Book club, Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Book Club Review: Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

First Impressions: I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, or title, but when I when I first saw the novel Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters, it didn't look like a book I would be interested in. It didn't have the right curb appeal for me. Maybe it's not the book's fault. Maybe… Continue reading Book Club Review: Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

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Book Reviews, Death, Random Ramblings

I’m dying.

Okay, so I'm being overly dramatic this morning. I mean, I am dying. We're all dying. It's just that I don't usually think about it: the when, and how, and where, and whys of it. But I started to read Thomas Lynch's book, The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, last night. (The Kindle edition was on sale… Continue reading I’m dying.

Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

The Earth Moved…

I planted 190 tulip and hyacinth bulbs this morning for an elderly friend and all I could think about was Amy Stewart's book The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. (This is what comes of reading WAY too many books!) I must have seen FIVE earthworms for every bulb I planted. Multiply that figure by 190 and… Continue reading The Earth Moved…