ve been in grad school for over a year, I’m starting to accumulate a bunch of used textbooks. Back when I was getting my undergraduate degree, I kept almost all of my textbooks because I thought I might need to refer to them someday. But of course I never did, and ended up […]


Cigar Aficionado

April 29, 2010

I’m not all that into cigars myself, but a good friend of mine is. Since her birthday is coming up soon (yes, I said “her”!), I’m thinking about getting her a box of cigars as a present. Problem is, I know absolutely nothing about how to choose cigars. Back when I was younger, a group […]


Book 99 Years Overdue

February 15, 2010

You know how you sometimes start searching for a particular piece of information on the Internet but then one thing leads to another and you find yourself reading about something completely different from what you were initially trying to find? Yeah, that happened to me today. At first I was looking for some jenny craig […]