Because ten reviews was just too damn long. As we already know, I don’t keep up with the latest books. Hence my reading list this year has been all over the map, a mishmash of older and newer titles in genres from memoirs to YA LGBT fantasy/sci fi (it’s a thing, and I love it).Continue reading “Top Seven Books Elise Read (and/or Listened to) in 2017”
There are only seven more days left this year and I have four more books to finish before I complete my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge. Will post more when I’m done!
I’ve never been one for fashion, not in any sense of the word. I don’t wear trendy clothes; I tend more toward jeans and plain shirts and Doc Martens. I like pop music, but today’s stuff makes me chafe—give me the boy bands and one-hit wonders of the ’80s and ’90s, please. And though IContinue reading “Out of Fashion”
Whoa. I just came across this amazing Chrome browser extension — once you install it, every book on Amazon or Goodreads (plus a long list of other book-related sites) comes up with the availability of that book at your local library, in all formats. I just installed it earlier today and have already put aContinue reading “Library Plug-in”
National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo for short—is upon us. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s a contest of sorts in which writers are challenged to produce a 50,000 word book entirely in the month of November, from start to finish. As someone who used to ghostwrite books of that length for a living,Continue reading “NaNoWriMo? No, Thanks.”
Why do I always picture Bunny as Kent from Real Genius? (One of the best ’80s movies ever, by the way, if you haven’t seen it go do so asap.) Anyway, let’s talk about this book. I’ll start. I think this is at least my fourth reading, and having read The Goldfinch since last time, I’m finding aContinue reading “The Secret History”
I’m at a little bit of a loss as to what to write, as my thoughts about my commonplace book are not very defined right now. As I had suspected, the lack of organization – i.e., an index of some sort – does bother me somewhat. I do still like the “let me just leafContinue reading “Shitloads of sand all over the place”
That was my entry in my commonplace book today. I heard the phrase in a song and liked the sound of it, so I wrote it down. Morbid, yes, but to quote Lydia in Beetlejuice, “My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room.” My point here is that I think my commonplaceContinue reading “Human Wreckage”