POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Eight

In last week's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update, I mentioned that I was anticipating a very busy week. Those words turned out to be even more accurate than I could have predicted. Last Saturday evening, my grandmother was admitted to the hospital after a fall caused a burst fracture in one of her vertebrae. She underwent…

Happy Venom-tine's Day!

Happy Venom-tine's Day everyone! Today has been a wonderful celebration of my favorite Marvel Comics symbiote. My celebration officially began early this morning with a cup of hot chocolate and a fantastic Venom story. Venom: Lethal Protector, by James R. Tuck, is a novelization of a comic book story originally released in six parts (created…

Why I Don't Celebrate Valentine's Day…

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that definitely makes its presence known. Heart-shaped boxes of candy and stuffed animals in various shades of pink have been highly visible on the grocery store shelves since the week after Christmas, many of your favorite treats have been given a…

I Work at a Public Library

I don't actually work at a public library, but I recently had the opportunity to read a book by a librarian named Gina Sheridan, which was called I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks. I Work at a Public Library is a collection of unusual library encounters with…

Comic Book vs. Movie – Snowpiercer

While my personal policy is to read books prior to seeing the movie adaptation, there are times when that isn't always possible. This often happens to me because a friend or family member invites me out to see a movie before I've had a chance to read (or finish reading) the book. But sometimes, I…

Very British Problems

If you have a Netflix or Amazon Prime account, chances are you've come across a television series called Very British Problems. The series, which had a run of two seasons, is based on a series of books written by Rob Temple. The first book in the series, Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward For Ourselves…