Notice Anything Different?

....Not much,'s only a complete blog redesign! ^_^

Chic and Sassy Designs

Thanks to the wonderful, talented and absolutely fabulous Zoe of Chic and Sassy Designs (thank you, thank you, thank you, Zoe!), this blog is now a more accurate reflection of the blogger behind it. I'm excited about the new look, and I very much look forward to bringing content awesome enough to match its appearance.

A little about the design...
Do you recognize the skyline in the background? I'll give you a's known for its fog, perennial Springtime weather, cable cars, open-mindedness, and sour dough bread. ^_^ Having been raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have very much felt like it's ingrained in who I am, and I carry the Bay with me everywhere I go.

The "P&P" on the book is for the wonderful Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice. It's got so many of those delightfully romantic and fairy-tale-like elements....and it remains one of my favorite books (the other is Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game).

One of my favorite places to read is in the park. It's got it all...other park-goers (for the optional people-watching, naturally ^_^), greenery, and relative quiet. Under a nice shady tree on a warm n' sunny day, reading can be a dream.

You'll notice that so many of the books featured and reviewed here at MNtR are in genre fiction (with some humorous non-fiction thrown in for good measure). What would the world be like without werewolves, cowboys, fairies, passionate interludes by Regency-period gentlepeople, or quirky, hapless heroines? Not a very fun world, that's for sure.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy the new look! Ya'll come back now, y'hear???


  1. Ow I got really confused :D It looks great! Really different and really great

  2. Wow! It looks awesome!<3 Great job!

  3. Awesome. I really like it hon! Congrats!

    And good work, Zoe.

  4. Oh I am in love!! It is so neat looking but still so eyecatching and pretty! I'm from the Bay Area too and I absolutely love your heading! :)

  5. Ohhh it's so pretty. And P&P is one of my favorite book too ;)

  6. Yay! Thank ye!!!!

    @Blodeuedd - It still causes a nano-second of hesitation for me, too. Like "omg where'd my blog g--oh, yeah." lol

    @Deea - Thanks! I like it lots. ^__^

    @Susi - Thank ye! Zoe takes all the half-baked descriptions given to her and makes delicious treats out of them! She's fab.

    @Jillian - Woo hoo! Bay all the way! Doesn't it bring a smile to the heart to see home?

    @pattepoilue - Rock on! The book and the A&E mini-series production (with the ever-delicious Colin Firth) are pure heaven. Always it's re-readable/re-watchable.


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