I’m so glad we had this time together

I confess that I have been thinking about exiting the book blogging scene for some time now, maybe even a year if I’m honest. When I started doing this, quite a few years ago–over on Blogger at Ready When You Are, C.B.–I more-or-less planned on ending the blog after Dakota, my Basset hound who was…

Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2018

This years list surprised me. Typically, when I do my year in review I find quite a few books I loved and forgot.  That was no different this year which is one reason why I enjoy keeping a book blog in the first place.  It’s nice to be reminded of books you loved and nice…

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

I admit it. I picked this one because it was the shortest. I’ve a pile of books by my favorite reading chair–books from the Tournament of Books’ long list. They keep arriving at my local library with worrying frequency.  So, to speed my way through the stack, I picked the shortest one… …My new favorite…

Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

A novel that is also a haiku. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata takes place on the western coast of northern Japan where geography and climate conspire to create a mountainous landscape that gets more snow than any other place on earth.  The small townships along the railway tracks that cut through the mountains survive on income…

The Changeling by Victor Lavalle

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s nice to have a fun read, with strong characters in an interesting location. A slow-burning plot that takes off in unexpected directions doesn’t hurt either. But I have nothing more to say about it.  Nothing profound. I was entertained; I expect most readers intrigued by the premise will be,…