A Book Nerd’s Season

Guys, am I really trying to emulate my graduate school days? Look at this pile of books. I’m really trying to read them all at once. When I finally have a few moments to sit down, I think I spend more time deciding which book to read than the time I actually have to read the book. It’s getting a little out of hand over here. The truth is, I no longer go to bookstores anymore because I’m unable to say no to the printed word. I look at a book, smell the fresh inked pages, and desire to take it
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Geeking Out For A Moment

Rivendell I want to move to Middle Earth. I want to see the sights as they appear in Tolkien’s books and Peter Jackson’s movies. I know, I know. I could just visit New Zealand. However, I want the real Middle Earth experience. I’d like to live in the real imaginative world Tolkien created, at least for a little while. Middle Earth Map I know this sounds absolutely nerdy. That is fine with me. We’ve just been Middle Earthing it at our house recently. Tyler is reading The Hobbit in preparation for the movie release. This may be one of the first
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Let’s Be Honest – Hibernation

It’s October 9, and I already want to hibernate under the covers all day long. Hence, I didn’t post yesterday. Hence, it’s after 5 p.m. and I still haven’t posted today. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not just being lazy around here. I ran five miles today, watched some kids, went to a bible study, did some laundry, but all I want to do, and mostly what my heart thinks about, is crawl under the covers with a good book. Our house is less than 65 degrees. I can’t see the point in turning on the heat in October, but
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Let’s Be Honest

For the last ten or so years, I’ve been a snob. I’ve been prideful about never having read or seen a Harry Potter book or movie. I never got any of the witty jokes or references about Snape or Dumbledore and I was glad. But no longer. I admit it. I’m in the midst of reading the Harry Potter series (have yet to see a movie) and I love them. I even stayed up until after midnight last night. This was obviously a silly decision. I like to pretend that staying up late will not affect my attitude towards my
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Tigers in Red Weather – Book Review

Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock Wallace Stevens The houses are hauntedBy white night-gowns.None are green,Or purple with green rings,Or green with yellow rings,Or yellow with blue rings.None of them are strange,With socks of laceAnd beaded ceintures.People are not goingTo dream of baboons and periwinkles.Only, here and there, an old sailor,Drunk and asleep in his boots,Catches TigersIn red weather.  The lines of Wallace Steven’s poems clench the meaning and depth of Liza Klaussman’s book, Tigers in Red Weather. The June issue of Whole Living magazine featured a write-up about Tigers in Red Weather. Klaussmann released the book this summer, and being the historical fiction nerd
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