Dear Readers,

2018 had some difficulties which resulted in me not reaching my goals as a reader or writer. However, I am going into 2019 with much motivation.

I will be continuing my blog in the new year with a couple of changes:

  1. I will finish up some reviews from 2018, but only those books which made it to my listacular recap (to be shared later today).
  2. 2019 will have a list of 45 books and 10 wild card spots. Life and literature have proven to be too unpredictable to commit to a set 55 (to be shared tomorrow).

May you all have a happy and healthy New Year!

With love & literature,



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,