Chapter 24 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ♠♠♠♠

One of my friends had begged me for months to read this and I am glad I finally did. I had already seen the movie and was worried I would find the book boring but I so didn't. What an imaginative read. If you don't know what sarcasm is, read this book. I can't think… Continue reading Chapter 24 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ♠♠♠♠

Chapter 23 – Eligible ♠♠♠ and 1/2♠

Book of the Month read. Perfect for a lazy day sunbathing. Guys, this is the right book to read laying out in the sun or relaxing poolside. It's a fun and light-hearted retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Modernizing, old England is no easy feat but Curtis Sittenfeld accomplishes just that by incorporating fads that our society… Continue reading Chapter 23 – Eligible ♠♠♠ and 1/2♠

Chapter 22 – Mr. Mercedes ♠♠♠♠

Solid series. Book 3 though ..... This was different. And good! King has yet to disappoint me. By now, I've read all three novels and while #3 is my favorite (very King), I truly enjoyed this one as well. Turns out, King can write murder mysteries as he has a knack for twists and turns… Continue reading Chapter 22 – Mr. Mercedes ♠♠♠♠

Chapter 21 – The Gunslinger ♠♠♠♠♠

I loved this one so much! Inception meets Interstellar! Stephen King is a genius. I've said this before and I am saying it again. By now, I read a few of his books and really enjoyed each one for different reasons but this one is just special. It combines my obsession with his writing with… Continue reading Chapter 21 – The Gunslinger ♠♠♠♠♠

POPSUGAR for the win!

This is going to be a post of self-gloating!   I FINISHED THE READING CHALLENGE AND I FEEL SO DAMN ACCOMPLISHED. ... 'nuff said....   This was my first reading challenge. I had all but given up on reading fiction throughout grad school and when I finished my Ph.D. I vowed to fix that stat!… Continue reading POPSUGAR for the win!

Quick popsugar update

Guys, I made a ton of progress on fulfilling the categories (only 3 left), and honestly, there's only one at this point that I am still struggling with. The dreaded self-help book one. I tried reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and while it was interesting I just didn't make enough progress… Continue reading Quick popsugar update

Wrap-up post for Dewey’s 24 fall readathon

So this happened. My hour nap turned into a full-on several hour sleep. I didn't hear the alarm. Technically, the readathon started at 7 am yesterday and ended at 7 am today. I didn't start until 10:30 am yesterday though, so in full disclosure I read until 10:30 am this morning. Thus technically, I missed… Continue reading Wrap-up post for Dewey’s 24 fall readathon

Brief before-nap-update

We are now well into hour 19 of the readathon. I made some progress with The Round House but found myself lacking focus to truly appreciate the story. Good thing, I have plenty of books to choose from, specifically having added some quicker and lighter reads for just this situation. So with the help of my… Continue reading Brief before-nap-update

Mid-event survey

I am a little over halfway done with my second book The Round House by Louise Erdrich, having read a total of ~500 pages so far. I am ok with this progress. I am enjoying the book although it is not my favorite read. I gather that it will be one of those books I… Continue reading Mid-event survey

Mid-day update

I got a 3.5 hour late start this morning after deciding to sleep in. But I still think I made decent progress over all, especially since I also stopped for a coffee break and a few social media stunts. As per usual, the pets are my companions for the day. They're the best reading buddies.… Continue reading Mid-day update