Top 5 reasons reading is awesome

Some of you may not agree with the awesomeness of reading. That’s okay. I feel a sense of pity for you, and hope that there’s something in your life which is similarly wonderful. I began reading young because I was read to by my parents and brother and whoever else who was suckered into the…

Getting my book review on

Some time back, I had a page focused entirely on book reviews, the goal being to have a comprehensive list of book reviews which can be shared with others. I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to present it, so I hid the page until I could make some decisions. The only thing that inspired…

Twilight versus The Hunger Games

I spent most of my March break cocooned on the couch with a book because I was sick (or snick as it sounded like when I said it). Apparently, there’s a nasty cold floating through the human population. I’ve heard the cough alone can last up to six weeks. I’m hoping that’s for smokers only….

Pumped up for NaNoWrimo

It is entirely possible I won’t make a blog entry for a least one month.  Possibility two: I might get carpel tunnel syndrome. Yes, it’s National Novel Writing Month!  NaNoWrimo! The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month by attempting to write every day. Once I wrote a Harlequin style novel…

Confessions of an unemployed bum

I know my unemployment is soon coming to an end (thankfully!); I’m just waiting for my criminal record check to arrive in the mail.  Once I drop that puppy off at the local school board office,  I can begin substitute teaching,  earning grey hairs, and chewing Valium by the handful. I had one done in…

Confessions of my summer romance

<< WARNING: English major tripe ahead.>> I am a romantic at heart.  In my brain I’m decidedly cynical, but deep in my heart, I’m a romantic. That’s why I love a good romance, and I’ve been going back in time and reading Jane Austen. Now obviously, I didn’t get through a BAH and MA in…

How to waste a box of Kleenex

I started and finished Charlie St. Cloud (2004) by Ben Sherwood yesterday.  (The novel, not the movie.)  It wasn’t high on my must-read list, but after trudging through Dickens, I thought some fluffier fare was in order.  Generally I’m suspicious of franchises associated with the teeny-bopper stars (you know who they are; Zac Efron would…

Literary adventures on a recession budget

Though I don’t read as much as I used to (I’m afraid university took some of the fun out of that hobby) I still enjoy books. At the present time, I’m collecting more books than I’m actually reading, though I hope to (some day) enjoy sitting down with a good book dressed up in a…

Procrastination: the art of shagging the dog

I know all about procrastination.  I’ve been in school since I was five; I’ve mastered the art of shagging the dog. Acadia University allowed me to take my skills to a whole new level as laptops were encouraged, sometimes required, to be in front of me during lectures.  And those blinking conversation boxes on MSN…