Piranesi, an Excerpt

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.  I only received a 20-page excerpt, so this isn't posted on Goodreads.  If & when I read the entire book, I'll review it afterward. Thank you to Bloomsbury USA and NetGalley for the free excerpt to review. Only two living occupants, Piranesi and The Other, inhabit a house, which they call … Continue reading Piranesi, an Excerpt

Remember the Inmates

Hello fellow Bloggers! I hope y’all’re doing well and prospering wherever you may be. Many of us are looking forward to the upcoming holidays with eagerness and joy in our hearts.  I humbly request that, at some point this week, you take a moment to spare a thought (or a prayer, if you’re a believer) … Continue reading Remember the Inmates

Reasons to Vote: a Reblog

My friend & fellow Tennessean Tony Burgess reblogged Angie Harmon's excellent post today.  Tony lives in East Tennessee, which has long been a reliably Republican outpost, so it gave me hope to read this post, so much hope that I feel compelled to pass along the good word.  Please visit Tony's awesome blog to see … Continue reading Reasons to Vote: a Reblog

It’s Not Too Late, America

I am fortunate never to have been plagued by persistent, severe, or long-term anxiety about anything.  Until November 8, 2016.  Even as much as a year before that, I had begun to experience periodic mild unease after realizing the high likelihood that my fellow Americans were, or at least our predominantly older, white, male Electoral … Continue reading It’s Not Too Late, America

Brief Thoughts on a Bunch O’Books #2

I've been feeling depressed lately, repressed by my busy schedule and moodily brooding in my dark & dingy office as I work toward catching up and earning some free time I can burn by sharing with y'all.  And wouldn't ya know it, several of my sublime fellow Bloggers just happened to provide some handy word … Continue reading Brief Thoughts on a Bunch O’Books #2

A Bit (More) About Me #5

Via Sparks from a Combustible Mind's Share Your World for 9/24/18. Q: Last week, Sparks asked a question about favorite beverages and the overwhelming favorite was coffee.   If you drink coffee, how do you like it best?  Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black? A: Black, strong, and bitter except on … Continue reading A Bit (More) About Me #5

Brief Thoughts on a Bunch o’Books

Hoooo-BOY, my head is spinning!  The Girl and The Boy are currently involved in so many school-related and after-school activities that The Boss and I can hardly keep up.  We haven't sat down for a family meal in over two weeks.  Shameful, I tell ya!  And I became so far behind on posting my thoughts … Continue reading Brief Thoughts on a Bunch o’Books