December (and 2018) Wrap-Up

Writing Wrap-Up Total Books Read This Month:  9 Total Books Read this Year: 105 Best Books of the Month: Can I say all of them? Becoming by Michelle Obama was a balm that I chewed through in two days, I adored Premee Mohamed’s  ghost-ish novella The Apple-Tree Throne  (check that out here). Also The Secret History ruined me forContinue reading “December (and 2018) Wrap-Up”

November Wrap Up

Reading Wrap-Up Books read this month: 10 Books still behind in my GoodReads Challenge: 9! I was aiming for 115 this year, and I’m almost at 100. I need to roll up my sleeves and do some serious reading in the next 31 days… Best Books of the Month: So many great ones this month thatContinue reading “November Wrap Up”

Book Review: The Everlasting Rose

The Details: The MUCH anticipated sequel to The Belles is on its way in 2019– and it is worth waiting for! If you’re unfamiliar with The Belles, it may be helpful to check out my review of Dhonielle Clayton’s first book in this YA Fantasy series lush with commentary on societal beauty expectations and power. Basically, the BellesContinue reading “Book Review: The Everlasting Rose”

July Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read this month: 9 Books so far this year: 65 Mysteries read: 4 (including progress on working my way through the entire works of Sherlock Holmes) YA Read: Finished Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina and Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (who I interviewed on here about 2 years ago). Loved them both,Continue reading “July Wrap-Up”

Audio-Crushes

I’ve been averaging 4-5 hours of broken sleep a night for the past two weeks. I don’t know if the baby is going through a growth spurt or if I can just diagnose it as “baby wierdness” (a real and all-too-prevalent condition). No matter the reason, I have to be up with him when he’sContinue reading “Audio-Crushes”

April Wrap-Up (With Baby Pics)

Reading and Writing Wrap Up Books read this month: Mouse and the Motorcycle series with the kiddos) Best reasons to stay inside and read this month: TERRIBLE WEATHER! I don’t know where all of you are located, but we had snow all the way until the third week of April this month! Best of the month: TheContinue reading “April Wrap-Up (With Baby Pics)”

2017 Wrap Up

Reading Wrap-Up:   Nonfiction and Memoir: Total read: 23 Best of the year: Hunger by Roxane Gay, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Graphic Novels/Memoirs: Total read: 9 Best of the year: John Lewis’s March trilogy and Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani SciFi/Fantasy Reads: Total read: 35 Best of theContinue reading “2017 Wrap Up”

Bookish Resolutions for the New Year

I’ll be doing my end of the year wrap-up in a few days, but wanted to pass along my most recent essay as you’re setting your reading goals for the New Year: Bookish Resolutions for the New Year I reached my goal of 125– and surpassed it by almost another 30 (still a few daysContinue reading “Bookish Resolutions for the New Year”

November Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read: 10 Books read for 2017 so far:  144 Couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook: Righteous by Joe Ide and a re-listen of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (and I haven’t reread a book in years– so glad I did.) Nonfiction topics explored: insect sex in Sex on Six Legs by Marlene Zuk and US history andContinue reading “November Wrap-Up”