The Eighty-Dollar Champion

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. Week 38 of the 2018 Reading Challenge A biography: The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts First off, parts of the book are a little too focused on the bad that happens to horses. I've always felt that people who read books about horses usually know about … Continue reading The Eighty-Dollar Champion


The Gender Game

Week 37 of the 2018 Reading Challenge Young adults bestseller: The Gender Game by Bella Forrest Alright, I am once again playing a little fast and loose with the topic for this week. I’d not heard much about this book, but it is the #1 bestseller on Amazon’s YA ebook list. So I thought I’d … Continue reading The Gender Game

Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight

Week 36 of the 2018 Reading Challenge Inspiring book: Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight by Karen Scalf Linamen Ok…As usual with non-fiction books, I do not totally agree with the author. But, I did find a lot of her stuff to be good. The section on why we procrastinate was one that really resonated with … Continue reading Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight

The Map of Salt and Stars

Week 35 of the 2018 Reading Challenge A book set in the Middle East: The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar "How many Polaroids are there of places that no longer exist?" Nour, a Syrian girl living in New York, is 12 when she loses her Father to cancer. Her Mother decides … Continue reading The Map of Salt and Stars

The Armchair Expert and Kindness in Politics

I have been meaning to do a post about the podcasts I listen to, but haven't gotten around to it yet. But I really wanted to share this episode I listened to last night. The podcast is Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert". You may be familiar with Dax from things like Parenthood, Zathura, When in Rome, … Continue reading The Armchair Expert and Kindness in Politics

Banana Pancakes

Today is apparently Banana Lovers Day. So I thought I'd share another banana recipe with you. This one is actually quite healthy. You can eat an entire batch, or serve them to your kids or whatever without feeling any guilt. As you may have gathered from the title, this recipe is for banana pancakes. It's … Continue reading Banana Pancakes

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Week 34 of the 2018 Reading Challenge Political Book, fiction or non: A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle I saw A Swiftly Tilting Planet on my shelf, and it occurred to me how long it has been since I've read it. Then I remembered how politically angled it is. People tend to be familiar … Continue reading A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Fire Bringer

Week 33 of the 2018 Reading Challenge A Book that Makes you cry: Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies Fire Bringer is set in Scotia, which was the name for Ireland and part of the UK. I don’t have an exact map, but I believe the story pretty much takes place in Scotland. I love how the … Continue reading Fire Bringer

A Clockwork Orange

Week 32 of the 2018 Reading Challenge A book that was once banned: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Ok…First off, a short rant on the topic of banned books. I am not pro the idea of banning books. However… There is a huge difference between banning books outright and requesting that they not be on … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange

A Transference of Souls

What are your thoughts on souls? Do they exist? Are they stationary? I mean in the manner that they are in one body as long as that body exists, and then they go to heaven, or disappear or whatever. Do animals have them? My thoughts on the nature of souls change all the time. I'm … Continue reading A Transference of Souls