Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WWW.Wednesday: This Weather Sucks Edition - AGAIN

What are you currently reading?

It’s so beautifully written but so very awful in its premise.

What did you recently finish?

This, I could barely give three stars on Goodreads. It was far too long, sheer drudgery. I’m not a horror fan but I’m not sure that had anything to do with it. I didn’t think it was very well written either. Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I just didn’t like it very much.

This book was really good. It’s like a space version of Castaway, and while it’s a man vs. nature story at least partially, it’s also man vs. himself as well (at least in my opinion). I listened to it so possibly I felt differently because I wasn’t reading every single word of technical jargon. I’d give it a try if I were you and the premise is of interest.

What will you read next?

I have no idea.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WWW.Wednesday = BOOKS

Blogger's Note: I made a mistake last week with regard to the book I was currently reading, which I wasn't enjoying. The book I meant was Night Film (I've corrected it here), and not The Woman Upstairs (which I really, really liked)

I missed posting books last week because I didn’t have anything new to report. It was a sluggish reading week. But I’ve made some progress so I’m reporting in. (Please click on Goodreads caption under each photo to be directed there until I have time to figure out the linking stuff.)

What are you currently reading?

Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is taking me far too long. It’s like I’m finding every single reason NOT to read it. It might be that I am not a horror fan and this is a horror story. I don’t know what to think but I am still plugging away, and with roughly 30% left, I will finish by week's end.

What did you recently finish?


I listened to this book written by the same author of (yet unread but will read) The Silver Lining Playbook. There is a point in every book, which I just love. It is when the inference of its title is revealed. It was sweet, light and tender as is this book. And there were definitely some laugh out loud moments. I liked it.

What will you read next?


I’ve been talking about reading this book for so long. It’s time. If you’ve read, please come back next week to discuss.

Also, I need an audio book recommendation for this weekend. Something interesting by lighter fare would be nice. Any suggestions?

As always, thanks to Should Be Reading for hosting.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Sameness Funk

Dirty old snow? 
Dreary slate-colored skies?
Not just a weather funk?

I don't know


every single day

My Alarm goes off. 

Every single same morning.


DA DA DA Da Da Da da da da, 
DA DA DA, Da Da Da, da da da
DA DA DA Da Da Da da da da

OVER and Over and over.



load the laundry. 
clean the kitchen. 
change the laundry. 
unload the dishes. 
fix the dinner. 
load the dishwasher, 
clean the kitchen, 
fold the laundry.

OVER and Over and over.



Flip on the TV, 
just to hear a contrast.

OVER and Over and over.



day in. day out.
everything's the same.
seems the same. 

It's killing me.

Monday, February 10, 2014

You Know What They Say About Revenge

Served Siberian style.


Ice pick cold.


Biting, Bitter.

That cold.

Blood draining your cheeks and lips white cold


Confirming your underestimation.

It’s going to be a three dog night, Honey.


This week Trifecta is asking for exactly 33 of our own words about love gone wrong.  But they're asking that we not use any of the following words:


This weekend's challenge is community judged.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WWW.Wednesday: Thank God For Books Because This Weather Sucks!!!

Are you over winter, too? Cars in ditches this morning! Tomorrow, subzero again? For Pete's sake!!! But it's Wednesday so let's talk books instead of nasty Mother Nature's vendetta against Chicago and the Plains states.

What did you recently finish reading?

It's by the same author who wrote House of Sand and Fog, which I liked. This book has an interesting premise. It is actually 4 novellas in one book and a character (somewhat minor) becomes one in the next story so they are all linked by relationships. I liked it; I didn’t love it. However, if you see it in a discount book pile, give it a whirl!

Finally!!!!! I really liked this book. It’s hard to describe it, though, both during and even after reading it. I read a review I quite liked, which describes pretty much how I feel about it, over at a bookish blog I follow (Dunce Two is good at what he does, writing). For my more precise feelings on this book, I wrote a comment over there.

What are you currently reading?

I just finished The Woman Upstairs thirty minutes ago so I’m not sure. It’s been thirty minutes and I haven’t picked up another book yet? Oh, my!!!

What are you going to read next?

 But I’m feeling…


Thanks to Should Be Reading for hosting this book share each and every Wednesday. I really need to start writing more!

Blogger's Note: Can someone please teach (or tell) me how to link a photo of a book to it's Goodreads page. I've tried. It, or I, keep(s) screwing up.