Reading During the Polar Vortex


This winter we endured the joy and delight of the polar vortex, when the temperature plummeted well below zero and made walking to the mailbox into a frigid hike. All that cold made winter sports…

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Bridger: A Dystopian Serial


Bridger: A Dystopian Serial is a science fiction story told in serial form that takes the reader on a cross-world adventure full of danger, lies and romance. After I read the first installment, I was…

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Reading Adventures for 2019


  Reading is a refuge, an escape, a guilty pleasure, a doorway to other worlds, a way to live through others. And reading also helps me become a better writer. Thinking ahead to 2019, I’ve…

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A Mixed Bag of Summer Reading


Usually when I read for pleasure, I’m looking for entertainment. While fantasy and historical fiction are two of my favorite genres, I’m not stuck on them. This week I read books in three different genres:…

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More Fun Than Facebook


See all those kids with their noses glued to their phones? That’s what my mother used to say about me. Except my nose was stuck in a book. People scoff at those who seem glued…

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So I Put Down the Smartphone


Smart phones, while useful tools, can be a curse as well. I’m finding that countless hours are wasted while I try to win my 523rd game of Sudoku. It’s laziness really, playing all these games….

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A Few Good Books to Read by the Fire


With the colder weather and shorter days, I’m spending more time in front of the fireplace with a good book. Or at least, what I hope is a good book when I start it. Sometimes…

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Still Making Time to Read


Spring burst on us all in a rush, taking us from dirty snow to lush foliage in the space of two weeks. Even though I’m spending more time out-of-doors, I still found several fun books…

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Tough to find a Good Read These Days


With my limited time for reading, I’m becoming pickier about what I’ll commit to. My problem is I’m a little compulsive about finishing what I start. While it pains me to abandon a book, I…

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Fun Summer Reading


My husband and I decided to quit watching television in the evenings, which has given us both more time to read. What have I been reading this month? I’ve been all over the board: a…

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