October 2014 Reading Wrap Up and a Look to November

October 30, 2014 Monthly Review

Who has two thumbs and fell of the blogging bandwagon this week? That’s right, this girl! Work and life got in the way in a pretty significant way, but that’s just the way it is. No sense dwelling on the disappointing — let’s look at my October reading, which was anything but disappointing (transitions!). Thanks […]

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Currently | Gone Girl and Underground Girls

October 26, 2014 Currently

Time and Place | 8:20 at my desk Eating and Drinking |  Blood Orange Cranberry Black Tea and Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Speculoos Cookie Butter Cups. Real breakfast is coming soon, I promise. Reading | After last weekend’s Readathon, I had a little bit of trouble settling into a book. But then The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg […]

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A (Possible) Nonfiction November Reading List

October 24, 2014 Book List

Inspired by an article by Anne Boyd Rioux about gender equity in nonfiction, Shannon (River City Reading) recently made it one of her goals to read more nonfiction by women. Rioux’s article, in written in response to the overwhelmingly white and overwhelmingly male, includes these really frustrating facts: A recent study in Mayborn also showed […]

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Nonfiction November: Join Us for a Readalong (or Two)!

October 22, 2014 Communities

One of my big goals for this year’s Nonfiction November — a month-long celebration of great nonfiction I’m co-hosting with Leslie (Regular Rumination), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rebecca (I’m Lost In Books) — was to find a way for people who are not bloggers to participate. I love the discussion posts, but I think that format can be difficult […]

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‘Without You, There Is No Us’ Brings Stories from Inside North Korea

October 21, 2014 Book Review

I love to read books that take me to places I will never get to see, or help illuminate cultures that, without an engaging guide, I will never have a chance to understand. One of my favorite books from 2013 that did just that was Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy, a look at lives of […]

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Currently | Rejuvenated by Reading

October 19, 2014 Currently

Time and Place | Just after 1 p.m. on my couch with the Vikings game on the background. I’ve been awake for awhile, but spent the morning chilling out with Gilmore Girls. Eating and Drinking | I’ve got lots of Readathon snacks left for today — gummi bears, peanut butter cups, and cheese rice cakes. Yum. Reading | There was […]

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Happy Fall 2014 Readathon!

October 18, 2014 Readathon

Whee! Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is finally here! I have seriously been looking forward to this day all week. Work has been a little insane and I could really use a day devoted (almost) entirely to reading. I’ll be doing most of my Readathon updates on Twitter (@kimthedork) and Instagram (kimthedork). I’m also planning to update this post with […]

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The Readathon is Coming!

October 16, 2014 Readathon

The Readathon is coming! This Saturday, October 18 is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, one of my favorite book nerd days of the year. While I love the spring Readathon, I think the fall Readathon is my favorite — fall always feels like the right time to cuddle in and spend the day with books. I’ll have […]

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The Lost Story of ‘The Lost Tribe of Coney Island’

October 13, 2014 Book Review

American history is full of grand moments, terrible moments and what were they thinking moments. The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice is about one of those strange moments in history made even more bizarre by of the actions of carnival huckster who turned out to be a bigamist and a criminal. From the book […]

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Currently | Football Games and Gilmore Girls

October 12, 2014 Currently

Time and Place | 12:15 p.m. on my couch with my laptop and the Vikings game Eating and Drinking |  Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups — I need to find some real lunch soon. Reading | I didn’t have nearly enough reading time this week, but when I did grab a book I picked up The Lost Tribe […]

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