“It is easy to mourn the lives we aren't living . . . But it is not lives we regret not living that are the real problem. It is the regret itself. It's the regret that makes us shrivel and wither and feel like our own and other people's worst enemy. We can't tell if any of those other versions would have been better or worse. Those lives are happening, it is true, but you are happening as well, and that is the happening we have to focus on.” ~ Matt Haig
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2020 But Didn’t Get To Wow, there are a lot of these. We might need to do a “Top Twenty” instead. Both of us collected so many books last year, possibly because of the pandemic but also because of our mini-honeymoon, in which we picked up... Continue Reading →
In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch.
"It was so easy to find yourself doing the things in life you weren’t passionate about, to stick with them even when you didn’t want them and they hurt. But now the time for dreaming and wishing was over, and she was going. She was traveling to the other side of the world. It wasn’t just the ship that had been unmoored. It was her entire sense of herself.” ~ Rachel Joyce
This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021, which makes our overencumbered TBR shelves shudder in fear. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday! Indiana’s Five Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion I’m always on the lookout for new Didion books. Hoping... Continue Reading →
Usually we make monthly TBRs. But looking at all the books we’ve collected over the last year or so we decided we really wanted to actually think long-term and try to get a better handle on our stacks of unread books.
With the start of the new year, we’re embracing escapism with several fantasy tomes. Our lists are ambitious, but we’re stuck at home and not much else is going on!
While it’s been a turbulent year, we’ve discovered some great books that have both comforted and confronted us.