Books · Sister Reads

Sister Reads – Feminism, A Play, and Realistic Fiction

Summer is finally and here and I think I got a bit of summertime fever and my reading suffered for it. Only made it through three of my five books picked for June. I am currently reading a fourth but will review that one next month. We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie… Continue reading Sister Reads – Feminism, A Play, and Realistic Fiction

Books · Sister Reads

Sister Reads – A Classic, New Fiction, and Debut Novels

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka This was May's book for my book club's last pairing of the year. Although I have known about this book for some I probably would never have read it if not for book club. The basic premise is that Gregor Samsa is changed into a giant beetle-like insect overnight and becomes… Continue reading Sister Reads – A Classic, New Fiction, and Debut Novels

Books · Inspiration · Life

Favorite Caribbean Authors and Books

My book club asked me to put together a list of the Caribbean and African authors that I read growing up in Grenada and Barbados as I sometimes mention them in the book club. So, of course, I roped my mother (retired language and literature teacher) and my sister (fellow book nut like me) in… Continue reading Favorite Caribbean Authors and Books

Books · Life

Respite on Book Buying Embargo or Just Call it Booktopia 2017

I think I may have mentioned in a previous post that I am on a self-imposed book buying embargo. I was doing really well until Booktopia 2017 came into my life. So I had to take a brief respite from my embargo. I mean you can’t go to a book event at a fabulous independent bookstore without… Continue reading Respite on Book Buying Embargo or Just Call it Booktopia 2017

Books · Sister Reads

Sister Reads – Reading for Book Club, Booktopia, and Just Because

Hello and Happy Spring to all you book lovers! So as you may (or may not) have noticed we didn’t post for April but for a very good reason. I was actually in France visiting Francine and we were both so busy that we decided to skip April and resume this month. I have to… Continue reading Sister Reads – Reading for Book Club, Booktopia, and Just Because

Books · Sister Reads

Sister Reads-An Allegorical Satire, a Dystopian Tragic Love Story, and a Fictionalized Biography

February was again a slow reading month but I did manage to get three books completed. I really need to step up the pace as I am currently 2 books behind for my reading challenge. Winter by Christopher Nicholson As I mentioned last month, Winter is the paring for Tess of the U’Durbervilles for my… Continue reading Sister Reads-An Allegorical Satire, a Dystopian Tragic Love Story, and a Fictionalized Biography

Crochet · Knitting & Yarn

What’s on my needles | My Self Imposed Yarn Embargo and UFOS

At the beginning of this year I made a vow to not buy any yarn for at least the first six months of 2017. I just heard the collective gasp from all you knitters and crocheters out there...simmer down! Before you call the padded wagon for me I have a very good reason. I really… Continue reading What’s on my needles | My Self Imposed Yarn Embargo and UFOS