Two new feathered friends in the home ended up becoming just one (but it’s not a bad thing!)

Last Monday I had a doctor's appointment and ended up getting two more parakeets (I didn't wanna leave just one in the display cage, waiting for an owner... and they were chatting with each other). Initially, I was curious about the grieving time and whether I SHOULD get another one--and when--for Dusty to be friends … Continue reading Two new feathered friends in the home ended up becoming just one (but it’s not a bad thing!)

Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4), by Thomas Harris

My Copy: 9780440242864 (image from bn.com) This is definitely the shortest book of the bunch, and might be a bit confusing at times because of the pace, but is definitely a page-turner half-way through. I had to stay up til 2am to finish it because it wouldn't leave me alone. Hannibal Rising is about the … Continue reading Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4), by Thomas Harris

The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris

My Copy: 0312924585 (Image from bn.com) Hannibal Lecter is back and smoother than before. Reading about him is like a slow burn of a good long leg stretch, feeling that tension, and then the knee locks and you feel the jolt of an abrupt pop and the burn after makes you anxious. The Silence of … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice & Fire #2), by George R. R. Martin

My Copy: 9780345535429 (image from bn.com) I gotta admit, this one took a month or better to get through because so much and so little seemed to be going on all through it. But I have a feeling getting through this hurdle will mean the next installation will just take off running. A Clash of … Continue reading A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice & Fire #2), by George R. R. Martin

American Gods (author’s preferred text), by Neil Gaiman

My Copy: 9780062080233 (image from goodreads.com) I've never read Neil Gaiman before, and I sure picked a doorstop as my first of the several on my shelves. But I'm keeping this one for sure. I know I liked it, but I'm not terribly sure why. I just know I'm willing to go along for the … Continue reading American Gods (author’s preferred text), by Neil Gaiman

Akira (volume 5), by Katsuhiro Otomo

My Copy: 9781935429074 (image from bn.com) Oh boy, it's all gearing up to a big 'ol fight...and the myriad of new characters is just making it crazier. Akira (volume 5) reunites us with some earlier characters that will play a larger part in the end game, such as Joker (former head of one of the … Continue reading Akira (volume 5), by Katsuhiro Otomo

Akira (volume 3), by Katsuhiro Otomo

My Copy: 9781935429043 (image from bn.com) Whew! This might be one of the shorter volumes--page wise--but not on impact. The players all seeking Akira out are starting to meet in the middle, and there's a helluva lot of damage that's going on in about a 24 hour span of time. And there's a big difference … Continue reading Akira (volume 3), by Katsuhiro Otomo