Nonfiction November: Diversity and Nonfiction

November 17, 2014 Communities

It feels like November is just flying by. I can’t believe it’s already the third week of the month. Next week will be Thanksgiving and the week after that it’s already December. Craziness. The host for week three of Nonfiction November is Rebecca (I’m Lost In Books), who suggested we look at a topic that […]

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Currently | The Week I Barely Got Through

November 16, 2014 Currently

Briefly | This week has been… a lot. Between work and the weather, it was one of those weeks I just feel lucky to have gotten through. Everything in my life is behind right now, so apologies for neglecting comments and missing out on most of the second week of Nonfiction November. I’m hoping this week will be better. […]

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‘Lives in Ruins’ and the Secret Worlds of Archaeologists

November 12, 2014 Book Review

The first archaeologist that comes to mind for me is Indiana Jones. The second is Amelia Peabody, the quirky Egyptologist made famous by author Elizabeth Peters. While there are some nuggets of truth about what it means to be an archaeologist in both of those pop culture portrayals, the real lives of the people who […]

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Nonfiction November: Become the Expert (on Football)

November 10, 2014 Communities

Hooray, it’s the second week of Nonfiction November! Your official host this week is Leslie (Regular Rumination), so make sure to link up your posts on her blog. Our topic this week is a repeat from last year and was probably my personal favorite week: Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert: Three ways to […]

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Currently | Winter is Coming

November 9, 2014 Currently

Time and Place | 9 a.m. at my desk Eating and Drinking |  Black tea and a donut (ok… two donuts) Reading | This week was really hectic, mostly because of work and election coverage. After I finished The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg, I had a hard time settling into my next read — especially when I only […]

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Nonfiction November Week 1 Wrap Up

November 7, 2014 Communities

Guys. Guys! We had 54 posts linked up for our first week of Nonfiction November. That is just so cool. I love that there are so many people jazzed about talking about nonfiction. Thank you! One of the common themes I saw among the posts is that people didn’t feel like they were reading enough nonfiction. […]

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Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? (And Other Pressing Questions)

November 5, 2014 Book Review

Last fall, I indulged my occasional soft spot for quirky young adult stories with Warm Bodies, a contemporary retelling of Romeo and Juliet via the love story between a zombie and a human. (SPOILER ALERT) Inexplicably, the love between human Julie and zombie R manages to reverse whatever virus caused the mass zombification in the first […]

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Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction

November 3, 2014 Communities

Welcome to the first week of Nonfiction November! I am excited to be your official host this week.  Throughout the month, my co-hosts and I will be reading and writing about nonfiction, and encouraging other readers to join us through a series of post topics and a couple of readalongs. Our topic this week asks you […]

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Currently | Halloween and Birthday Parties

November 2, 2014 Currently

Time and Place | Just time for a quick post today. It’s about 8:30 a.m. and I’m sitting at my dad’s computer at my parents’ house. I’m home this weekend for a training with a youth program I help out with and to celebrate my grandma’s birthday. Eating and Drinking |  Nothing yet, but we have spaghetti and […]

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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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