Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich! by Sarina Siebenaler

Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich!

Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich! by Sarina Siebenaler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a cute book about doing your research before choosing your perfect pet. It seems that an ostrich isn’t quite perfect for anyone who doesn’t live in large open spaces and doesn’t know how to feed one.

The illustrations are wonderful and the story is cute. It would make a perfect bedtime story.

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Pride Month Books

Pride Month books

Amazon posted its list of books recommended for Pride Month. I was a little disappointed that none of them were on Kindle Unlimited, but I understand that Amazon wants to sell books.

There are some cute children’s books on the list. I may get around to them later, but not this month.

I have read some of the books on the adult list already, and would recommend most of them. A few I wouldn’t read again, but someone might like to read them.

Take a peek at the list and go for it.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I hadn’t read many of the Sherlock Holmes books, so this one was new to me. I hadn’t realized that Watson was narrating much of it and that Holmes was such a minor part of it.

I rated it low because the book seemed to drag on and was summarized in the final chapter. I probably would have gotten just as much out of reading just the final chapter as I did reading the whole book.

The story was interesting and pretty much held up over time, but I still wasn’t a big fan.

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In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

In the Dream House

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up as required reading for one of my classes. I enjoyed most of the book. It delved into issues with same-sex relationships being similar to opposite-sex relationships in some not so fun ways.

The layout of the book was interesting and I know that some subtleties we missed because I hadn’t read the book that the author was referring to, or had no knowledge of a topic that she discussed. The book was still very good and worth reading.

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The List by Jade Chang

The List

The List by Jade Chang
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When I picked this up, I was expecting a romance story. Instead it was a how to do book. My issue with it was that it was presented as Wiccan magic for most of it. I’m not sure that the magic in the book was from the origin of the idea of the list or if it was just the power of positive thinking. Either way, I was not a fan.

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Lost remote

I misplaced the remote for the cable box. I half heartedly looked for a while, then a brilliant idea came to mind – there must be an app.

I downloaded the app and logged into the cable account. It took me a while to figure out the name of the box that I was trying to access. I got it and then was playing with the app for a while. It didn’t work very well, but I can change channels in the most difficult way possible.

I gave up and turned on sitcoms that I had running in the background. I started reading with the TV on and Molly at my side.

My daughter came into the room and started playing with Molly. She rolled Molly over and the TVs guide page popped up. The remote was either under Molly or my daughter. Thankfully, it was my daughter who found it. Order has been restored and I know that the app isn’t for me. Live and learn.

9 Books Behind

I seem to be perpetually 9 books behind this year. I think I’m doing well and I finish a few books. I check on Goodreads, expecting it to tell me that I’m closer to getting caught up. Nope. 9 books.

This week, though, I was able to sit down and get some reading done. So I am finally at 7 books behind! Maybe by the end of next week, I’ll be back on track.

Here’s to finishing books that I’ve started!

Almost Missed a Step

I am taking summer classes in order to graduate as early as possible. The problem with summer classes is that the semesters are so short – 5 weeks long. The assignments are due several times a week, and they seem to come quickly.

I was supposed to have written 2 papers that were due on Sunday at midnight, but I had a long day on Saturday, getting organized, so I fell asleep early without the papers being written. I ended up writing the papers during my sleep intermission.

I submitted one paper right after I wrote it, but the other paper needed to be sent in with a specific format, so I had to email it to myself and then submit it. It would have to wait until I turned on my laptop again.

Sunday afternoon, I suddenly realized that I hadn’t turned in the paper. All of the work was done, but it hadn’t been submitted. Thankfully, I remembered with plenty of time to spare, or I would have been mad at myself.

Halfway through the first summer term!