Quick Note: I’m Still Here

I type this, ice bag in hand, as I recuperate from major surgery yesterday. Have no fear. I’m fine. I just hate blank space on my blog. My smile’s gorgeous, but my cheeks look like Rocky the Squirrel and my prescription makes my wordplay a psychedelic minefield of “Did she say that?” Bear with me….

RANT: Why I Do Not Rate or Review Books I DNF

DNF Acronym for Did Not Finish.  Definition: The act of not completing a book. Hi! My name is Crafty and I’m a DNF’er. Sometimes, when a book’s plot, its characters, and overall vibe fail to keep my attention, I stop chuck the tome to a corner and sever our relationship and move on to a…

RAVE: You Say Finish, I Say DNF.

Lolita, Nabokov’s prized yet controversial story about an aging man’s journey of lust and heartbreak for a young girl, pushed me to the brink. My history with the book started slippery, and like many book dragons, I watched the film first for years before attempting to read the story. I could not help my fascination…

RANT: Keep Your Books To Read Before Lists to Yourself

Last year, forty reared its head at me. I cried. I laughed. I remembered all the foolishness and joys, leading me to my acquired age. I planned a longer bucket list to explore. I danced. I cried some more. Creating a list of what to read by forty ceased to cross my mind. You see…