You ever see those videos of bears that get stuck in dumpsters, and some well-meaning nature types throw a ladder in to get the big galoot out? That was me this week. Not the do-gooder, but the bear, stuck in a dumpster. With the help of my spouse and Biscuit, who were, in this metaphor, the people with the ladder, I’m trying to come out of the stank and move forward with dignity. This is not a highlight, just to be clear.
What was a highlight was the spouse and I meeting up with a coworker of mine and her fiance to go bowling. I don’t know her very well, but she is also a comrade in arms with hearing aids, and I have to admit, it’s fun to vent about the things hearing people do with someone who understands.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
I’m glad that so many of you connected with Leah Angstman’s interview and are interested in her book! When I get the interview form back from a writer, I never know what the answers will be like. Some folks a are pretty reserved, others spill a rather dark history, and still others are mainly sharing about their book, which is okay, too.
In my review of Closer to the Heart by Mercedes Lackey, I ended by asking the question, “Do you have a favorite book or series that you read in which the character grew up? How did you know the character was finally ‘grown’ — what did he or she do differently?” If you didn’t answer, go ahead and click the book title above and do so. I know many of you are series readers, and I’m curious to know your thoughts.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
Lindy West is someone I connect to when I read her work, whether it’s her online pieces or the essay collection Shrill. I feel “safe” with this author poking at culture (is that weird to say?). My review of her newest book will go live Tuesday.
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong is a classic, and since I haven’t read lots of feminist classics, I bought this one. . . too long ago. And now I’ve read it! My review will go up Thursday.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 242
Owned Books on TBR Today: 219