Category: reading

My Tome Topple Check In

My Tome Topple Check In

Tome Topple is officially over! Here’s a link to my original plan, but I can’t stick to a plan to save my life. I did manage to finish two tomes, just not my two original choices. I have posts written and scheduled to be published over the next couple of weeks, but wanted to gush over …

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August 2017 QuickLit Linkup

August 2017 QuickLit Linkup

Today marks the middle of August – and how did THAT happen?! This is one of those weird days when two of my favorite linkups happen at the same time… this post is for the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s monthly QuickLit link up, but you can see my Top Ten Tuesday post here. These last few …

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Top 10 Tuesday: Recommendations for Fans of The Walking Dead

Top 10 Tuesday: Recommendations for Fans of The Walking Dead

Happy Tuesday! The Broke and the Bookish took a short summer break, but they’re back with a new linkup! Today’s theme is Recommendations for ______. I recently read an excellent dystopic novel, and decided to go with Recommendations for Fans of The Walking Dead. But here’s the twist: there are NO zombies on this list …

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In Which Real Life Gets In The Way

In Which Real Life Gets In The Way

A co-worker recently asked me how I managed to read so much, which made me laugh out loud. I laughed because 1) I don’t read as much as many others or as much as I’d like; and 2) I currently have a room full of yellow jacket carcasses and a basement floor covered in laundry …

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July 2017 QuickLit

July 2017 QuickLit

Happy Saturday! I’m linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s QuickLit post again this month.  This monthly check in gives me an opportunity to share what I’ve been reading lately.  Check out the post and some of the other linkups – there are some great recommendations hiding there! What I’m Reading I’m listening to As Chimney …

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2017 Check In

2017 Check In

2017 is halfway over.  I’m not usually very oriented to time so I don’t know what year we’re in on any given day – I really have to think about it when I’m asked.  I don’t want to think very hard about what that means for my mental health, but I hope that it illustrates …

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Top 10 Tuesday – Top Books of 2017

Top 10 Tuesday – Top Books of 2017

Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish to share my Top 10 books of 2017.  I’m going to focus on the books that I’ve read so far this year and instead of ten books, I’m going to share my five favorites of the year. They are in the order that I read …

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The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

I guess summer is the perfect time for me to read book by Megan Miranda, because last summer’s read of All The Missing Girls set me up to have high expectations for this one — and it definitely held up its end of the bargain! The Perfect Stranger: A Novel tells the story of Leah Stevens, a …

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The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop

The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop

Oh my gosh you guys!  I finished a book!!  It’s happened so infrequently lately that this feels like a momentous occasion.  I just finished The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop: Seven Lessons to Inspire Great Writing by Danell Jones.  I’ve been coveting this one for a while and finally decided to just buy it.  I’m so glad …

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Another Writer to Devour – Sherman Alexie

Another Writer to Devour – Sherman Alexie

Errr.., you know what I mean.  Don’t devour the writer, only his work. On my way to work this morning, I heard Sherman Alexie being interviewed about his new book.  Full confession: I’ve never read anything by Sherman Alexie.  And – now this is embarrassing – because he has “Alex” in  his name, I was …

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