Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage

The Review: This novel is the heartwarming story of a mother-daughter bond unlike any other... Just kidding. I originally requested this book because of the blurb in the PW announcement which compared it to THE BAD SEED: While I'm a bit of wimp when it comes to horror and thriller as a genre, "bad children" … Continue reading Book Review: BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage


February Wrap Up

Reading Life: Total books read this month: 6 (a low for me, but with good reason) Books read that had been on my TBR list for more than 10 years: 1 I read Anna Karenina this month-- finally. I cannot regret having put it off for so long because it resonated with me in such peculiar … Continue reading February Wrap Up

January Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Total books Read: 15 (!) Total books read for comfort and self-care because 2018 is feeling shockingly like 2017: 13 (the others were ARCs for review... and very good) Weirdest of the Month: The House at Mount Char  and Annihilation  were both head-scratchers for me. I loved the latter's views of marriage more than the … Continue reading January Wrap-Up

Review: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Review: Part memoir and part handbook, Ijeoma Oluo's new book is not just about talking: it's about action. Oluo addresses two distinct audiences: people of color and white people who hope to engage in dialogue about race. She makes it clear early on that her book is not some magic cure for white supremacy, … Continue reading Review: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

2017 Wrap Up

Reading Wrap-Up:   Nonfiction and Memoir: Total read: 23 Best of the year: Hunger by Roxane Gay, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Graphic Novels/Memoirs: Total read: 9 Best of the year: John Lewis's March trilogy and Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani SciFi/Fantasy Reads: Total read: 35 Best of the … Continue reading 2017 Wrap Up

Bookish Resolutions for the New Year

I'll be doing my end of the year wrap-up in a few days, but wanted to pass along my most recent essay as you're setting your reading goals for the New Year: I reached my goal of 125-- and surpassed it by almost another 30 (still a few days left in the year!) Would … Continue reading Bookish Resolutions for the New Year

November Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read: 10 Books read for 2017 so far:  144 Couldn't stop listening to the audiobook: Righteous by Joe Ide and a re-listen of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (and I haven't reread a book in years-- so glad I did.) Nonfiction topics explored: insect sex in Sex on Six Legs by Marlene Zuk and US history and … Continue reading November Wrap-Up

NaNoWriMo Check-In: Part II

Alright, friends. I'm back from my break with the internet and staying accountable with the goals I set, which were: Stay off of social media until Saturday this week: check Write 15,000 words of NaNo project from 11/16-11/24: almost, but not quite. broke the 12k mark and over 40k total on the novel! Grade 30 … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Check-In: Part II

NaNo Check-In

Hi from the NaNoWriMo/research paper grading trenches that I've got set up. Notice the empty glasses of egg nog and crumpled bags of Chex Mix. It's fall break for me this week, and I've set some goals. To keep accountable, I posted them on Twitter and will repeat them here. Stay off of social media … Continue reading NaNo Check-In

October Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 17* *(please note some of these were middle-grade and one of them was a graphic novel. Still, pretty happy about making to-read stack progress this month.) Scottish time-travel novels I finished reading that I have a lot of opinions on: 1 (if you want to hear them, I'd be more than happy … Continue reading October Wrap-Up