Quarantine: Week Thirty-One

It's Week Thirty-One of working from home, and we got the news last week that we may be starting our return-to-office phases on November 1. You know, right as cases are beginning to skyrocket to their highest numbers since July. No big deal, right? People are just getting pandemic fatigue. Who cares if there's still … Continue reading Quarantine: Week Thirty-One

Book Review: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing

I know there have been numerous fiction books that I have finished and thought, Everyone I know needs to read this book, but never have I ever had that feeling with a non-fiction book. Until now. Shackleton's journey in Endurance is an absolutely incredible one, and I am going to go ahead and preface this … Continue reading Book Review: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing

First Impression Friday: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt

I can't tell you how often I walked past the True Crime section when I worked at the bookstore and saw this book cover looming out at me. I also can't tell you how many times I had people come in and ask me about this book. It was one of our most popular True … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt

There’s an RSVP Deadline for a Reason, Dangit

As I write this, we are exactly one month away from our wedding (it's beginning to feel so real!). I have learned SO MUCH about wedding planning (or just event planning) that I never knew, and I learned even more about wedding planning that I never WANTED to know (aka, what a COVID backup plan … Continue reading There’s an RSVP Deadline for a Reason, Dangit

Quarantine: Week Thirty

Thirty Weeks. Two hundred and ten days of me sitting at my desk in my home office instead of commuting downtown to sit at a desk in a bigger office. It still blows my mind that it's been this long, and that we're not currently looking at going back into the office until probably January. … Continue reading Quarantine: Week Thirty

Book Review: “The Winter of the Witch” by Katherine Arden

I blew through this entire series in four days. It would have been only three, but I got sidetracked by a video game on the third day. This is one of my favorite new series, and I am absolutely going to go back and re-read it at some point in the future so I can … Continue reading Book Review: “The Winter of the Witch” by Katherine Arden

First Impression Friday: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing

After so many fiction/fantasy books, I've decided to switch things up by reading a non-fiction book. I can't remember what got me to pick this one up on the Kindle store, but I'm assuming I had a bit of that "Great on Kindle" ebook credit and thought this one looked interesting. From Book Shop: In … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” by Alfred Lansing

Book Review: “The Girl in the Tower” by Katherine Arden

I want to read more Russian folk/fairy tales. I want to learn more about these creatures that haunt Arden's stories. And if a book makes you want to read more about the world in that book, then I think the book is doing an excellent job. I mentioned in my First Impression Friday post for … Continue reading Book Review: “The Girl in the Tower” by Katherine Arden

First Impression Friday: “The Winter of the Witch” by Katherine Arden

And now, at last, we have come to the final book in the Winternight Trilogy: The Winter of the Witch. From Book Shop: Vasilisa Petrovna is an unforgettable heroine determined to forge her own path. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Winter of the Witch” by Katherine Arden

Quarantine: Week 28

It's Week 28 of working from home. Week 28 of sitting at my desk, day after day, trying to keep my cat from sitting at my laptop. I feel like there's so much more that I should be doing, but instead of actually doing something I'm just sitting in my desk chair and spinning around … Continue reading Quarantine: Week 28