Hey! I'm seeing some new followers and new likes, which makes me happy. What would make me even happier if is you would like and follow my NEWER blog, http://www.yourbookgroup.com. See you over at the new blog! Be sure to read my most recent post so you know my plans for this week.
We went to Holland State Park to catch the late afternoon sunset today. This is one of the few beaches along our coastline with no major erosion, so I was able to walk about 300 feet from our parking spot to the edge of the waves -so close my shoes got wet when some of … Continue reading Relax with these waves.
The new website is up and running; come see me at Your Book Group. You can navigate with the red menu above photo. To get ideas for what to read next, click on "What to Read Next" and choose your genre. To see all the titles I have reviewed click on All Reviewed Titles. The … Continue reading I’ve moved. Come visit!
Reading a poem is a form of meditation. It requires attention to every word, and awareness of the preceding words as well - one has to be fully present when reading, if one wants to understand the poem. The Academy of American Poets has a website in which you can search for poets and poems, … Continue reading Poetry
I know - what happened to "I'll update every week?" Life happened, I guess. Working my day job while building the new website, which has had its share of technical issues (which I'm proud to say I solved) takes a fair amount of time, and when I'm not navigating life (cooking, shopping, laundry, cat wrangling … Continue reading Update and a review
No - it's not my birthday. However, I did discover today, while traveling down a research rabbit-hole, that three of my top ten favorite authors have the same birthday (in different years). C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia as well as some completely engulfing adult fantasy (Perelandra and Out of the Silent Planet … Continue reading A Birthday Surprise
Well hello! The link below will take you to a survey in which you will answer questions about your reading tastes. The goal is to gain insight into readers' preferences, which will provide some direction for our upcoming new site, Your Book Group. Feel free to take the survey (especially if you plan on visiting … Continue reading Survey
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My favorite bookstore, Schuler Books and Music in Grand Rapids, MI, is open again! They are open daily from 10 to 7, or you can access their book inventory anytime by visiting them online. I had this morning off, so I ventured out of my lair to visit them in person. They have excellent Covid-19 … Continue reading The Most Fun I’ve Had In A Mask.
I am still reading Wicked, which is so excellent that I went back and started from the beginning. This title was published two years before the first Harry Potter book, and I find myself wondering whether J.K. Rowling had read this book before or while writing about Harry, and possibly got some of her inspiration … Continue reading On My Nightstand