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Fellowship of the Ring Book Talk 2 | Tolkien & Memory

Tezi and I are introducing the beginning of a series of videos on The Lord of the Rings in which we hope to discuss various topics that either interest us or in some way bring about a discussion between the two of us. We hope that you find the discussions informative. if not entertaining. We encourage you to read The… Read more »

Hopeless Wanderer | Carpool Karaoke! | Road Trip, Spring 2016!

“Nooo doon’t dooo itttttt!!” – Therese Brown.  “But it’s so fun!!!!” – Jeremy Stock. On our last road trip, Tezi and I had many hours of driving as we headed to the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Yosemite, south of Tahoe. One of our favorite pastimes was singing along to some of our favorite songs. Here we share with you… Read more »

Cold Water Jumping in Donner Lake, CA! (It’s cold!)

Tezi and I spent last week camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in an area north of Yosemite and about an hour and a half south of Lake Tahoe.  Our new secret place, as we like to call it, was basically devoid of any humans besides ourselves, but we did venture out a couple of times into more populated areas.  One… Read more »

Fellowship of the Ring | Book Talk, Car Talk!

On our most recent camping trip Tezi and I began reading The Lord of the Rings.  Here we are reading it by the fire on one of the nights out under the stars: It’s been an engrossing experience for me and quite an enjoyable experience for Tezi.  As I’ve noted before on this blog, I have read The Lord of… Read more »

Why I’ve Lost Interest in Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted, by Naomi Novik, is a fantasy novel that tells the nearly fairy-tale-esque story of a girl who is chosen to be an apprentice of sorts to “The Dragon” a powerful wizard who lives to protect the local peoples, including the girl’s family. The story includes magic and mythical beasts, and though the subject matter and basis for the story… Read more »

We Stopped Reading Mindy Kaling’s novel “Why Not Me?”

Why not us?  Here’s why: Last night, Tezi and I started reading Mindy Kaling’s new book Why Not Me. We picked it up again this evening.  We didn’t get that far into it before we realized that we didn’t like it at all. It wasn’t funny. It was … silly. It was trite, insubstantial, and …. pretty pointless. It was… Read more »

Tezi and I Pick Our Next Book to Read! (February TBR)

Just a couple of days ago, Tezi and I finished The Aeronaut’s Windlass, which is Book 1 of Jim Butcher’s new steampunk fantasy series, The Cinder Spires. (Our review of this book coming soon.) It was a book that we listened to together in audio book format while we drove around town or most favoritely, while we worked on our… Read more »

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Summary & Review

Paolo Bacigalupi. Bacigalupi. He’s Portuguese, and I have a lot of fun saying his name. Bacigalupi! 🙂 Also, he wrote a book called The Water Knife, which I recently read and very much enjoyed. I had previously read a great book by Bacigalupi called The Windup Girl, and his writing has only gotten better in this most recent publication. I expected The Water… Read more »

Adult Coloring Books & Audio Books: A Great Combo!

Tezi and I have recently found a new, fun, and relaxing way to spend some time together. We’ve begun combining our love of reading with the big kid inside of us by coloring as we listen to audiobooks! We know that you probably have already seen people talking about these adult coloring books – many have touted their calming effects…. Read more »

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Review)

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For starters, this book is *not* about a magical knife made of water… (which is, yes, sadly, what I thought this book was about upon first glance).  But it’s a great story… a great story, though often dark and violent. We all know that California gets its water from the Colorado River, which originates in states east and north of… Read more »