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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 [...]


Although Book Expo America is a lot about books, for me (as an only slightly-connected publishing industry person) it's also a chance to see many of my bookish friends. Book bloggers really are my tribe, so seeing them is always a highlight of the trip. In generally chronological order, here are some highlights of the conference [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]