Overall: 🐢🐢 Storyline: ★★.5 Writing Style: ★★ Character Development: ★★ Enjoyment: ★★ "Everything was real; inconceivably real, infinitely dear. These and all things started as nothing, latent within a vast energy-broth, but then we named them, and loved them, and, in this way, brought them forth. And now we must lose them."
Overall: 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢 Storyline: ★★★★★ Writing Style: ★★★★★ Character Development: ★★★★ Enjoyment: ★★★★★ "I ulu nō ka lālā i ke kumu. Without our ancestors, we would not be."
Welcome to the year 2023! I still get a bit surprised whenever the new year shows up because it seems like time just flies by sometimes. I also spend a majority of the first week remembering NOT to write the previous year down. I have some good feelings about this upcoming year. But that could … Continue reading January’s Monthly Reading List
Well we are well into the new month and I am a tad behind. Does anyone else start to mentally check out when a vacation is just around the corner? I tend to start already thinking myself on vacation about two days before it starts and everything else that needs to be done starts to … Continue reading December’s Monthly Reading List
Overall: 🐢🐢 Storyline: ★★.5 Writing Style: ★★ Character Development: .5 Enjoyment: ★★ "Morgue shots don't bother you?"
And the fall season continues despite what the stores are saying with the Christmas things out and about already. I went out to dinner tonight and there was even Christmas music playing in the restaurant! I love that wintery season and holidays too, but come on you guys, we know we are all slacking on … Continue reading November’s Monthly Reading List
Happy Spooky Season Everyone!! I am always so excited when the leaves start turning and the weather starts to get that crisp feel to the air. It means that the best scary, spooky stuff is about to start up and it is fantastic! There aren't any decorations up around my house yet but there will … Continue reading October’s Monthly Reading List
Overall: 🐢🐢🐢🐢 Storyline: ★★★★.5 Writing Style: ★★★★ Character Development: ★★★★ Enjoyment: ★★★★.5 "Think about it, Alena. To the fly the spider is the devil, or evil or whatever you choose to name it. But if that same spider chose not to eat the fly, well, then he would be a merciful god."
Does anyone else feel a little stunned that we are in September? And oddly enough, I feel as though we have already had this month and should be heading into October. The weather doesn't agree, but it already has a mind of its own. It could be all of the fall things I've been seeing … Continue reading September’s Monthly Reading List
Overall: 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢 Storyline: ★★★★.5 Writing Style: ★★★★.5 Personal Growth: ★★★★★ Enjoyment: ★★★★★ "'Can you dance?' . . . 'If you cannot dance,' the Elder said, 'how can you heal?'"