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Things have changed a lot for me the last couple of years. I am busier, work more, and generally, have less time for my personal hobbies and interests. I still have many interests and with them continuing goals to exercise more, be grateful, spend time with those I care about, etc. I bake and cook a lot these days, but I do not post about it here on this blog. These goals and other more…

Having knit almost 30 pairs of socks in the last ten years, I had never actually knit a pair of socks for a man. My father didn't really want a pair and his wearing of the knit hat has been sporadic at best. Other than him, there was no man in my life to knit socks for until recently. This was the Christmas present I gave my partner. He selected the yarn in a wonderful…

When I told someone I had finished a young adult sci-fi book, they asked me what I was doing reading young adult books. I find that the young adult demographic novels has had a good range of dystopian and sci-fi novels. It also made me think about how when I was a young adult or teenager, the young adult genre hadn't really ballooned the way it has in the last ten years. This was before…

I found this book when searching for books about sourdough a few months ago. I looked at the reviews and realized that this was the same author as Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. I did like that book and remember certain unique passages in it even though I don't remember all the plot details well. This was a very enjoyable read and it was fast. I would have finished it one sitting easily too. This…

Growing up and up til about five or so years ago, I would rarely dump books. I was often dedicated to finishing series and even slow nonfiction books. As I have gotten older and busier, I have less time nowadays to read and enjoy a book. As a result, I am more discerning when I read and if I try to read a book and it's not engaging me or if I feel it's not…