• Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood quit production in the mid to late 70s while he focused on television for older audiences.  It started up again in the 80s.  This means that the whole time I was watching, it was in reruns.  I feel sort of tricked by this.
      • He swam every morning.  They made a point of saying that he chose to go to one of a few men-only swim times at his gym.  I wondered why until they mentioned that he liked to swim in a cap and goggles only.  I didn’t need to consider that much of Mr. Rogers.  But really, if you are swimming nude in public why the cap?  And why are you swimming nude in a public place?  Why are men so nasty?













  • This is the most adorable middle grade book ever and you have to read it.
  • I’m a Twitter follower of the author based on her webcomic Digger, which is about a wombat who got lost and ended up involved in the affairs of gods which is really just too much for your average wombat.
  • There needs to be more wombat literature.
  • This is the only other book I have read by her even though I have others under other pen names.  Now I really need to read those because this was delightful.
  • I’m going to quit gushing now and go write a real review so look for that next week.
  • Read this book.








  • This is a complicated book for me.  There are passages that I want to force everyone to read and then I get frustrated by some of the choices that she makes that are different from what I would do.
  • I wish I was reading the ebook version instead of a library book so it was easier to highlight passages and copy them. 
  • I was hoping this would slide into place along Dance of the Dissident Daughter in my mind as wonderful books about women questioning conservative Christianity.  It isn’t quite there.  

3 Replies to “Thoughts While Reading”

  1. Maybe it’s like going outside to pee instead of to the bathroom even though the bathroom may be closer LOL

  2. You’re the second person who has recommended Castle Hangnail, so I put it on hold.

    Guys used to swim without clothes all the time — the YMCA actually had a rule that they *couldn’t* wear trunks, which is the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard. Mr. Rogers probably grew up with that being the normal way to swim. Still, WHY.

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