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Last week, I shared a pretty epic-length posted that featured the nonfiction that caught my eye at BookExpo 2017 in New York. This week, I wanted to highlight some of the fiction that I got excited about at the conference. As you might expect, the pile of fiction I brought home is lot smaller than my pile [...]


Life moves fast, doesn't it? I feel like I just got home from BookExpo 2017 in New York City, but looking at my calendar I can see that it was almost two weeks ago -- I guess that's what traveling will do to you! BookExpo, for those who aren't familiar, is an annual conference for [...]


In real time, I've officially hit the halfway mark of my 100 Days of Books project over on Instagram! Fifty photos! Fifty little reviews! And fifty more to go before this wraps up on July 12. I'm still having a lot of fun with the project, although the next couple of weeks are definitely going to [...]


Books, books and more books! My 100 Days of Books project is still in full swing over on Instagram. I’m approaching the halfway mark – Day 50 is next Tuesday! – but I’m heading into what I anticipate is going to be the most difficult stretch. I have plans to be traveling for a good [...]


As of today, I'm about 31 days into my 100 Days of Books project. Posting a photo and short review of a book every day is definitely a challenge, but it's been really fun so far. I feel like I'm getting to think more creatively about my photos, and spend some time revisiting books I [...]


The Books I Read Since August

Welcome to 2017! Like many people, I am happy to be leaving the dumpster fire of 2016 behind and moving ahead to a new year which, I hope, will not be as terrible. I thought about just jumping back into blogging in the new year, but decided I didn’t want to move on to new [...]


So, the thing you are not supposed to do before you prepare for a major move is buy more stuff. But that doesn't apply to books, right? Right. Thanks, fellow book addicts, for supporting my delusional behavior. My first transgression was at our annual library book sale last week... I didn't try very hard to [...]


This weekend, the boyfriend and I are heading to my parent's cabin (soon to be retirement home) in northern Wisconsin for some family celebrations. Prepping for the first summer weekend at the lake always gets me thinking about what makes a good beach read. The kind of book that's good for a long, warm, boozy [...]


I was sure I'd be able to get a post up today with some of my highlights from the trip. But then I had to dig myself out of what felt like an incredibly deep email hole at work and cover a school board meeting that lasted until after 8:30 p.m. Suffice it to say, by [...]


The most surprising fact I learned about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg – aka Notorious RBG – this weekend is that her reputation as a fiery dissenter on the Court is a product of just the last 10 to 15 years of her tenure. For most of her storied career, RBG has been someone [...]