The 2015 TBR Challenge and Other Bookish Goals

January 1, 2015 Book List

Happy first day of 2015, friends and fellow readers! Over the last few years as a book blogger, I’ve realized that I am not very good at keeping book-related goals. I start the year with great intentions, but inevitably fall to the siren song of reading whatever the heck I want. I’m sure you’ve all […]

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A Look at 2014 in Bookish Stats

December 30, 2014 Monthly Review

I started book blogging in 2008. At the end of the year, I fell in love with posts where bloggers would break down their year in reading. Beginning in 2010, I started to keep detailed statistics about each book I read so I could look back on my year in reading that way too. I […]

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Favorite Nonfiction of 2014

December 23, 2014 Book List

Aside from pulling together my end of the year reading statistics, I think my favorite post of the year is this one, my favorite nonfiction reads of the year. It’s so satisfying to scroll back through all of the books I read this year and think about which ones I loved most, and which ones […]

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Currently | The Shortest Day of the Year

December 21, 2014 Currently

Briefly | It has been an eventful week! A new restaurant opened in town (this is a huge deal for a town our size), work was very stressful, and we had a plumbing issue in our basement. Our landlord is coming to look at it again today… hopefully it’s an easy fix. Time and Place | […]

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Favorite Fiction of 2014

December 17, 2014 Book List

Although the end of 2014 is still a couple of weeks away, I like to get my end of the year book lists written and posted before the holidays — by the time I get back from Christmas travel, I’m so busy thinking about the new year that it’s hard to get myself to go […]

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Currently | Catching Up

December 14, 2014 Currently

Briefly | I missed checking in the last two Sundays because I was at my parents house — first for Thanksgiving, then for a volunteering event and my mom’s annual Christmas party. I thought about blogging from the road, but figured I could just catch up when I get back. Consider this three weeks of […]

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#AMonthofFaves: My Backlist TV Binges

December 11, 2014 Personal

A Month of Favorites is a December-long celebration hosted by Andi (Estella’s Revenge), Tanya (Girl XOXO) and T (Traveling with T) to highlight the best bookish and non-bookish experiences throughout the year. I haven’t really been participating up until now, but the topic today — open for five favorite of anything — was too tempting […]

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Looking at ‘What Stays in Vegas’ and Your Personal Data

December 9, 2014 Book Review

In addition to writing about books here at the blog, I’m also lucky enough to do some freelance reviewing. Most of it is for The Cap Times, a weekly news site in Madison, Wisconsin. I interned at the paper when I was in grad school and continued to do some writing about books when I lived […]

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Reviewletts: ‘Station Eleven’ and ‘The Paying Guests’

December 4, 2014 Book Review

One of the unexpected benefits of slowing down my blogging pace this year is that I’ve only been reviewing books that I really feel compelled to talk about. Today I’ve got two books that I want to shout about from the rooftops and that, I’m almost certain, will make my favorite fiction of the year […]

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November 2014 Reading Wrap Up and a Look to December

December 2, 2014 Monthly Review

I know that pretty much everyone says this, but seriously, how can it be December already? I honestly can’t account for where the time has gone, although I feel like it’s been a generally good year. But December? Seriously? I can’t get my head around it. November was a busy month, with work, with life, […]

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