New Site – Same(ish) Blog

Hi everyone, So I’ve committed to changing my blog from a “.wordpress.com” domain to its own domain, and the process has already presented itself as simple (thankfully), and has, I feel, exposed me as a novice in the website-domain-owning world (I admit hesitantly). I thought I would have to export all of my content and then…

Rainy Days and Book Nostalgia

It’s been steadily raining all day, and according to the local weatherwoman tomorrow is the only day we will be getting relief from the feels-colder-than-it-is wetness. Rainy days make me want to be at home cooking a warm, delicious meal and settling in with a thick book to read. And depending on the meal, and…

When a Book Becomes a Non-Book

A little over a week ago, Google patented a new technology related to books; what they call the “Storytelling Device.” You may agree with me that this could be a creative title for books in general, and while books are part of this new patent, the way the actual story is read inside of the book…

Shakespeare: First Folio

I’m much more interested in watching a Shakespeare play than reading one. I would only read Shakespeare willingly if I was performing one of his plays and needed to learn lines and stage directions. That doesn’t seem likely to happen in the near (or far) future, so I will continue to happily sit in my…

Reading Conditions

Some reading conditions are better than others (this is not to say that there are reading conditions that are bad). Here are my favorites. Post-work coffee, preferably downtown Few things de-stress me after a long day at work like getting a specialty coffee and reading. This is best when there is outside seating, when the…

A Cold Has Entered the Building

Hello all,   I’ve been stricken harder than usual by the weather/temperature fluxuations of late and stresses that come from adult life. My sleeping patterns are hindered by  interruption and restlessness, and thus, a cold has crept into my immune system and has rendered me exhausted, grumpy, sniffly, drowsy, feverish, and perhaps the best of…