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Recent-ish Book Reportfeatured

Let’s catch up on the book front. Around the end of 2016 and this year, I’ve been making even more of an effort to make time for reading every day. I moved the apps on my phone around so the Kindle app is ahead of Instagram and I’m trying to open that instead of Instagram Read more

What I Read (April 2016)

What I Read (April 2016)featured

April was a little slow on the reading front. I got Moby Dick back from the library, though, so I’m trying to finally finish that up now (yay…) and then I’m hoping things will pick up. The Martian Okay, why did it take me so long to read this? Put it this way: I’ve seen Apollo 13 Read more

Reading Round-Up

Reading Round-Upfeatured

I wasn’t going to write one of these reading round-ups until I finished Moby Dick, which I thought would have happened by now. I hit the renewal limit with about 300 pages to go, and had to return it to the library, after which I promptly requested it again — gotta love how I can Read more

Winter-ish Reading Round-Up

Winter-ish Reading Round-Upfeatured

It’s been awhile, huh? Between not wanting to throw up a post on Thanksgiving and then taking three weeks off from blogging over Christmas/New Year’s…well, luckily for you, I’ve still been carefully keeping track of all the books I’ve read over the past 2.5 months. Here goes… The New World I don’t know about this Read more

Your Mind Needs Marathons (Or, Why I’m Voluntarily Reading Moby Dick)

Your Mind Needs Marathons (Or, Why I’m Voluntarily Reading Moby Dick)featured

In college, I took a course called Existentialism in Literature. I mostly loved it, except when we had to read Nietzsche. I hated that. Actually, hate isn’t strong enough a word to describe this liberal humanist’s reaction to the vile filth that is Nietzsche and his philosophy. One of the most common pieces of advice people give to Read more

October Reading Round-Up

October Reading Round-Upfeatured

I read two books very quickly at the beginning of October…before finally, as I’ve been meaning to, diving back into Harry Potter. I keep half-heartedly telling myself to get some nonfiction back in there, but… The Cuckoo’s Calling I’m sure JK Rowling would’ve preferred that the true identity of Robert Galbraith remained a secret for Read more

September Reading Round-Up

September Reading Round-Upfeatured

This month’s reading was not nearly as prolific as I was expecting. It was good though! And it means I can be more long-winded than usual when talking about the one book I read. Bwahaha. All the Light We Cannot See Man. I don’t even know. This is basically all I read during September and it Read more

August Reading Round-Up

August Reading Round-Upfeatured

Reading was pretty damn good this month. I split my beach reading time between a couple books and some magazines and I’ve reached the point where I literally can’t calm my mind enough to fall asleep if I don’t read at least a few pages from a real book (my husband just loves this new Read more

June – July Reading Round-Up

June – July Reading Round-Upfeatured

I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve written one of these. Funny how two months can go by so fast and at the same time, the end of May seems like forever ago, right? Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination A few months ago I mentioned that I’m not usually one to Read more

What to Read, Vol. 1

What to Read, Vol. 1featured

For the first time ever, thanks to this blog, I have a complete record of all the books I’ve read over the past 12 months, from June 2014 – May 2015. In that time, I read 35 — just one short of the goal of 36, even though the fiction/biography/nonfiction mix was not quite there Read more