Bookish Academy Awards 2020

The Academy Awards for film just happened and I! LOVE! A BANDWAGON! I did this tag last year, but I wanted to honor the books of 2019 in a formal way. Let me consult my giant spreadsheet of 2019 reads. And the winner is... Best Actor in a Leading Role ➡️ Best Male Protagonist This… Continue reading Bookish Academy Awards 2020


New Year’s Eve Book Tag

ANOTHER DANCE, ANOTHER WAY, ANOTHER CHANCE...ANOTHER TAAAAAAAG. It was Chinese New Year not too long ago, so...happy New Year! This tag is still relevant! If you don't know about Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts, she is awesome. She leaves the kindest comments, finds great book tags, and buddy-reads pirate novels with me. Which reminds me...JENNA,… Continue reading New Year’s Eve Book Tag

Real Life

2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Where do I even start? A fair number of big things happened in 2019. I am, to put it mildly, pretty tired. Here's why. I Went Vegan One of the main tenets of Methodism is "Do no harm." In 2019, I tried to minimize the harm I cause, starting with what I eat. I'm pretty… Continue reading 2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Books, Real Life

2019 Reading Stats

Do you like numbers? I sure do. This post is just graphs. If that's something you're into, go to town. Number of Books Read in 2019   Total books: 209 Completed: 163 DNFed: 43 Total Pages Read: 53,934     Types of Books Read in 2019   Fiction: 135 Non-fiction: 41 Graphic Novels: 29 Poetry:… Continue reading 2019 Reading Stats


My Favorite Books of 2019

I meant to publish this yesterday for Top Ten Tuesday. Instead, after three family Christmases and a miserable four-hour ride in a cramped truck, I stayed in bed and read all day. As a consequence, some last-minute books snuck their way onto my Top 10 list. It's a Cinderella story and a plot twist all… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2019


Jingle Bell Book Tag 2019 Edition

I did this tag last year, but IT IS CHRISTMAS and Megan tagged me in it. MY, HOW MY ANSWERS HAVE CHANGED. 1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You…” | What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree? I would be happy with any graphic novel on my list. Bloodlust and… Continue reading Jingle Bell Book Tag 2019 Edition


10 Year Challenge Book Tag

People on Twitter have been doing the 10 Year Challenge, but I don't feel comfortable sharing pictures from my past. Facial recognition and whatnot. Anyway. Zezee posted an excellent tag created by Rincey Reads that DOESN'T REQUIRE PERSONAL PHOTOS. I'll take it. What was your favorite book in 2009? I'm fairly certain I read Leap Day by Wendy… Continue reading 10 Year Challenge Book Tag


The End of the Year Book Tag 2019

THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE UP DOWNTOWN. HOW IS IT THE END OF THE YEAR? I AM TRYING TO WRITE A NOVEL. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, SEATTLE. LEAVE ME ALONE. To make peace with the end of the year, I grabbed this tag from Elli's blog. *sigh* I have so many books to… Continue reading The End of the Year Book Tag 2019


January Books-of-the-Month Club

I had a decent January, not in the least because I got to celebrate my birthday with a trillion new books. I read almost 30 books this month and I loved most, if not all, of them. That's rare!!! I wanted to see if I could narrow down my favorites to five books. Though difficult,… Continue reading January Books-of-the-Month Club


Top 10 Books I Need to Read in 2019

Well...I did a thing. I liked both of the topics on Artsy Reader Girl and Bionic Book Worm, so... ...I combined them. My birthday is next week and there are so many books I WANT. I keep adding books to my wishlist. I have narrowed down (somewhat) the books I want to read in the… Continue reading Top 10 Books I Need to Read in 2019