Author Archives: Risa

Eifelheim Ancient Aliens

Eifelheim, by Michael Flynn (not to be confused with¬†retired United States Army Lieutenant General and convicted felon Michael Flynn) On the surface, this would seem like a book that’s right up my alley. An alien ship crash-lands in 14th century … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never – 2019 un fait accompli

2019 was not a stellar year for reading. It was, however, a good year for learning about reading. Or, should I say, learning about not reading. Here are a few of my 2019 insights if I really want to read … Continue reading

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Procrastination Nation

My commitment to 2020 is to be more diligent with both reading and writing about reading. I have procrastinated the crap out of 2019, and in the interest of getting a fresh start, here is a quick wrap on the … Continue reading

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It’s a strange strange strange strange strange world

Strange Planet, by Nathan W Pyle After months and months of reading nothing but email (it’s a work story, I won’t bore you), I finally found my way back to books. In this case, via a gateway book called Strange … Continue reading

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Sir Paul McCartney

I love music, especially songs I can sing very loudly to (in my car. by myself.) and I am good at recognizing songs I’ve heard before. I am very bad, however, at remembering song names and differently bad at knowing … Continue reading

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Brightness, Here and Now

A Brightness Long Ago, by Guy Gavriel Kay I’m not going to try to write about Guy Gavriel Kay’s new book, because his writing is SO beautiful and it intimidates me to the point of incapacity to even think about … Continue reading

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Haters GOTta Hate

Instead of a book review, I thought I’d write a post about what’s been stealing my time the past 6 weeks. Whether you watch the¬† show or not, you’ve probably figured out by now that Game of Thrones ended its … Continue reading

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Leave Me (the hell alone!)

Leave Me, by Gayle Forman I am wayyyyy behind in blogs. This is due to a busy time a work and to accidentally stumbling across the show Breaking Bad which I have spend a LOT of time binge-watching over the … Continue reading

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The Disappeared

The Disappeared, by Kim Echlin I didn’t love the style of writing. I’m not saying it was bad, it just wasn’t for me. The author has the narrator quote people speaking and doesn’t use quotation marks, just commas (I said, … Continue reading

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Is Essentialism Essential?

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown It’s official. I am hanging up my superhero cape. The essentialism lightbulb is that successful people do fewer things better. I’m not talking about success in terms of wealth or fame, … Continue reading

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