Rekindling an Old Romance

Libraries are interesting places. Where else can you walk up to a counter and have the person working there hand you a bag full of stuff that doesn't belong to you, and let you take it home for free, no questions asked? Sure, you can't keep the loot forever, but what's the worst-case scenario? You … Continue reading Rekindling an Old Romance

London, Retroactively

Nearly 11 months after landing a job at CenturyCo, I asked my boss if I could retroactively change the answer to one of my interview questions. Who does this...? (Rhetorical question. I do.) Granted, it wasn’t necessary. Some might even call it tempting fate. Obviously, they liked my original answer just fine, because they hired … Continue reading London, Retroactively

The Long and Short of It

I just finished reading my 5th book of the year! I know that isn’t a huge number to a lot of people, but for me it’s pretty good and puts me on track to blow my modest Goodreads 12-book reading goal out of the water. This no-looking-at-the-phone-in-bed rule I instituted at the beginning of the year - … Continue reading The Long and Short of It

Catching Up to Stonehenge

Every December(ish), I look at critics' lists of the year's best books, and add a bunch to my semi-official "To Read" list. Novels making the most recent cut include Delicious Foods, City on Fire, and The Incarnations. I am currently 39% through one of them: Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies. I bought this book because of the many glowing reviews I read. For … Continue reading Catching Up to Stonehenge

One Dozen. No Dozin’.

Goodreads, the self-professed "social network for book nerds," sent me an email recently encouraging me to sign up for their 2016 Reading Challenge. This involves setting a goal for yourself to read a certain number of books during the course of the year. Simple enough, I figured. So I followed the link, gave it a … Continue reading One Dozen. No Dozin’.

Six Weeks To Immortality

Eggceptional...But Worth The Price?  One of the comments on my last post had to do with the eggs I purchased from the farmer's market on Saturday. The ones that cost me $6.00 for a dozen. This blogger asked if they were really worth the price, which was funny, because not more than an hour earlier … Continue reading Six Weeks To Immortality