Girl Walks into a Bookstore

I am so uncool. I went to Barnes & Noble during a lunch break (thus breaking my Thou Shalt Not Visit A Bookstore Commandment – why do I have this? Because, folks, I am a book floozy and I can be had very easily for the price of a book. I have no willpower. Sure I can tell myself I’m only going to get one book, but who am I kidding? Not me, that’s for damn sure. So, I get too many books, my bank account begins to complain and it just gets sad. Anyway, this has turned into a long sidebar, so I’m going to move on. Follow me outside of the parenthesis). 

Like I was saying. I went into the bookstore looking for Volume I of Raymond E. Feist’s ‘Riftwar Saga’ entitled Magician: Apprentice. I’ve been wanting to discover a new Sci Fi/Fantasy writer (I’ve read Terry Goodkind and George R.R. Martin and I need another series in this genre). I mistakenly got the second book in the series, thus breaking the commandment that states Thou Shalt Not Read A Book Out Of Order. So I took the plunge and went into that bookstore. Want to know what happened? Four books. Four books is what happened, and you know what? I’m counting that as a win because it could have easily been 5-10 books. 

I’m determined to find a new Sci Fi/Fantasy book/series that I like/love. Then I took a detour into Thrillers/Mysteries. It was a strange day. I didn’t even go into the romance aisle ONCE. So, here’s what I got.


1. Raymond E. Feist’s Magician: Apprentice

2. Robin Hobb’s Dragon Keeper 

3. Preston & Child’s Fever Dream

4. Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None


This has officially become a reading challenge since I have not read any of the works written by these authors. I will record my thoughts here as I go. 

But again, four books! That’s pretty good, right? I’m really just trying to rationalize here. 



What Fictional City Should You Actually Live In?

It’s been awhile…

I always mean to write a post, and then I don’t. Well, here I go.

I found this fun quiz about what fictional city you should live in. You get a selection of questions and have to answer them. I don’t know how some of the questions have any bearing on where you should live…lol, one of the questions asks which Justin Timberlake song is your favorite. What?! How does that make any sense?  Anyway, it’s fun. A little fun for the end of a weekend, not unwarranted, I think.