2021 – first quarter standouts

Hi bookworms, I think I've decided on a wrap-up format for this year. I'l be doing quarterly updates discussing the books that stood out. As I said in a previous post, I have been primarily reading contemporary romances and have been loving it. Looking through my nifty google doc, they have also been all by… Continue reading 2021 – first quarter standouts

I’ve been really quiet around here …

Hi bookworms, I know I don't need to tell anyone that the last year has been, let's say unique, but what I really mean is stressful and exhausting. One of the big concessions I made was to stop blogging and reviewing ARCs. My reading was inconsistent and I didn't feel I could provide insightful evaluations… Continue reading I’ve been really quiet around here …

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