Posts Tagged: reading

Back where I belong: Reading!

There is a “problem” with being both retired and dull. Sometimes, I can have too much time and too little to do. After too long streaming and gaming, I’m happy to find myself back where I belong: Reading! Generally, I have “go-to” places among the media for my moods. When I’m morose, it’s Blazing Saddles…. Read more »

What we know and what we forget

Since I’ve returned to my roots of reading, pulling out many old books to read once again, some as long as 40 years since last opened, it has become clear what I know pales before what I forget. For example, I know the reason I kept these books through all my moves and, in some places,… Read more »

Sometimes I have to look for the weird

And sometimes it just comes to me. For example, in the last two days, I received two new reviews of my first book, “What if?”. In one, the reviewer takes me to task for unbelievable dialogue while the other lauds me for its correctness. One was disappointed and the other pleased (yet the ratings only… Read more »

There’s only one “I” in reading

Frankly, I don’t know how you all do it…I barely manage. Barely.  It’s even caused me to change my reading selection for this week. After trudging through an “okay” book that punished me even further by being written in first-person, I had a terrible premonition that I raced to check out. Sure enough, the next… Read more »

Recommended reading

There are a lot of books in the world. Lots. So many, that it is impossible anyone can read them all in one lifetime. Add in the recent upswell in self-published books and you have an enormous (and potentially confounding) amount of reading out there. During my heavy reading period, I easily devoured all the… Read more »

Tracks of my tears

Well, that explains it. Makes sense. Certainly a lot more understandable now. Hmm? Oh, right, maybe I could explain it to you, too. Sure. I had my annual visit to the eye doctor. Routine check-up for the eye glasses (I’m not comfortable with the idea of something going directly on my eyeballs). It was mostly… Read more »

It wasn’t reading the book that left me cold…

…it was the cold that left me reading the book. My antipathy towards cold cannot be overstated or too oft repeated. I have attempted to distill it to a single sentence that I offer to any and everyone who asks: “I put on a sweater to open the refrigerator.” While it is not quite to… Read more »

Which peeves you more?

Hold it right there! You are not allowed to participate in this survey or answer the above question unless you fulfill the following TWO requirements. Failure to answer yes to either prerequisite disqualifies you from the question and, frankly, perhaps the whole blog post. You are an active reader at home You are an active… Read more »

Time to hit those New Year’s resolutions

Excellent. My holiday season is over, so while you have to deal with Thanksgiving (my sister’s job) and Christmas (no kids and my nieces are both grown), I can get a head start on my New Year’s resolutions. Nothing so grand, just regular stuff. Let’s break it down into 4 big categories: Home is where… Read more »