Since today’s prompt is space I thought I would interpret this a little differently and talk about my space or spaces where I keep my books. The way organize my books is the system that works for me right now. However, I am always looking for a better method. Continue reading
Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is one of my favorite Batman comics. It’s a retelling of the origin story of Batman and some of our other favorite characters from Batman’s story. After I finished reading this or any other Batman comic and am still in the mood for more Batman I put on Batman The Animated Series or Batman Beyond (So Good!) and color.
For my short stories pick I chose Strange Brew a short story anthology edited P.N. Elrod. The stories in this anthology are all based around witches. I haven’t read this yet, but I think this will be a great read for October/ Halloween. I’m looking forward to reading the stories, by the authors familiar to me and by the authors I have not read before.
For my short book pick, I chose Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields. This book is under 200 pages and gives a great accounting of the life Jane Austen lived. This book is great if you want to pick up a short biography and learn about Jane Austen’s life.
I do get it. I used to think that nonfiction was dry, dense and gasp yes boring. But over this past year I discovered several books that made me change my mind. Nonfiction can be fun, it can be entertaining, it can make you laugh and it can move you to tears. Nonfiction did require me to change some of my reading habits because the way I needed to read it was different than how I read my regular fiction books. It does take a little bit to get acclimated to reading nonfiction. So here are some tips and tricks that helped me discover all the goodness that is nonfiction and some books that were interesting enough to keep my interest.
The Ladies Guide to History will be a series of book reviews on the biographies of influential and important women. In this series I will review the biographies of women throughout history as well as books about women’s daily life during a time period. Hopefully these reviews will shed some light on influential and important women throughout history. I don’t really have an order to the women or biographies that will be featured but I’m hoping to cover a wide variety of women. I should have one Ladies Guide post up per month on a different biography, the one for January should be up soon. Wish me luck on this adventure!
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How sooner one tires of anything than of a book.”
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
This is just a quick post to introduce myself and to introduce this blog. Basically this blog will be a place to share my enthusiasm and passion about the books I read and discussing them with equally as passionate fellow readers.
What will I post?
I will post primarily on the books I read with a sprinkling of posts on my other interests. I am a huge reader of fantasy novels so expect many reviews within the fantasy genre. However, I do read books within many other genres. Some other reviews and discussions may make there way on here including posts on music history, and podcasts. I love discussions so let me know of any topics that would make for an interesting post.