Past my bedtime

It’s past my bedtime, and although I’m not actually sleepy yet, I am tired. But I couldn’t turn in without showing up on the page, so here I am.

I’m doing a quick stream of consciousness post to be accountable to myself.

It’s the end of the semester so I’m waist deep in grading. A couple more days and I’ll be able to focus on other pursuits.

I haven’t written about Beyonce’s Lemonade or Prince’s passing, but I hear daily reminders of both. There are lots of theories about how/why Prince passed away, but whatever the reason, it’s a great loss.

Mother’s Day is around the corner. I don’t usually  keep up with it, but being a stepmom puts it more on my radar than in years past. My mother died shortly after Mother’s Day years ago. And even though Mother’s Day doesn’t make me miss her, May, in general, does. Sometimes I post photos and/or old blog posts. Sometimes I just think about her. I don’t have any plans, so I’m not sure what I’ll do this year.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, this Sunday we’re going to see Captain America: Civil War. Although I know what side I’m “supposed” to be on, I’m not very much up on the rivalry. I think it’ll be a fun time.

Writing about hero movies just made me think of Batman vs. Superman. It was a bad movie, but I did enjoy Wonder Woman’s introduction. Also, her dress was badass. Want. Can’t wait for the movie.



What are your must-reads?

The ladies of Whiskey, Wine and Moonshine have books on the brain. We may share some of our recent convos on an upcoming podcast. In the meantime, I want to know your thoughts about books. For all questions, you can choose more than one.

  • Who is your favorite author?
  • What’s your favorite children’s book?
  • What’s your favorite book? What makes it special?
  • What book did you read that you wish you’d encountered earlier in life? How did you come to read it?
  • What book would you recommend to someone? What makes it worthy?
  • What notable book did you try reading, but abandoned?
  • What book is on your “to read” list?
  • Complete the following sentence: {Insert name of book} should be required reading for {insert individual or group} because (insert reason}.

It’s probably not fair of me to ask these questions without sharing some of the answers, and I may reveal my thoughts in a future post.  For now I want to hear from you! The floor is yours…