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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 [...]


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 [...]


After a very slumpy month of reading in June, it seems like my energy came back this month. Thanks to the Fourth of July weekend and a mini-readathon a couple weeks ago, I managed to finish seven books this month and, in an exciting twist, I even managed to review four of them, like an actual [...]


My June reading was slumpy, slumpy, slumpy. But as I started drafting this post, I realized that I shouldn't really be that surprised at a mid-year slowdown. I tend to read right around 100 books for the year, no matter what I do to try and read more or read less. At the end of May, I was [...]