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I have a wicked case of the gobbledybooks. Andi (Estella's Revenge) and Heather (Capricious Reader) came up with delightful phrase to to describe the phenomenon when you want to read all of the books and so read none at all. Whomp whomp. Since my marathon read of Spinster by Kate Bolick over the weekend, my reading has been [...]


I set two primary reading goals this year: read more diversely (which, for me, means prioritizing books by authors of color), and read the books on my shelves. The problem, I’ve discovered, is that my shelves don’t reflect the kind of diversity I’m hoping to consume now.  A good chunk of the books sitting on the [...]


I don’t know about you, but the new year seemed to really sneak up on me. All of a sudden it was the last week of December and and it was time for reflecting on the year and setting new goals for 2016. I was talking to one of my coworkers about this, and she [...]


My sister and I have been in London for a week and have been keeping ourselves busy. We’ve seen most of the major sites, walked all over the place checking out famous buildings, and visited several London bookstores. There’s a ton to write about – our visit to Warner Brothers studios for the "Making of [...]


Last week, Florinda (The 3R's Blog) shared her responses to a survey about reading habits -- not the kinds of books you like to read, but how you actually read them. I thought it was fun, so I'm taking the survey myself! 1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? I typically [...]


I have a new obsession: coloring books paired with audio books. I place most of the blame on Andi (Estella’s Revenge) and Heather (Capricious Reader), who have been sharing beautiful photos of their coloring book adventures on Instagram (Andi is here, Heather is here). I’m definitely not as talented as they are, but seeing their [...]


One of the books that’s stuck with me since I read it in in 2011 is Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project. It’s one of those pseudo self-help books, focusing on one woman’s journey to feel happier. Ideas she posited in the book seem to come back to me at random times – recently while doing [...]


Even when life gets stressful, I'm always grateful that I am a reader. Being a reader is a part of my identity, something that I do because it's a hobby and because I don't feel like myself when I haven't been reading. That got me thinking about some of my favorite things about being a [...]


Last week over at Book Riot, Andi (Estella's Revenge) wrote about her current genre kryptonite -- "novels built on brutality and personal struggle." I was struck by her post because, as I think about it, I am nearly the exact opposite. I don't look for happy fiction, but I seem to have a really hard time [...]


Happy Friday, friends! Today I am over a Book Journey, helping blog sit while my blogging friend Sheila is off on a cruise in Australia. Yep, I am as jealous as you are -- I'm sure it is a lot warmer where she is! So, head over there to chat about how Sheila and I [...]