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…

Word of the Day: 3/7/16 – 3/11/16

Good morning! It’s so nice to start the week after having such a wonderful weekend – it throws a little extra life into the new day. Speaking of new life; you know the feeling of seeing a teacher, a doctor, maybe even your boss, outside of the environment in which you’re used to seeing them?…

March Reading Challenge: Introduction

We are rounding the corner of the second week of March, and since the official start of spring is just two weeks away, I’ve decided to set goals that are about cleaning out clutter and focusing on organization since the beginning of the year has been a little hectic. These goals carry over to my…

February Reading Challenge: Anna Karenina

My desire to get through this Leo Tolstoy creation is red hot; unfortunately my success with doing so is as non-existent as a flame in an outdoor fireplace buried under four feet of snow. I have tried reading this novel over and over and over again, and while I did get further this month than…

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…

Word of the Day: 2/29/16 – 3/4/16

Happy Leap Day! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, taking one more day for a vacation, or simply basking in this February extension by relaxing on the couch with a book, I hope you enjoy this week’s words, which also kick off March for us. Here is what you can expect: “If you’ve ever felt exhausted…