Still Here…

Hello,

I’ve missed you, my little blog…

IMG_3520 IMG_3524 IMG_3522  Newport RI.

You take a little unplanned break and then come back to find a new WordPress editor. Let’s see what happens. I can share a few thoughts on the books I’ve managed to read lately. I’ll tell you that my audiobook-listening has ground to a halt – but I can explain, I think. And just say howdy.

Plus send a big hearty welcome to SomeWhereInABook! I hope I can soon find a few past blog posts to re-link to, if that’s not too much to ask. (Specifically, the Gone Girl one…)

Um, where’s the SAVE-DRAFT button?!

Moving on, just keep going, right?

A Walk in the Woods awitwbybb by Bill Bryson – I liked it very much. Learned a lot about trees and flora and geology, too. Recommended.

 

Out of My Mind oommbysd by Sharon M Draper – Loaned to me from a friend, very apropos of my latest class for school. This is the story from the viewpoint of a 5th grader with cerebral palsy who is very smart but cannot communicate her smarts until she finds an Assistive Technology device that allows her a voice. The book has some very good points to share and perhaps some misses in the delivery and odd plot points. Read through the goodreads.com reviews for examples. I enjoyed meeting Melody and reminded again that we all want to belong and contribute. Respect.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy hhgttg by Douglas Adams is exactly what I feared it might be. Sadly, I feel too late to the introduction of it in my life with the story over-hyped for me to truly appreciate its brilliance. Overall, a fun read. 42 (And I think I should plug Jenn Thorson’s There Goes the Galaxy which I read last December and which (now I realize) obviously took inspiration from Adams and his famous book/series. I gave that 4 stars.)

And now, obviously, I recognize that I have been too long away from blabbing about books. I’ll try to do better with my next East Of Eden post. Whoops – that was probably due today?

Carry on. Toodles.

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I really can’t explain why I haven’t been in the mood to listen to a book. I’ve been BUSY? and got out of the habit. I’ll mow the lawn tomorrow, plug in to The Count of Monte Cristo and see if I remember much. I’ll let you know how it goes.

 

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15 thoughts on “Still Here…

    1. Everyone always says Walk is funny and it has its wit and funny scenes but overall, I found it a sad commentary on how few people support our natural treasures.

      I was underwhelmed by Hitchhiker. Perhaps it was too short and I only need to keep reading the whole series. (but, NO.)

    1. I’ve been playing on devices that are difficult to write posts on. I don’t care what you say, I like my laptop. My Mac. And it has ‘time-out’ moments. Anyway, whine whine whine.

  1. Sometimes I wonder if I would have loved Hitchhiker’s Guide as much if I read it for the first time now. I’m guessing not. I read it years ago and have loved it ever since, but that was long before it was ever hyped for me.

  2. My first read of Bryson’s was A Walk In the Woods and it was probably his best, as I have read many of his travel narratives since then.

    The new WP editor? I got it and then refreshed the page and it went back to the old one.

  3. litandlife

    Hitchhiker’s Guide has just never appealed to me – and if you came to it too late in your life to really appreciate it then it’s probably too late for me, too, even if I was interested. East of Eden on the other hand…one day.

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