Monthly Archives: May 2014


Rain City Reads   May 30, 2014   Comments Off on #BOOKQUOTES FEATURING GROUCHO MARX

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx, who is also responsible for one of my other favourite quotes: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol)… Read more »

Armchair BEA – Expanding Blogging Horizons

The Day 3 topic for Armchair BEA that I’ve selected is: Expanding Blogging Horizons What do you think about when you think about going beyond blogging or expanding your horizons? Is it a redesign of your blog? Have you branched out into freelance writing or even published a novel of your very own? Or, have you moved into a different… Read more »

In Memory of Maya

Rain City Reads   May 28, 2014   Comments Off on In Memory of Maya

Maya Angelou’s books have been on my TBR list for longer than I’d care to admit, and yet I have never read any of them. Today she passed away, and her death has me thinking about what I do know about her. Despite never having read her work (and don’t worry, that is a situation I plan to rectify ASAP),… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People I’d Like to Meet

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a Freebie, which means I get to pick my own topic. So I pick…. (drum roll please)…Top Ten Bookish People I’d Like to Meet. I like this because it’ll allow me to highlight some of my favourite bloggers, as well as a few authors and other bookish folks…. Read more »

The Sunday Review: THE OUTSIDERS – S.E. Hinton

**Warning: There are some spoilers for the early plot of this book (though nothing more than in the book description on Goodreads), so if you prefer to go into a book with no idea what the major plot points are, don’t read this review!! According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A… Read more »