Saturday Snapshot #04: Week of December 29, 2013

Saturday Snapshot #04: Week of December 29, 2013

It’s been a rough week and a tough start to the new year everyone. I got sick and am still fighting this winter cold. I haven’t been able to read for long stretches at a time because I’m either coughing, blowing my nose or nodding off. Hopefully, the antibiotics I got today from the doctor will kick in and I’ll be back to normal soon. It’s kind of odd I picked up The End of Illness just before getting sick. I keep wondering when the end of this illness is come! Sunday: Finished The Breath of God. Review coming later in January.Monday: Halfway through Season 1 of House of Cards.Tuesday: Forged ahead on The End of Illness.Wednesday: Celebrated the New Year by going to see Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn.Thursday: Watched the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory. OMG! What’s going on with Penny and Leonard?! I also half watched/half listened to The Taste. I’m a huge fan of Top Chef and I’m always trying to find another show to live up to it. None ever do, but I do love Anthony Bourdain.Friday: Nearly finished with House of Cards Season One. Thank goodness I won’t have to wait long […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 4, 2014
Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 3: The Books of 2013 I’m Sad I Missed

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 3: The Books of 2013 I’m Sad I Missed

The Books of 2013 I’m Sad I Missed Well, if I had a list of books I’m sad I missed, that would kind of go against the idea behind my blog to not necessarily read the latest and greatest trend. And do you ever really miss a book? If it was a book you really wanted to read, you probably bought the book and have in on your to-read shelf, either physically or virtually. So it is still there. You didn’t miss it. You just missed the wave. If the book was really awesome, that wave will come around again. Just be patient. There’s a right and a wrong time to read a book. Maybe that book you feel you missed, it wasn’t the right time for you to read it, but this next year is the right time. Don’t pressure yourself to read the latest and greatest if it isn’t something you love. Or maybe you have fallen out of love and feel obligated to read the next book. (Sookie Stackhouse, anyone?) Unless you are in school, there’s really nothing, but yourself telling you what you should and should not read. So just follow you heart. What do you […]

9 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 3, 2014
Quote of the Week #04: Robert Penn Warren

Quote of the Week #04: Robert Penn Warren

“Tell me a story of deep delight.” Robert Penn Warren 10 Book MemeRules: In the comments, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AviA Ring of Endless Light by Madeline L’EngleGreat Expectations by Charles Dickens.Oh, goodness, how I HATE this novel!O! Pioneers by Willa CatherOutlander by Diana GabaldonThe Green Mile by Stephen KingDrawing Out the Dragons by James A. OwenLamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher MooreThe Map of Time by Felix J. PalmaI Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak Twitter Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 3, 2014
Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 2: Your Pros & Cons of Blogging List

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 2: Your Pros & Cons of Blogging List

Your Pros & Cons of Blogging ListI’ve always liked to read. Sure I fell off the bandwagon when I was in college, but in junior high and high school a lot of my time was spent reading. I would say it wasn’t as easy to find book now as it was then. And I’m not sure there was really a type or genre of book I preferred. I do know that I read a lot of V.C. Andrews. I did read an awful lot of historical religious fiction. I figured out later, I loved the historical aspect and not so much the preachy, one-character-finds-God aspect. I haven’t always read the latest/hottest literature and that was a concern of mine in starting Second Run Reviews as many of the blogs I read focus on staying on top of the latest trends. But then, I thought about one of my other favorite things…movies. And damn movies are expensive! However, we have a theatre near us that is a second run theatre. My husband and I patiently wait (most of the time) for the movies to start there rather than spending loads of cash at the first run theaters. And I thought, that’s […]

7 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 2, 2014