August 2014 Reading Wrap-Up and a Look to September

August 29, 2014 Monthly Review

In terms of reading (and let’s be honest, blogging), August was pretty much a bust. After reading a ton in July, I just didn’t have the mental space for many books this month. And you know what? I’m entirely ok with that. Reading goes in cycles and you just have to go with the flow […]

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Assorted Thoughts on Getting into Comic Books

August 27, 2014 Musings

I am just getting into reading more comic books, and I know I have ComiXology to thank for it. ComiXology is a “cloud-based digital comics platform” that I use to buy and read digital comics. I first started using ComiXology in April when the first three trade editions of Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona […]

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Currently | Watching More Than Reading

August 24, 2014 Currently

Time and Place // 8:30 a.m. in my living room Eating and Drinking // I decided to officially start on my first attempt at a Whole30 this morning, so breakfast was two eggs, fruit, coconut flakes and water. I need to go some meal planning today. Reading // I’ve had a slow reading week. I […]

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Have a Listen: ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Detroit’

August 19, 2014 Book Review

This weekend, a friend asked me for a recommendation for a happy book. As I thought through the nonfiction I’ve read recently, I realized that most of it has been kind of depressing. But that’s one of the reasons I love good nonfiction — authors often tackle stories that are hard to read but need to be told. […]

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Currently | A Weekend at Home

August 17, 2014 Currently

Time and Place // 9:30 a.m. at my desk in my office (an actual separate room) in our new house. Last weekend, I was in the Twin Cities to cheer on my friend Erin in a half marathon. Then on Wednesday, I had to drive to the Cities again for a training. I put a lot […]

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Books I Bought in August (So Far)

August 13, 2014 Musings

I was really good about not buying more books in the month or so up to our move at the beginning of the month… but then I sort of lost my mind and bought a ton of new books. In my defense, I got to visit three different bookstores when I was in the Twin […]

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8 Tips for Moving When You Have a Ton of Books

August 6, 2014 Musings

This post originally appeared on Book Riot. I wrote it as I was preparing to move and, now that I’m nearing the end of the unpacking phase, I can tell you that the tip about reusable grocery bags (included in #3) is the best one in the bunch. Being a mobile book hoarder can be a challenge. […]

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Currently | Settling In

August 3, 2014 Currently

Currently, I’m sitting on my couch, looking at my partially-arranged living room, imagining how I’m going to arrange all of my books around the tv. Yesterday was our big move day, which went amazingly smoothly thanks to the generosity of family and friends. The house is still a disaster, but it’s quiet and cool and […]

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July 2014 Reading Wrap-Up and Look to August

July 31, 2014 Monthly Review

Whew, I can’t believe July is over. It feels like a crazy busy month, what with my birthday and traveling and signing a lease on a new rental house. I’m still sort of shaking my head and wondering how it went by so quickly. With all of that, I still managed to finish a ton […]

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On Liking, Not Loving, ‘Bad Feminist’

July 29, 2014 Book Review

I want to get on the bandwagon of people who have loved Roxane Gay’s debut essay collection, Bad Feminist (Aug. 5 from Harper Perennial), so bad that I’ve been tossing and turning my lukewarm reaction to the book around in my head for a couple of weeks, trying to figure out what I might be […]

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