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Monthly Review

Did January feel like the longest month ever? Between the snow and the dark and the cold, it just felt like the calendar would never turn over. And yet it did, and now we’re in February. Whew. January was an interesting reading month. Other than a little planning for my first two books of the [...]


My 10 Favorite Books of 2017

It’s the last day of the year, and I want to share some of my favorite books from 2017! Despite my reading coming at a slower pace than in the past, I feel pretty satisfied with all of the books I’ve read over the last 12 months. I finished 78 books, which amounts to 22,928 [...]


And it's December! Just like that, 2017 is coming to a close and we're starting to look to 2018. For me, this year has really been a prime example of the idea that the days are long, but the years are short. November was an especially busy month for me. I just looked at my [...]


Whew, October. It was a big, busy month that seemed like it flew past me with great speed. Thinking about Nonfiction November must have gotten me excited, because a good chunk of my reading this month was already nonfiction. I kicked off October with three great true stories, and managed to finish plenty during the Readathon [...]


Whoops, I did not mean to let the blog go silent through the month of September... and yet here we are, the beginning of October without much to show for the last month. My job search is in full swing, including a couple of interviews, but so far nothing has been quite the right fit. On [...]


I feel like I say this every month but... can August really be over? Can we really be moving into the fall, with back to school and turning leaves and pumpkin spice everything? It feels like the summer flew by, and I wasn't even that busy. One of the (many) strange things about unemployment is [...]


Can it really be August already? That is bananas. Anyway... on to the books! Thanks to the awesome 24in48 Readathon earlier this month, I managed to finish eight entire books in July. It seems weird that I'm not reading more, given that I'm not working right now, but I suppose there's only so much time a person [...]


Another month is in the books, so I've got another look back at the books I managed to finish. I hope people like these posts, because I like writing them. And it's nice to have a way to look back on my reading in more detail as time passes. Overall, my June reading was a little [...]


Unsurprisingly, being unemployed since the end of March has been really great for my reading life. I've read more in each of the last couple of months than I did through all of January, February and March, which feels amazing! I mean, the whole not working thing isn't really sustainable in the long term, but [...]


Since this is, allegedly, a book blog, I figured I better get back around to talking about books at some point. My reading pace over the last six months has been positively glacial, which meant monthly reading wrap ups didn’t seem to make much sense. But updates once every couple of months or once a [...]