Reading: March 2021

Two novels and two memoirs. That's all I have to share this month, but that is not all I read. I began reading some delicious books in March that would not be devoured, that insisted on slow savoring. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you in the April edition of this reading series. What … Continue reading Reading: March 2021

Reading: February 2021

Do you always finish reading the books you start? I read three chapters of Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane - almost word-for-word the one episode of the Netflix series I watched - and returned it to the library. Maybe if I hadn't seen the show I'd have stuck with the book, but I didn't want to … Continue reading Reading: February 2021

Lent 2021 Bookstack

As much as I love books, I don’t often post cover pictures. Partly because I’ve been reading on my Kindle, and it's difficult to take a picture of a digital bookstack. And partly because I don’t post until I’m done reading and know what I want to say about the book(s). However, I have no … Continue reading Lent 2021 Bookstack

Reading: January 2021

My reading year started strong with two non-fiction books that offer important, striking social criticism, both 5 stars in my opinion. I finished out the month with four novels, the best of which was a book I hadn't expected to read (Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld). What books have surprised you recently? Book titles link to … Continue reading Reading: January 2021

Books Make the Best Gifts – Holiday 2020

I just finished reading my 74th book in 2020. Way back in January, or what feels like eight years ago now, I set a goal to read 55 books; Goodreads tells me I'm at 135% of that goal--and I'm not done yet! Still, it's time to purchase holiday gifts and I have some readers on … Continue reading Books Make the Best Gifts – Holiday 2020

Reading: September 2020

I anticipated that my reading would slow down as we progressed into fall. Helping my kiddo manage his school load, plus adding a grad-level writing class of my own, has meant less time devoted to whatever strikes my fancy. However, there were also a couple of hits-and-misses that went back to the library, one forever … Continue reading Reading: September 2020

Reading: August 2020 Pt2

You guys, it's serious... My right thumb swelled up. It hurts to bend it. I don't remember bumping it on anything; could it be from practicing yoga? It has no visible bruising, but it shook so that I have to put it under my Kindle while I'm reading and use my left hand to swipe...to … Continue reading Reading: August 2020 Pt2

Reading: August 2020 Pt1

In January I set a goal through the Goodreads reading challenge to read 55 books this year. Reading four to five books each month seemed doable. Not a pushing-myself challenge, but something to keep me on track. Here it is mid-August and I have completed the challenge: I've read 55 books, with more in progress, … Continue reading Reading: August 2020 Pt1

Reading: July 2020 Pt2

I normally read a lot on vacation, and this year I didn't even have to pack and travel to accomplish that "more than usual" book consumption. Staying home I had more time than ever! Book titles link to Amazon for more info + easy purchasing. Please note: As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from … Continue reading Reading: July 2020 Pt2

Reading: July 2020 pt1

Nothing like a global pandemic to shut down summer travel! During a typical summer, we would spend a week on the Monterey coast. We would probably also get away for some camping or to visit family. Guy and Q16 had reservations for a Scout bike trek in Maui, and Q would also have gone to … Continue reading Reading: July 2020 pt1