2018 End of the Year Book Survey

Inspired by Akilah’s End of Year Book Survey, I’m joining The Perpetual Pageturner’s annual event and looking back at my own year of reading. Number of books read: 401 (including picture books)Genre you read the most from: Picture Books and Graphic Novels Best Book You Read in 2018? I intentionally didn’t rank my 18 favorites…

18 Favorite Reads of 2018

2018 was a good year for reading. While I didn’t have as many “this is the BEST BOOK EVER” reading experiences as I sometimes do, I did like nearly everything I read. So there may not have been as many highs, but there weren’t that many lows either. With picture books included, I read over…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 12/31/18

On the blog: A post about What Worked for Me in 2018 A final #MustReadin2018 update And the usual assortment of haiku to round out my December challenge: townie deer, eagle on the prairie, bison carcass, disheveled Christmas tree, cats in wrapping paper, living bison. In reading: Judd Winick’s fourth graphic novel in the HiLo…

What Worked for Me in 2018

CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Tea Leaf Branch at Flickr.com Morning routine. I finally broke the habit of starting the day with the Internet and my devices. I instituted a new morning routine: at least thirty minutes of reading before I can pick up my phone or laptop. I read many more books this year, and I…

Year End Update: #MustReadin2018

Once again, I crowdsourced the list of books I included on my #MustReadin2018 list, selecting one title from the #MustRead list of each participant. I ended up with 22 books on my list. I pretty much never finish a reading challenge, so I didn’t read all 22 books on my list, but I did complete…

Slow Down for Deer: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #29

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. Driving in town yesterday, we had to stop for a procession of nearly two dozen deer to cross the road. these deer are towniessleeping under front porchesfeasting on flowers