Top Ten Tuesday – Spring TBR 2016 (the season of completion)

I have been terrible with my reading lately. Terrible. I have been doing almost none. So, this spring TBR is full of books I keep meaning to get to and then don’t – like I said, I’ve been a terrible reader. But with the weather warming up, it means being able to sit out on my swing and read. That should fix this problem right up.





Happiness by Will Ferguson – Yup, this one has been on previous TBRs, but I swear, I will actually get to it one of these days.

When an enormous, self-help manuscript lands on Edwin de Valu’s desk, it seems destined for the trash can. The trouble is this doorstopper is a unique thing–a self-help book that actually works–and before Edwin knows it, a chain of events has been started that will have enormous consequences not just for his own life, but for the world at large.



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Music Roundup

I know I usually do these music things on Fridays, but my schedule has been fairly intense lately, and time has not been found to do any lists. So today, I’m taking this foreshortened Sunday to make a list.

Earlier this week, a friend introduced me to a cover of a song by his favourite band. I really love this cover. It’s stuck with me through the week. And it got me thinking about covers and how, when done well, they become more of an interpretation than a cover and can shift the song’s perspective. So this week’s list is all about covers.

Don’t Sell Me Short – Emily Davis (Bad Religion) – the aforementioned song

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Top Ten Tuesday -Private Eyes They’re Watching You

I love crime novels. Good ones. Cheesey ones. Good cheesey ones. Not awful cheesey ones. If it’s a crime novel, I’ll give it a shot. Especially when it’s a detective novel. And that leads in to this week’s topic. Novels when you’re in the mood for a little figuring.

These are not necessarily good books. But they’re entertaining. You’ve been warned.


The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Any of the three novels are a fabulous read, but this one is my favourite. It’s dark, dirty, and over the top and all about the publishing industry. Continue reading