A Note

My Dear Readers,

It was hard for me to keep up with my reading life most of the year, which has left me disappointed. But, with things settling down, and a new wind of motivation rising, I plan to finish out 2018 fiercely. 

New reviews coming soon! And, who knows, maybe I will manage to read 20 books in 6 weeks. Anything is possible: George Clooney got married.

With Love and Literature,



It all fades away

I see you in old churches

     Tea kettles

          And used book stores

Glimpses of the road not taken

       It catches in my chest

      And all 



I breathe through the time

through the what ifs

and never weres


             “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”

One more breathe and it’s gone

      I’d hold it in until I turn blue

But a dog barks

     a cashier says “next”

          a jogger wakes me with a sudden rush of air

And it all fades away

     Until the next time I see an old church

and I’m captured in a moment 

     that never was

          With you

A Note…

While I am on track with my reading, I have become wildly and embarrassingly behind on my reviews.

My 2017 reviews will definitely spill into 2018, but I am working on getting them out as quickly and frequently as possible! (AKA I will be invading your inboxes over the next couple of weeks),

My 2018 list and 2017 recap will be posted on the 1st.

Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year, everyone!

Happy reading,


New Year, New Books, New Blog (well, not really)! Oh my!

Happy New Year, everyone!

First of all, I want to thank all of you who have been loyal followers – it’s been quite a learning experience on many levels, and your support has been a force that kept me going.

Secondly, some 55 in 52 news:

  • Posts will occur regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays (with an extra now and then)
  • I will be including more non-review posts (essays, interviews, links, etc)
  • 55in52 is now on Twitter!
  • 2017 Book List is now posted
  • As I learned last year, sometimes certain books aren’t going to work out (it’s not them, it’s me), therefore I shall allow myself the ability to shuffle some around if need be. But, I will not allow myself to ability to shuffle as many as I did in 2016.

See y’all on Wednesday!

With love and prose,