Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, or: Of Reading Lists and Weighty Matters

About My October TBR List Well, with November 2021 not that far away, it’s time to check how I am doing with my To Be Read list for October.  Unfortunately, Dear Reader, I haven’t made much of a dent on that TBR list. Of all the books I’ve started reading this fall – starting lastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, or: Of Reading Lists and Weighty Matters”

On Books: My TBR Pile Keeps On Growing, and Growing, and Growing

Hi, there, Dear Reader. If you’re a regular visitor to this space, you know that I’m an avid reader. It’s a trait that runs in my family, at least on my mom’s side; most of my relatives, including both of my grandparents, Mom, and even my half-sister Vicky are/were readers, and family legend has itContinue reading “On Books: My TBR Pile Keeps On Growing, and Growing, and Growing”

Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America (2020 hardcover, 2021 paperback) Written by: Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Publisher: Penguin Press (a division of Penguin Random House) Category: Domestic Politics Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 512 Publication Date: Hardcover: January 21, 2020; Paperback (Updated with New Reporting): February 23, 2021 “This taut and terrifyingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. Happy Humpday. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. As usual, it is hot, muggy, and cloudy outside. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (31˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 51%  and an east-southeasterly breeze of 9 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 103˚FContinue reading “On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 84˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 52% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 7 MPH, the heat index is 92˚F. Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms to move through our area,Continue reading “On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 12, 2021. It is, typically, a hot, muggy day on the Florida Gulf Coast. The current temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!”

Facing Unpleasant Facts: Trump, Fox News, and Fascism – Why You Should Read ‘I Alone Can Fix It’

Hello, Dear Reader. It is midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. It’s a typically hot, muggy midsummer’s day. The current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 5 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 105˚F (40˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Facing Unpleasant Facts: Trump, Fox News, and Fascism – Why You Should Read ‘I Alone Can Fix It’”

On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 9, 2021. It is a hot mid-summer’s day. The current temperature is 87˚F under sunny skies. With humidity at 79% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 3 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 98˚F. Today’s forecast calls forContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?”

Book Review: ‘I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year’

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year (2021) Written by: Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker Publisher: Penguin Press (a division of Penguin Random House) Category: Domestic Politics Format: Hardcover No. of Pages: 592 Publication Date: July 20, 2021 “Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible toContinue reading “Book Review: ‘I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year’”

Musings & Thoughts For Tuesday, August 3, 2021, or: Rainy Days Make Fine Reading Days (and Why I Think Donald Trump Stinks)

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Presently, it’s cooler than usual for an August day; the current temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 73% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts For Tuesday, August 3, 2021, or: Rainy Days Make Fine Reading Days (and Why I Think Donald Trump Stinks)”