Tuesday, April 2, 2024

5 Songs from 2023

Well Q1 was a doozy, so I have finally gotten around to compiling my 5 favorite songs from 2023! Here are my 5 favorites, only 3 months late:

  • "Honey," by Samia - You should listen to the whole album, but this was the gateway song!
  • "Sinner," by The Last Dinner Party - From what I understand the dinner party was pretty wild.
  • "Modern Girl," by Bleachers - I have already completed burned myself out on this song, but it was my top 1 for several weeks. Real Bruce Springsteen vibes.
  • "103," by The Kills - Yes, very awesome.
  • "My Kink Is Karma," by Chappell Roan - Dang her album is great and I am sad that her show in Boulder is sold out. Don't be like me folks.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons - Ben Folds

 I have basically always loved Ben Folds' music, and he has a ton of it, so it seemed only right to give his book a read. Ben seems like the kind of person who keeps making the same mistakes over and over again, and if your his family or friend you love him but kind of cringe to see him doing the same thing again. Overall it was good. I would have liked to hear more about some of the specific songs and albums. For example, Reinhold Messner which I consider to be one of his best albums, was like a throwaway paragraph in the book!


Monday, April 3, 2023

The Cabinet - Un-su Kim

 This one took me forever to finish, I just couldn't get engaged...


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

The Maze at Windermere - Gregory Blake Smith

Took me about a third of the way through to get into it, and I read it entirely on my phone! (I started it while I was walking around the house a lot with Rory, then a baby, and finished when he was almost 2!) But eventually I liked it a like. 5 or so different stories in different time periods. Each interesting in their own right. Better together.


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Easy Korean Reading For Beginners - TalkToMeInKorean

 Not at all like the others, but since this is the first Korean book I read cover to cover, I am adding it!


Saturday, November 26, 2022

This Is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

 I read this in the slowest way possible, I probably could have read it in a few days but it took me months. Enjoyed it overall but a few times I got tired of the letters back and forth...


Sunday, October 2, 2022

My Italian Bulldozer - Alexander McCall Smith

 One of the reviews on the back of the book called this a 'gentle book,' and I have to agree. It's slow paced, and very little happens, but still enjoyable to read. When I bought it, I said, I wanted a dumb vacation book, and this hit the spot.