Showing posts from November, 2020

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

  A Promised Land by Barack Obama Release Date: November 17th, 2020 This book is either going to be a celebration of the outcome of the election, or a salve to a broken heart. Either way, this is on my Christmas wish list.  From Goodreads: "In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. Reflecting on the p

I'm Ready.

  Today is the day.  Truth? I've been waiting for this day for 4 years now. And I'm talking about the US elections. I'm Canadian, but I'm not naive enough to think that this election bears no impact globally. Today and the proceeding days, we get to find out if the US will fully accept Fascism, and therefore could set precedent to the world in general. I'm a bundle of anxious nerves, as I'm sure a lot of Americans are as well. I have been angry since 2016, to be honest and hanging on by a thread.  In November 2016, I staved off depression by reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne . This time, I'm locked and loaded. I decided to have the books above ready on my night table. I figure I'll start with Heartstoppers, Volumes 1 - 3 , then Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston once I'm done. I'm also thinking about ordering a carb-rich dinner for the fam -- that's if I can stomach any food. All I know is that I'm going to be a basket cas

November Goals.

 For the last few months, I have been diligently using my bullet journal. I've been tracking my books and fitness goals surprisingly well. Since I have reached and surpassed by initial goal of 150 books this year, I increased it to 200. I've also reached and surpassed that as well. Last year, I read a total of 280 books. I tried to make it to 300 but I got lazy towards the end of the year.  I read a total of 37 books in October.   Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta | Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton | From of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta | Quintana of Charyn | Breathless by Cara Dee | Say You'll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox | BTW by Lucy Lennox | IRL by Lucy Lennox | LOL by Lucy Lennox | Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown | Charming Like Us by Krista Richie | The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta | Lover Awakened by JR Ward | The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | The Billionaire Book Club, Book 4 by Max Monroe | King M

Everything Looks Familiar.

  Hello.  I'm sure some of you would think my blog name sounds familiar -- and you would be right. I took a looooooong ass hiatus from my blog (of the same name) and couldn't find the energy to come back. I think I posted a January 2020 beginning of the year post, then promptly lost inspiration and drive. Then Covid hit, lost my job, and at that point, everything seemed insignificant and well, pointless. Especially since my host over at WordPress had so much problems and I just didn't have the energy to work on it. So I let it expire.  I was off for 3 months; rarely read, spent time with my kids, and took some much needed time to work on myself. And here we are. Hoping to get my feet back in the game. My ultimate goal for restarting this blog is for me to establish a much needed outlet. To talk about books, about my life, about current events. About anything that comes to mind. Because now, more than ever, we all need to find a safe place for us to  talk about things that a