So I Read This Book: Daisy Jones and the Six

After finishing this excellent novel, another hit from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, head over to Spotify and listen to the inspired playlist!

So I Read This Manga: Fake Second Vol 4

This is Inspector Kaito’s Story, and supposedly takes place between 2 and 3. It seems oddly out of place and was decidedly underwhelming. Sad to think this is the last volume of the series. I need more Dee and Ryo.

10 Reader Facts About Me

Life has been rather dull the last few months; I’m behind on everything – books, movies, conventions and concerts.  It’s like wandering in a desert – especially with all of this Florida heat. To make matters worse, I’m in a reading slump. Yep, I keep picking books up, starting them, then starting something else, feeling guilty all of the while.

So I thought I’d share some bookish facts about me:

  1. I read slowly, especially as I get older and my eyes don’t work as well. At my speediest, which was in my teen years, was five books in one day. I think it was last year that I read two in one day, but that’s not usual.
  2. I’m terrible about organizing my TBR lists and piles.  I make a plan, then read something totally different.
  3. I love reading in the bath and I love staying up late and reading.
  4. I prefer physical books to e-books.
  5. I am a hoarder. I cannot lie. I’ll buy books because I’m afraid they won’t be around later, especially paperbacks. I know Amazon has pretty much everything, for a pric, but they already own my soul with the business I give them so when I can get a book from an actual bookstore, I do so.
  6. I have worked at nearly every national bookstore chain – I started at B. Dalton’s, went to Walden’s, Bookstop and Barnes and Noble.
  7. The first books I remember reading and loving were Harriet the Spy, Hold the Reigns Free, and Sara Crewe (a parsed down version of A Little Princess). I knew in 4th grade that if I ever had a baby girl I’d name her Sara – and I did!
  8. My very favorite books are Anne of Green Gables and Boy’s Life by Robert Mccammon. Close on their tail is Petty Magic by Camille DeAngelis. It has witches! Puppets! Timeless love, a curiosity shop and more witches fighting in WWII.  It’s so endlessly imaginative.
  9. Favorite authors include Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, Sherri Tepper, Tanith Lee, Mercedes Lackey, Joe Hill, Erin Morgenstern, Leigh Bardugo and V. E. Schwab, to  name a few.
  10. I’ve kept dozens of my favorite books from childhood and teen years. My daughter read my copies of Nancy Drew ( awww).

Well, that’s about it. I have a wishlist on Amazon as long as the river it’s named after….and my birthday is coming up in 15 days, so if anyone feels inclined…

So I Read This Book: Hark! A Vagrant

I absolutely adore this series of literature and history themed comic strips!

Dude Watching with the Brontes is my favorite.

I don’t think you’ll ever look at Val Jean and Javert the same way again.

It’s the perfect book for a gloomy or sad day – guaranteed to make you laugh, guffaw, chortle and chuckle.

Remembering The Twilight Zones Past, And My Cousin Charles Aidman

This is an article about my cousin Charles Aidman, who was in two episodes of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, one of them being Little Girl Lost.

He was also the narrator of a few different episodes of the 1985-1989 Twilight Zone.

He appeared in dozens and dozens of TV shows, a lot of popular stuff like Gunsmoke, and the creepy fat out stuff I loved, like Ghost Story/Circle of Fear.

Here’s his impressive IMDB page:

I’m getting CBS All Access so I can watch the new Twilight Zone by #JordanPeele. I love how this show has always been a part of my life.

By the way, he passed away four days before my daughter’s was born…… do-do-do-do….