AEL: The Collegia Magica, King Solomon’s Mines, Oz briefly, The Haunting of Hill House, Sofia the First, two O’Brians, The Outlaws of Sherwood, The Wind in the Willows, Misery, two Austens, To Kill A Mockingbird

The Collegia Magica by Carol Berg — This was my second time through these books, and I find them a very interesting experience. The world the author has created is solidly conceived, makes sense, and fascinates. The characters she populates it with are...

TWIP: I live!

Getting back on track in a new month. 07/29: Waybee always likes that kind of surface. 08/01: I happened to be reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame just when this cat came in, and I couldn’t get over how many visual points he had in common with Quasimodo: 08/07:...

Little Girl vs. Cat x 3

Story #1: I finally managed to get rid of my 8′ table — more details in an upcoming photo post — and the woman taking it off my hands brought her two kids with her when she came to pick it up. One of them was a girl of perhaps 7. She was maybe twice...

Grandma

My paternal grandmother, who has been a complete vegetable for a year or so, finally died early yesterday morning. Everyone is very relieved. Surreally, I woke up yesterday morning to the following two text messages that had been delivered while I slept, the first...