Finding What Was Meaningful – a 2020 Retrospective

I started a “Best of 2020” list. Then, I started over. I scrapped it. Started again. I looked through my books, ran my fingers down their spines, and tried once more. I threw together a spreadsheet from Goodreads, sorted it by date, then by rating, then by author. Deleted it in frustration when the books didn’t feel the way I needed them to. I couldn’t do it. … More Finding What Was Meaningful – a 2020 Retrospective

Featured Short Story

The Apothecary & The Carpenter’s Son by Johannes T. Evans

This particular microfiction is a short, sweet love story between a talkative, caring carpenter’s son and a nonverbal apothecary. Each day, the carpenter’s son visits the taciturn apothecary to pick up ointments and remedies for his father. Each day, he grows slightly more attached to the friendly, hardworking man. … More The Apothecary & The Carpenter’s Son by Johannes T. Evans

Book Reviews, Essays, & More

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Written Before I Was Born

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a collaborative series started by That Artsy Reader Girl, which has a new prompt for discussion and review each week. Today, we’re chatting about books written before I was born. These can be books I’ve read, books I mean to read, or just some books that I think are interesting.

Given that my reading tends to heavily skew towards the new, this prompt is especially interesting – these are books I rarely have a chance to look at or discuss. I’m excited to highlight a few books outside my usual here! It was also a very fun exercise in finding out that I’ve read a ridiculous amount of books from the year right after I was born – those, alas, will have to wait for another time. 🙂 … More Top Ten Tuesday: Books Written Before I Was Born

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