Monthly Archives: February 2021

February Reading Update

Today is the last day of February. My plan was to have finished both of my February reading choices by now. I read Akata Witch first, because it was obviously going to be the easier and quicker of the two. … Continue reading

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Invitation to War

The children nearly went to war this morning. Tensions were high. Insults and accusations were flying. What had them so riled up? It was this: Yes, they were fighting over this lump of twisted orange pipe cleaners that they call … Continue reading

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Pandemic Positives

I wrote this post last year. It’s been sitting in my drafts folder, I guess because I was waiting for more positives to occur to me. I added a few today, so I’m calling it done, and here it is. … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

To finish all of Barbara Michaels’s novels, I need read only 7 more: The Master of Blacktower The Dark on the Other Side* The Walker in Shadows The Wizard’s Daughter* Someone in the House* Be Buried in the Rain Smoke … Continue reading

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Year of Reading: 2020

This week I am working on clearing out the draft folder of my blog. So, late though it is, here is a post I wrote about reading in 2020. By the Numbers I read more books in 2020 (41) than … Continue reading

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Jam-Packed February

February, for such a short month, is a jam-packed one. It’s got two holidays, plus a week of school vacation, and it’s also Black History Month. The month flies by quickly, and sometimes it seems like everything is happening at … Continue reading

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Ready Player Two

I finished reading Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline on Wednesday. The best things about the book are . . . It continues the story of the characters from Ready Player One, which is nice for anyone with an interest … Continue reading

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It’s the Small Things

Crazy but true, I have a subscription to The New Yorker. Normally I couldn’t (or wouldn’t try to) afford it. But last year they offered me a subscription at a no-brainer price, and I took it, with the assumption that … Continue reading

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From the Brain of Twain

Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain

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Marshall came into my office today while I was working. I was formatting some text, and I showed him how it was done. He asked me if I was excited to be creating content that other people enjoy and to … Continue reading

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