Currently | We’re Packing…

July 27, 2014 Currently

Time and Place // 9:50 a.m., for the last time at my desk in our current house. One week from today we’ll be in our new place! Eating and Drinking // Blueberry Greek yogurt and blood orange cinnamon black tea Reading // I spent most of this week reading How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor (Sept. 30 from […]

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Reviewletts: Immigration and Murder, the CIA and Spies

July 22, 2014 Book Review

I have a shelf on my desk where I keep books that I’ve finished but haven’t reviewed. There are several books that have been sitting there for a month or more that I keep meaning to review… and then can’t find much to say about despite having generally good feelings about them. In the spirit […]

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Currently | We’re Moving!

July 20, 2014 Currently

Briefly // The boyfriend and I are moving! We signed a lease on a new rental house last weekend and are gearing up to move into the new place on August 2. It’s quick, trust me, I know. I’m not sure what that is going to mean for the blog over the next month or so, […]

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Nonfiction Recommendation Engine: Bananas and Presidents

July 17, 2014 Nonfiction Recommendation Engine

The Nonfiction Recommendation Engine is a semi-regular feature in which I offer personalized book recommendations based answers to a short list of questions. My real hope with the series is that other readers will jump in with recommendations in the comments, making each post a great resource for nonfiction reads.  One of my friends from high […]

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Thoughts on Two Trilogies I Loved Reading

July 15, 2014 Book Review

This set of mini-reviews is a little different that others — I’m going to talk about two recently-completed trilogies that I’ve enjoyed since the first books came out. The first is a YA fantasy series where the magical elite, the Grisha, manipulate matter down to the very atom to summon and mold the basic elements in […]

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Currently | Festival Weekend

July 13, 2014 Currently

Briefly // Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes on last week’s Currently post. I had a nice day off on Monday and a generally chill day on my actual birthday, Tuesday. Twenty eight is gearing up to be a good year. Time and Place // About 8:45 a.m. at my desk. This weekend is our […]

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Giveaway: ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ by Katy Butler

July 11, 2014 News and Notes

On Wednesday, I shared a post with three books on the business of death. After the post went up, Katy Butler, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door, contacted me about doing a giveaway of the book here at the blog. I loved the book (here’s my review from last September) and think the book should get […]

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Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Bring Out Your Dead!

July 9, 2014 Book Review

This post originally appeared on Book Riot. In “Buy, Borrow, Bypass,” Book Riot contributors give brief reviews of their recent reads and advise whether you should buy, borrow, or bypass them. I’ve always had a bit of a dark streak in my reading life. I love a good true crime story and often pick up memoirs […]

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Currently | The Last Day I’m 27

July 7, 2014 Currently

Time and Place // About 9 a.m. at my desk at home. The company I work for gives employees an extra day off for their birthday each year. Mine is technically tomorrow, but I decided to take my vacation day so I can recover from vacation for the Fourth of July. I have an exciting […]

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Books for My Beach Bag: Summer 2014 Edition

July 3, 2014 Musings

Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Every year that I can, I join my family and a ton of friends up my my parents’ cabin in northwestern Wisconsin for a long weekend of relaxing by the lake. Since it’s right before my birthday, it’s always felt like a special weekend […]

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