And thus concludes my September

Hi there, We are basically still in the first week of October ;), so I am not super late on my September wrap-up. I had a nice September full of fall decorations, late summer weather but cool fall nights, soup, and some favorite movies. I read 5 books, which is a lot less than I… Continue reading And thus concludes my September

And thus concludes my August

Hi there, I had a pretty tumultuous ending to August and beginning of September, which is why I am late with my monthly wrap-up and also weren't able to complete my goals for #WITMonth. I had great momentum from the #reversereadathon but then lost steam because of, ... well, .... life. I had some family… Continue reading And thus concludes my August

Top Ten Tuesday – horror books with colors in their title

It’s TTT time! As usual, if you’re curious about this, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info).  Today's TTT prompt is about books with colors in their title. I decided to narrow this down to the horror and horror-adjacent genres because, you know, .... reasons (for anyone knew… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – horror books with colors in their title

And thus concludes my July

Hi bookish friends, I had a fun bookish July. I read some really fantastic novels and purchased way too many new ones! I've also hit the 200 followers mark on my blog, had a Top Ten Tuesday post that garnered so much discussion and feedback that I am stoked to participate in TTTs again more… Continue reading And thus concludes my July

August is Women In Translation month

Women in Translation! Does this not sound like a wonderful reading challenge?! Meytal (see her Twitter and #WITMonth) at Bibliobio put together this fabulous idea in order to highlight womxn authors who write in languages other than English. Bonus points if the translator is also a womxn. This goes great with my personal goals for… Continue reading August is Women In Translation month

At the halfway point, were 40,000 pages a good idea?

Piggy-backing on my last TTT where I talked about my top ten reads of the first half of this year, I took a look at my specific 2020 goals and where I stand with them. My main goal this year was to be more mindful about my reading. A few factors define that for me.… Continue reading At the halfway point, were 40,000 pages a good idea?

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 favorite reads, mid-year recap

It's TTT time and I haven't participated in this blog tag in ages!!!!!  As usual, if you’re curious about this, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info). Today's prompt is actually about books that make me smile but I got super inspired by Keri's post over on Are… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – 10 favorite reads, mid-year recap

And thus concludes my June

Hi bookish friends, June was a pretty good reading month actually. I feel like I am slowly getting back to a pace that I had last year. My closest circle of girlfriends from my college times recently started our own covid-19 book club toward the very end of May and we have been flying through… Continue reading And thus concludes my June

And thus concludes my spring (March, April, and May)

Hi bookish friends, I am playing catch-up big time on my monthly updates and so now you get a 3-for-1 deal. March, April, and May were pretty productive in terms of reviewing ARCs (6) and getting to read from my own shelf (9). I listened to 6 memoirs and read 11 suspense-horror-thriller novels, 12 books… Continue reading And thus concludes my spring (March, April, and May)

And thus concludes my February

Hi bookish friends, I am getting into the grove of mindful reading and I am super happy with this. I read several poetry anthologies, stepped outside my comfort zone with some non-fiction, and generally just chose books that totally spoke to me at that moment (which made me completely abandon my to-read list for this… Continue reading And thus concludes my February