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2013 in Books and What I Most Look Forward to Reading in 2014

As the sun sets on 2013, I am looking back at everything I have read in the past year.  There are a lot of books, both good and bad, but mostly somewhere in between–those 3 star books that were neither awesome or awful.  They’re average, and that isn’t a bad thing.  Being average means that …

The Worst Books I Read This Year

Yesterday, I posted about the best books I read this year, so it seems only fair to write about the worst books I read as well.  As with yesterday’s list, these books weren’t necessarily published within the year.  These are mostly books that I DNF’ed for whatever reason or received 1 or 2 stars, and …

Christmas Video of the Day

Today’s video is from one of my favorite Christmas movies, Love Actually, which follows several couples as they fall in and out of love.  This video is of Jamie and Aurelia.  Jamie is an English writer and Aurelia was hired to be his housekeeper while he works on his next book.  The problem is that they …

Merry Merry Christmas!

  If people ask me what my religious beliefs are, I tend to tell them that I am a Christmas Atheist, meaning that I don’t really believe in any deity, but that I like to celebrate Christmas.  I don’t participate in any of the religious things like going to Church or setting up a Nativity, …

Review of “The Perfect Christmas” by Debbie Macomber

Strike 2.  After finishing Call Me Mrs. Miracle, I decided to give another Macomber Christmas book a chance, figuring that the problems I had with CMMM came from the fact that I had seen the movie version a couple of times and really liked it. I tried to like The Perfect Christmas, I really did.  It is …

Review of “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” by Debbie Macomber

I looked out my window the other day and everything was covered in snow.  Snow.  How the hell did it get to be December already?  This year flew by so fast.  I started this blog on the last day of June and with 10 days left in the year I am proud to say that …

NaNoWriMo: Why November Is My Favorite Month

Okay, so maybe November has always been my favorite month (Sagitarius, baby!), but NaNoWriMo has made my birthday month the coolest month on the calendar.  If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo (or NaNo for short) is, it is a month long writing marathon, starting November 1st and lasting until November 30th.  During this time, people …

An Open Letter to the Writers and Producers of “Last Man Standing”

Dear Writers, I do not usually watch your show, but tonight I found myself in front of my television, watching the trash that you are calling comedy, and I was reminded of why I don’t watch. Tonight’s episode dealt with one of the family’s neighbors, who lost his job because his firm was downsizing.  This …

Review of “The Rosie Project” by Greame Simsion

The Rosie Project was chosen as this month’s Smart Bitches’ book club pick and I tried to wait until the chat date, which still has not been announced, but I just couldn’t do it.  I loved this book.  It was as if The Big Bang Theory put Sheldon with Penny, but better because Rosie is closer to Don’s …