The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer ~ Audiobook Review

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Published by: Grand Central Publishing Published on: November 11, 2014 Page Count: 352 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook checked out from my local library via Overdrive Audiobook Published by: Hachette Audio Narrator: Amanda Palmer Audiobook Length: 11 hours 27 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook […]

Welcome to June Is Audiobook Month (and Giveaway)!

Wow! Last week was an incredible experience for me. I haven’t had an opportunity to fully digest all that happened. Trust me. More about my Audiobook Blogger of the Year adventure will follow soon. Still, I must share one thing to kick off June Is Audiobook Month.  Since the dawn of the Armchair Audies, the […]

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ~ Review of the Full-Cast Audiobook Production

The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production by Neil Gaiman My Reading Format: Listened via Scribd app. Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio Narrators: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, and Julian Rhind-Tutt Audiobook Length: 8 hours 24 minutes Summary from the Publisher: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is […]

How I Tricked My Daughter Into Reading The Graveyard Book

My youngest daughter isn’t a reluctant reader, but she’s no where near a voracious reader either. She loves graphic novels and has read Drama, Smiles, Sisters, and El Deafo each a dozen times. Getting her to read anything else is a struggle. If I suggest it/buy it/encourage her to read it, the likelihood that it […]

The Best of 2013

As 2013 came to a close, I took the time to look back at the books I’ve read last year. Overall I think I will not look back at 2013 as one of my best, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some absolutely amazing books that debuted. Here are books that made me love […]

Monday Mini ~ The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday season. I know that retailers see Halloween […]

The Year of Reading Deliberately

I know I’m not the first person ever to say this and I’m certain not to be the last.  Twitter is a breeding ground for new ideas and virtual Miracle Grow for seeds that have been germinating in your head.  The other night, I was reading a conversation with Vassily from 1330v, Michelle from GalleySmith, […]

Neverwhere and Beyond Retrospective & Winners

Today is the last day of November, signaling the close of my Neverwhere and Beyond month. Despite the burnout I felt toward the end of the month, I am so glad that I came up with the idea and followed through on it. I had wanted to do more, but given the circumstances of my […]

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Yes, I do think that there can be too much of a good thing. While reading Stardust, I figured out that reading four books might be too much to ask of any author. There was no reason for me not to connect with Tristran or Yvaine that I can think of, but I didn’t. I […]

#215 ~ Stardust

Stardust by Neil Gaiman Tristran Thorn has an interesting background.  His father was born in Wall, behind it’s wall.  His mother was born in Faerie and has never been to Wall.  The closest she came was to the Market that resides just outside of Wall every nine years.  When Tristran was born, he was left […]