Friday, January 19, 2018

When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job?: Parenting and the Creative Muse by Richy K. Chandler - Book Review

35232850When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job?: Parenting and the Creative Muse by Richy K. Chandler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published November 21st 2017 by Singing Dragon

"Drawing pictures all day. Nice work if you can get it, eh? I suppose you haven't had so much time to focus on a proper career..."


This witty, insightful graphic novel explores the challenges faced by artists in today's society, through the life of a comics creator named Tariq. Creative block is the least of Tariq's worries, as he struggles to be a `good enough' father while pursuing a career that is underpaid and underappreciated. Swapping notes with other parents in creative professions, and driven by his artistic muse, Tariq maps out a plan for making his art and his other responsibilities work together in harmony - most of the time.

Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman - Book Review

35757320Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
February 1st 2018 by Capstone Press

The gripping story of four female African-American mathematicians who literally made it possible to launch US rockets--and astronauts--into space. Tells the thrilling tale of how each woman contributed, the struggles and resistance each experienced, and the amazing results. Consultants currently work for NASA.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

30 Song Challenge: Song That Reminds You of the Past Summer

This, like most challenges like it, is technically suppose to be a 30 day challenge but I've decided to make it weekly because; sadly, I'll only be blogging for 13 more weeks (not counting the final blogoversary week).


Song 13: Song That Reminds You of the Past Summer

Sadly, unlike the summer of 2016 where I went to Spain and Paris, saw The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl and had a handful of other things worth remembering, nothing happened in 2017. And not just the summer, the entire year was a dud.


So the one thing I've chosen to remember: Going to see Wonder Woman.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

5 Bookish Resolutions/Goals

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


I got kind of sad reading last week's final post over at The Broke and Bookish; mainly because that'll be me in 3 months; but also because it won't be, because we had very different experiences blogging.
More on that in three months, though.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter's Respite Readathon Week 2 Update

Pages Read: 810
Books Finished: 3

Still telling myself I need to start using other methods for these updates. Mainly when I see other participants doing so on the Facebook group. Maybe I just need to keep doing it this way and then force myself to adjust when I no longer have the blog to turn to. (I keep saying I'll start doing things differently once I say my goodbyes, but will I really?)