Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Book 22 of 52: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. In this crime thriller by Stephen King, a mass murderer kills 8 people by driving a Mercedes into a crowd waiting in line at a job fair. A year later, when lead detective on the case Bill Hodges retires, he receives a letter from the elusive... Continue Reading →

Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu

Keeping with my decision to read books for Women’s History Month by or about influential women or women from different backgrounds than myself, Bend, Not Break was an inspiring choice. Ping Fu was raised in China at the onset of the cultural revolution. Separated from her family, raised in persecution, child labor, and responsible for... Continue Reading →

DIY: Reupholster a Chair

As hinted in a previous post, I got this chair for free from a woman on Facebook Marketplace who was clearing out her office space. It had a loose arm that needed mending, squeaky springs that needed oiled, and small casters on all the feet that had to be removed before I could begin the process... Continue Reading →

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I love reading books about women who have impacted the world. I Am Malala tells the remarkable true story of Malala Yousafzai, who, at the age of 15, was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of girls' education in her home country of Pakistan, and survived. Co-written by Yousafzai and Christina Lamb,... Continue Reading →

Weekend DIY: Chair Makeover!

So this was by far the most time consuming DIY project I’ve ever done. I found this chair on Facebook marketplace for $40 and decided to give it a little sprucing up for a new reading chair. It had all the ingredients for a large comfy spot to curl up in, but the fabric and... Continue Reading →

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

"Tell me something good." In the spirit of romance I decided to read Me Before You, and now here I am an hour before my date sobbing my eyes out. This book is heartbreaking, transformative, witty and full of love. I highly recommend it. (But maybe put it off until after your date and learn... Continue Reading →

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