Category: Books & Life

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Fiction The Ocen at the End of the Lane By Neil Gaiman 256 pp. William Morrow $11.38 Memories are malleable. For the most part, they live in the recesses of our mind and come out at odd times. Sometimes they peek out their head and other times they make...

Book Review: Into Thin Air

Count mountain climbing off my bucket list. Nonfiction Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer 293 pp. Villard $14.60 There’s something innately ‘cool’ about mountain climbing. I’m not sure if it’s the gear, the brands, the people (both real and fictional), or the mountains themselves. Maybe all of the above;...

The Good and Bad of Working from Home

The Good Working from home has definite perks. I usually work at an office about a half hour drive away. Today, I got a text saying that the power was out. It was perfect timing, I still had on my yoga pants. Who doesn’t dream about wearing yoga pants...

Too many projects and not enough time

Sometimes I wonder if I have too many hobbies and activities. I write stories and read books. I crochet and sometimes knit (although I probably shouldn’t include knit because I keep having to start over the dishcloth I’m trying to make). I sew. And I like to exercise, and...

Book Review: The Female Persuasion

A feminist title for a not so feminist story Fiction The Female Persuasion By Meg Woltzer 454 pp. Riverhead Books. $28. Despite what the title might lead you to believe, this book wasn’t preachy. Yes, it centers around a few feminist characters, but the story is about their lives...

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Take a second look at those hard to love Fiction ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE  By Gail Honeyman 325 pp. Penguin Books. $16.00. I forget why I missed book club, but for whatever reason, I wasn’t there when this book was chosen as our June book. When I got...

Crochet animals are all the rage

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed animals and dolls. Most of the time, when you see this word used they’re talking about miniature size, but if you search for patterns, they come in all sizes. This trend is huge right now in the crochet...