Top 10 Things on My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. First on my list is a book I will love as much as Uprooted, The Sorcerer and the Crown, and Ancillary Justice. They’re all fantasy/sci-fi but otherwise fairly different books. They’re alike, however, in being books that I never wanted to end.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/8/17

My semester is finished, which means it’s time for the #bookaday challenge. (The link will take you to the announcement for last year’s challenge. College summer break starts early–which means more books for me!). I missed my Monday reading post last week, so this post attempts to catch up briefly on two weeks of reading. I was…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/24/17

I almost didn’t post this week because I’m nearly-but-not-quite finished with several novels and memoirs. There isn’t much to share. But blogging routine is important, and I did read a handful of picture books. Luke’s Way of Looking is a smart and superbly illustrated story about an artistic boy who simply doesn’t see the world…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/17/17

  I shouldn’t have loved this book. It contains two of my fiction pet peeves. First, there are so many tragic events: so much bad has never happened to one child within such a short timespan, except in a Chris Crutcher novel. Second, it downplays the debilitating effects of trauma. Our main character, Ben, has…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/10/17

On the blog: My #MustReadin2017 update A slice about marathoning Gilmore Girls with my son In reading: My favorite book of the week was Sandra Merkle’s nonfiction picture book, The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards. The photos are absolutely gorgeous, and there is so much interesting information. I told my husband he had…

#MustReadin2017 Spring Update

I love making #MustRead lists, but I’ll be honest: that’s usually where it ends for me. If I manage to read three or four titles on the list, that’s a very successful reading experience for me. There’s something about putting a book on a list and deciding to read it that makes me lose interest…

Stars Hollow: Slice of Life #sol17

We have taken up residency in Stars Hollow. I leave my house expecting to walk across the town square, maybe take my coffee to sit in the gazebo. I will no doubt run into Kirk, who will have some harebrained new scheme and miss all my social cues. Luke’s Diner, Taylor’s Soda Shoppe, Mrs. Kim’s…