Packing just the essentials for my two week trip to Alaska.
Public art in Akron, Ohio. The kiosk plays music from artists from Akron. Spud boys rejoice!
Spread your wisdom, oh wise one. I am a sponge!
A sad story, but a loving story about a partnership & friendship. I wish that the author used the f-word a lot less. I am not a prude, but I found myself cringing towards the end. Give me some euphemisms. Be a little creative.
Having recently viewed the award-winning episode of Star Trek with my daughters, I decided to read the master's original script while the show was still fresh in my mind. Yes, his script was much better and more intriguing.
I knew Ellison had a reputation for being volatile, but WOW, I almost stopped reading his side of the story. He was so eloquent and folksy at the same time I could not put the book down. Yes, I was under his spell.
This bad boy is going back to the library. I hate to bail on a book, but I just couldn't get into it. It's time to move on.
A portal to a magical realm in the heart of Cleveland? Makes perfect sense to me.
I am baffled by the Canton Charge mascot, Pozzie. He's an underdog according to the Charge's website. My kids thought he was a giant shredded cheese man.
This guy was something else. He was a snake oil salesmen, a carnival man and vaudevillian. He impersonated Native American celebrities & war heroes. When people started to suspect him, he skipped out & ran his scam in another town. He made himself a tribal leader, then a prince. He bilked people on two continents for a modern day equivalent of $58 million. It is amazing what people could get away with in the days before information sharing.
Fine art, the afterlife, Idaho & classic vinyl LPs. This should be one fun mashup. Couldn't resist that potato pun!
We had my daughter's party last night. I am so proud of this cake. She took this photo at the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, AZ while we were on vacation last summer. She got the photo developed on edible paper so she could put it on the cake. Beautiful and delicious!
There are so many open ends. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is done. Here's hoping Vic has another book in her!
Rose Marie was in show business for 90 years. Star of radio, television, stage, screen & nightclubs.
She had mob connections thanks to her father. She tells a fascinating story about being swept up after a show to perform for Al Capone when she was child star. The mob may have protected her, but it was her huge talent that opened the doors for her.
This book just called out to me. I've told my kids since they were little that being weird is great because the opposite of weird is BORING.
I found this on my doorstep today. What a delight it is to win a book you really want!
Taking the night off from reading for Retro Night at the drive-in. The Goonies & Gremlins. No popcorn after midnight.
This book was written by an alum from my undergrad. He went on a blind date with my freshman year roommate. She said he was "okay." Given his love of pulp novels, I guess he was more my type than hers. Bad timing for all involved, I guess.
Needless to say, I enjoyed this book. I love the bigger than life hero & the dastardly villian. What more can you ask for? Perhaps a Book 2.
A mystery set in the Jazz Age with Louise Brooks on the cover. What could go wrong? I had high hopes for this one, but it moved too slowly for my taste. I'm in no big hurry to see the Netflix series now.
I've been a Derf fan since his local weekly comic, The City, but I was reluctant to read his most famous work. It is a sad and tragic story, but I am glad he told it. Hopefully, the book will help more people recognize & help troubled kids.
Will I see the movie? Despite the fact it was filmed at my kids's school, I'm in no hurry. Too much reality for me.
Happy New Year! I wish you all time enough at last to read this year. Promise me you'll take good care of your glasses.