New to the List: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (A trilogy) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (A trilogy) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (A trilogy) Before you read any further, be warned: I am going to say very unfavorable things about the series, so if you are a fan brace yourself. There were a lot […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Update"
New to the List: The Hours by Michael Cunningham (A Pulitzer Prize-winning book) The Twits by Roald Dahl (A book from your childhood) It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario (A book that made you cry) I am getting back into the swing of things and picking up my reading pace while I am enjoying […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Update"
New to the List: I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV by Maz Jobrani (A funny book) Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (A mystery or thriller) I am not going to lie, these past few months have been extremely stressful for me and one of the unfortunate consequences has been that my […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Update"
Last year I was able to cross Read More off of my bucket list, but I want to stay motivated to keep up with reading this year. In order to do this, I decided to join a book lovers group and each of us are going to attempt to do the 2015 Reading Challenge. At […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge"
New to the List: A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari One of the items on my bucket list was to read more, and I have certainly done just that, so I am excited to say I am going to cross it off my list! […]Read more "An Item off the List: Read More"
New to the List: Pearl by J. R. R. Tolkien Sir Orfeo by J. R. R. Tolkien Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Pearl and Sir Orfeo are two short (and I mean short) works written by an unknown author during the Middle Ages. These works have been translated by Tolkien and […]Read more "Progress Report: Read More"
New to the List: A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien These were all very good reads! A Feast for Crows was interesting, though I could have done with a bit more Tyrion 😉 I […]Read more "Progress Report: Read More"
This last weekend I had the great pleasure of volunteering as an assistant coach for my local Special Olympics swim team at the regional competitions in Corvallis, OR. Volunteering has always been a huge part of my life and this year marks the sixth year I have been volunteering with Special Olympics Oregon. I always […]Read more "Give Back: Special Olympics"
New to the List: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin Wow, I have to say I had no idea just how addicting the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. […]Read more "Progress Report: Read More"
My entire life can be summed up on one sentence: It didn’t go as planned and that’s ok. I stumbled upon this quote a few weeks ago and it was one of those messages that hits home. I feel like this could be my life’s motto. Over the last few months in particular, I have […]Read more "It Didn’t go as Planned and That’s Ok."