Spring has finally sprung. All my herb pots are planted. Hummingbirds are back. And Minerva, who spent two days at daycare with Ragnar and 70 other dogs, smells like puppy shampoo and is ever so tired. I can’t move, mom. In 3 days they finished the feeder.
Review: Teach the Torches to Burn: A Romeo & Juliet Remix by Caleb Roehrig
I received an ARC of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Please note, I am one of those English majors who dispute that Romeo and Juliet was a tragic love story: it wasn't. Even as a teenager I knew their choices were horrendous and their parents were awful. Teach the Torches… Continue reading Review: Teach the Torches to Burn: A Romeo & Juliet Remix by Caleb Roehrig
Shhh…don’t say spring, you’ll scare it away.
I love winter. I do. I generally don’t fuss overmuch during the snowstorms we inevitably endure in March, or the below zero temps in February. Winter when you live next to a golf course is blessedly uneventful and almost silent, but for the owls hooting from the abandoned woods between tees. However, we’re a week… Continue reading Shhh…don’t say spring, you’ll scare it away.
I Shouldn’t Watch PBS When I’m Sick
I’m pathetically ill with a bad cold this week (currently my chest and belly muscles HURT from all the coughing). No it’s not covid. Just a cold, and I’m a giant sad sack of runny nose and cough. Idleness and TV and maybe cold meds have me going weird places with curiosity. I need some… Continue reading I Shouldn’t Watch PBS When I’m Sick
The Strangeness of Grief
A couple days ago SK and I attended the funeral of an acquaintance of mine. We were not close, but our paths crossed in more than one circle and many of my close friends are close to her husband, if not close to her. I've known her for...goodness, nearly 25 years now, and we only… Continue reading The Strangeness of Grief
Review: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Dr. Emily Wilde, PhD, is a dryadologist heading to a remote Nordic island to research the local faerie population for her master work with only her dog for company. She makes good progress in her first few days with the… Continue reading Review: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
Review: Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes
I've been on a bit of a Medusa kick lately, and Stone Blind was Christmas present from my parents last year, and I was excited enough to move it up on my TBR pile. Worth it. Stone Blind isn't just the story of Medusa or Perseus or even Danae: it's a clever and fun wholistic… Continue reading Review: Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes
Of Drunk Fairies and Banshees
Do you ever get yourself fully into a project and suddenly get a perfect idea for the next one, even though you aren't finished? I rank this phenomenon right up there with the urge to clean the house when homework is due (my room was never cleaner than the night before a paper was due… Continue reading Of Drunk Fairies and Banshees
1, and a fAngus Review
Tomorrow is my last day in corporate work for about a year. That means it's snowing tonight for my commute in the morning (which on the best days takes 45 minutes), because that's how the universe works, right? Best things in life are worth the effort. Next week is spring break: we'll see how far… Continue reading 1, and a fAngus Review
7, And AI Spam is Weird
Because it's still early morning, I have to count today as one of my seven business days remaining before my sabbatical begins. SO. CLOSE. I've finished the first draft of the cancer book for Pagans and am working on putting it in some logical order as well as a first pass of edits before I… Continue reading 7, And AI Spam is Weird