Whatever totes your goat

So there’s this thing called the Big Library Read. It’s a global book club run through libraries. Three times a year books are selected that will be available through your library’s e-book services (assuming your library does e-books) as well as links to the forums where the book and various topics surrounding the book can […]

Write the Introduction Last

So I’m rereading a creative philosophy/help book called Creative Thursday.  I rather liked it the first time around, but generally I find that most books like that will give you more if you give them a second read.  The first time you’re concentrating on reading too much to absorb everything and the second time allows a […]

Memiories!

^ *sung like the opening of the song Memories from Cats* Ok, so I confess: I kind of love memoirs.  Not all memoirs, I’m admittedly shallow when it comes to that type of reading.  I tend towards the humorous and most definitely skew towards female writers.  Oh, I’ve read memoirs written by men and enjoyed […]

How to Revise Expectations

This isn’t actually a How-To so that title’s probably misleading… Hey, I’m teaching you how to revise your expectations already! But seriously revising expectations, especially those you have for yourself, is important. For me this usually amounts to accepting that I’m a failure and moving on with my life secure in that knowledge, but that […]

Call ’em like I see ’em or Judging books by their covers: A Review

“You shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.”- someone once upon a time We’ve all heard this adage, we’ve (almost) all said this adage.  The point behind it is you shouldn’t judge a person before you get to know them, because how they look isn’t all they are.  Fair enough, a person’s value shouldn’t be […]