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

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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

Southern-Set Book Pairings to Try

It's funny how books end up accidentally being in conversation with one another, just because you happened to pick them at the right time. Those accidental connections and conversations between texts are some of my favorite things about reading, so I have a few suggestions for book pairings if you're stuck in a reading rut. … Continue reading Southern-Set Book Pairings to Try

August Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 15 ARCs: 4 Audiobooks: 6 Books I read this Month that I can't stop recommending: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Best of the Month, which I also highly recommend: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin-(I can't believe this trilogy is over!) and And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini … Continue reading August Wrap-Up

Book Review: ARTEMIS by Andy Weir

The Review: I nearly bailed on this one-- but am glad I didn't. Like many readers, I was blown away by THE MARTIAN. With such a huge breakout book, a second book has high expectations. What this book isn't: like THE MARTIAN in theme or character What this book is: a rouge-ish caper for the … Continue reading Book Review: ARTEMIS by Andy Weir

My Nine Most Reread Books for #BookLoversDay

I'm a firm believer in rereading. Right now, in fact, I'm rereading the tail end of the Harry Potter series as a final sendoff for the summer. Here's a list of my most reread books: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  My father still can recite this book to me, word by word. … Continue reading My Nine Most Reread Books for #BookLoversDay

July Wrap-Up

Reading and Writing Life Number of books read this month:  11 Number of books read this year: 90 Best of the Month: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Number of books bought this month: redacted for embarrassment reasons I have little self-control where my books are concerned I'm reading … Continue reading July Wrap-Up

Library Book Sale Love

Stopped by a library book sale recently and picked up too many  just enough new books. The money all goes to the library, right, so it's half good deed and half "I need to get rid of some old books  build more bookshelves" fervor. (I'm officially done with strike through for this post, so don't fear.) Walking … Continue reading Library Book Sale Love

June Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 16 ARCs: 5 Books by women: 10 Books read for the first time for "classics month" in one book club: The Cherry Orchard, Of Mice and Men Books read with multiple POVs for another book club for this month: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi, When the Moon was Ours  by Anna-Marie Lemore, Idaho by Emily Ruskovich, Spoonbenders  by … Continue reading June Wrap-Up