One of my favorite things to talk about is books. Recommending them is one of my love languages. In 2022 I finished 100 books, which included a bunch of graphic novels and short poetry collections but also some doorstops. I like to look at categories to make sure I’m consuming a variety and not just … Continue reading My 2022 in Books
Like riding a bike, right?
Hello friends! I was shocked to see I actually put up a few posts last year. As I grow more and more skeptical of the online social networks, I thought I'd revisit this site. My kids are now 15 and 17. Alas, their reading has declined in inverse proportion to their smart phone use. We … Continue reading Like riding a bike, right?
Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
This is my review from Goodreads, which I find useful to keep track of the books I read. Sometimes, I like or dislike a book enough to dig into the specifics. Eleanor Oliphant was one of them, which is why I'm posting the entire review here. I feel bad about not liking this book, because … Continue reading Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
My 2019 in Books
Hello friends. It's been a while! And while Goodreads has a link to my 2019 in books here, I felt I needed a little more space and time to let you know what I really liked (and didn't) in my reading last year. Also, why does everybody rush to put up their lists before the … Continue reading My 2019 in Books
Minnesota State Fair 2019—Top Tips from a Fair Fanatic, and This Year’s Eating Adventure
I’m a transplant to Minnesota. I grew up mostly in central Ohio, spent time on the East Coast, then settled in the Twin Cities just over twenty years ago with my husband. Despite pleas from family, we have no plans to leave. I love many things about my adopted state—the lakes, the political landscape, the … Continue reading Minnesota State Fair 2019—Top Tips from a Fair Fanatic, and This Year’s Eating Adventure
Welcome, or welcome back!
I started blogging in 2002 at Blogger, got my own site, Girl Detective a few years later, and blogged regularly till the advent of Facebook made it redundant. As that company has been revealed to be more and more repugnant, I thought it was time to give a website a try again, this time with … Continue reading Welcome, or welcome back!