Well, it’s March. No better time to take down and put away my Christmas tree. Relax. It’s not what you’re thinking. A dried out pine or fir tree was not sprinkling its dead needles all over my living room rug. Au contraire, my first ever Christmas tree of my adult life was a book Christmas … More Christmas in March
Sometimes it seems like people don’t even try when it comes to customer service. I recently wrote about how I’m weary of paid monthly subscriptions for things that I can get for free. For that reason, I stick to the free versions of Pandora and Spotify and had to bid adieu to Tidal once my … More Dance With The One That Brought You
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a work of fiction, but to borrow from the beloved and long-running NBC show Law & Order: SVU, it’s a story line, or several storylines quite frankly) that’s ripped from the headlines. Starr Carter … More Sherring’s Goodreads: The Hate U Give
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes My rating: 4 of 5 stars Shonda Rhimes is a liar. Her word, not mine. She calls herself this because she likes to make up stuff, all the time. Lucky for her it’s paid off. … More Sherring’s Goodreads: Year of Yes
I stopped setting New Year’s resolutions. Not only is it cliché to set new goals at the start of a new year, but it’s too much self-imposed pressure. Besides, I don’t think I should wait for a new calendar year to eat better, exercise more or be a better me. That didn’t stop me from … More I Failed the Goodreads Challenge and It’s OK
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling by Rosie Pérez My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was completely in shock and awe throughout Rosie Perez’s memoir Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still … More Sherring’s Goodreads: Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 1 of 5 stars I’ve got to stop giving in to peer pressure. And by peer pressure, I mean best seller lists. Over and over, I read about how The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was comparable to Gone Girl. So wrong, and … More Sherring’s Goodreads: The Girl on the Train
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile My rating: 5 of 5 stars Queen Sugar hadn’t been anywhere on my radar until I started catching promotions for its television series adaptation on Oprah’s network OWN. As the first season of Greenleaf was winding down, commercials said that if viewers liked Greenleaf they would love Queen Sugar. When … More Sherring’s Goodreads: Queen Sugar
Yeah, OK, I took a long break. An unintended break at that. My apologies. I’ve already admitted that blogging is hard. It’s not that I don’t have a passion for it. I’m busy living and enjoying life, rather than writing about it. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t read a whole book. In my defense, … More TV Shows Go on Hiatus; Why Can’t I?
I’ve wanted to read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates for months. I read about it in magazines and online, spotted fellow commuters reading it and saw it listed as a National Book Award finalist. I remember seeing a paparazzi shot of Jill Scott carrying it outside of an airport. I figured I’d … More Turn the Page?