Wish List: The Black Box

December 7, 2012

I haven’t been paying much attention to new releases recently, so I was unaware that Michael Connelly has a new book out. It’s called The Black Box and is the latest in the Harry Bosch series. Although the Bosch books have mostly lost their shine for me, I still find them more entertaining than other […]


Teach Yourself to Play Electronic Keyboard

September 13, 2012

I used to take piano lessons a long time ago, and am now thinking about getting into it again. But instead of buying a full-sized piano, I’m going to start with an electronic keyboard, which is both more manageable and more affordable. I’ve seen plenty of good deals on splendid keyboards and accessories, so I’m […]


Kindle Fire?

August 19, 2012

I’m currently debating whether or not I should get a Kindle Fire. I currently have a Kindle Keyboard and an iPad, and am wondering if the Fire would end up being a perfect combination of both devices. On the plus side for the Kindle Keyboard is the E-Ink technology and the fact that the device […]


The Language of Flowers

September 2, 2011

I often send flowers to friends and relatives to mark birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. But despite my familiarity with sending flowers to usa cities practically once a month, I never really know what I’m saying with particular blooms. I’m hoping the novel The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh can help. […]


Short Autobiography — F. Scott Fitzgerald

August 3, 2011

I’m a huge F. Scott Fitzgerald fan, so I was thrilled to hear that there’s a “new autobiography” coming out. I put those words in quotes because the volume is not really an autobiography in the strictest sense of the word; it’s more of a collection of essays. And the essays aren’t new to the […]


Story of a Lifetime Journal

July 1, 2011

I would really love to start a journal that I can give to my son when he’s older, but I’m just terrible at thinking up topics to write about. That’s why I’m very interested in this Story of a Lifetime Journal that I saw over at www.personalcreations.com. The book is bound in brown leather, has […]


The Body Fat Solution

March 25, 2011

I lead such a sedentary lifestyle that it’s no wonder I’m having trouble losing weight. I’m either sitting at my computer typing all day or lying in bed reading a book. I try to work in a bit of physical activity each day, but that 45 minutes or an hour simply isn’t enough to make […]


The Wisdom of Your Face

January 17, 2010

Did you know that some people believe that you can tell a lot about someone’s personality by “reading” their face? Apparently this is some ancient Chinese tradition, and folks swear that it works! This book by Jean Haner has gotten a lot of positive reviews, which kind of makes me want to try it — […]


Desserts to Die For

September 7, 2009

I would love to be able to make my own scrumptious desserts. I occasionally have dinner parties, and things usually go well until it’s time for dessert — at which point, I end up defrosting a cheesecake or something. Wouldn’t it be much better to be able to whip up a fancy Mocha Almond Praline […]


101 Dog Tricks

September 4, 2009

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about my dogs recently. I haven’t had as much time to play with them as usual, so they’ve been a bit neglected. No, no, don’t sic PETA on me. They still get basic care like food, fresh water, and three long walks a day, and are in perfect health. […]