Author: Shannon McDonough

Reading, Listening, Watching: November 2018


The Witch Elm, by Tana French (2018) I don’t usually read mystery novels, but had heard the New York Times Book Review podcast interview with Tana French, the author of The Dublin Murder Squad series (which I haven’t yet read), and it was Halloween, so I decided to give this book a try. I won’t include any spoilers, but if you are into intrigue, Ireland, art, media, and trust issues, you will like this book.┬áIf […]

Going backward(s) to move forward

Lifestyle / Tech

I recently transferred phone service on my Android smartphone to a Nokia feature phone a.k.a. a “dumbphone.” It is cute, but texting is painful. So much so that I have purchased a second, uglier, slideout keyboard model. Yes, those still exist. I never had one when they were de rigueur, likely because they were mostly favored by teenagers at the time. Travel will definitely be a challenge, but a stand-alone GPS and using my old […]