The Happenings

I'm starting to feel like I'm getting a handle on this blog. It's not perfect and I still get a little rushed, but I'm getting the timing worked out. I did not intend on turning this into one of those blogs that have posts as often as I do these days, but it's fun and... Continue Reading →

Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

This series is so much fun. I had wondered for a while if I was going to enjoy steampunk and I definitely do. It opens a whole new world to science fiction and then adding female protagonists like this really helps to make looking at the past a little more enjoyable for someone like me.The... Continue Reading →

Rad American Woman A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History … and Our Future! by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Ok, this one is a children's book for ages 8-16. I still read it because I thought that made it even more interesting. I do love a good anthology of women's accomplishments. It just drives me nuts that it has taken so long and women are so slowly getting the credit they've deserved in so... Continue Reading →

The Happenings

Okay, I haven't quite managed to be a good blogger along with all the rest of the things I try to do these days, but things are looking up. I've gotten some headway on some personal projects and the others haven't slipped through my fingers just yet. What I'm Reading: I started to read this... Continue Reading →

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

It occured to me that it may be simpler to talk about the whole series at once than break it down into several posts, especially since it all basically follows one big story line rather than having plots that stand on their own. I absolutely love the style of writing in this series. Yes, it... Continue Reading →

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

This was my first Steampunk book and I have to say it seemed like a great introduction to the subgenre. It combines all my favorite elements and then puts them in the past instead of the future for some unexpected fun. While the story takes place in the past, there is care to neither overlook... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

“I’m with you. In the arena. And when we fail, we’ll fail together, while daring greatly.” We simply can’t learn to be more vulnerable and courageous on our own. Sometimes our first and greatest dare is asking for support. I'm taking a little reading break but didn't get a chance to share quotes from this... Continue Reading →

Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home by Anita Hill

The search for home is different for everyone, if for no better reason than that it can mean something different too. Feeling at home in America doesn't come easily to everyone and finding a home within our borders can be complicated. I had never thought of home ownership as a part of the American Dream,... Continue Reading →

Femme Friday: Leymah Gbowee

In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together - and together they led a nation to peace.  I first heard Gbowee in the book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Sheryl Sandberg asks her about what women in American could do to help those who experienced the... Continue Reading →

The Vampire Diaries: The Dark Reunion by LJ Smith

For this book, being a fan of the show here in the 2010's is a real hindrance to appreciating what's going on in the 1990's book version. It's a combination of the way the characters are different because of the time and the way that technology changes the story. Bonnie's character in the book is... Continue Reading →

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