Books, Real Life

August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

Dare I say I had a good August? It started raining toward the end of the month. I'm wearing sweats and long sleeves again. I might even break out the beanies. I got to be really social last month: a friend I hadn't seen in a while threw a pool party, my writing buddies and… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Yes. I know it's Wednesday. Yesterday was Tuesday. I'm still doing the Tuesday book meme. I regularly forget about the great Top Ten Tuesday topics at That Artsy Reader Girl. The site is a treasure trove of topics for book bloggers to discuss. I keep meaning to read books in one sitting but haven't quite… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Books, Real Life

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021

I GUESS IT'S (almost) JULY NOW. I set a 175-book goal for 2021. So far, I've read 120 books. In other words, I've completed 69% of my goal and am ahead by 34 books. Math is wild! This post summarizes my reading accomplishments thus far. Best book read so far One Last Stop is my… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021

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The Spring Cleaning Book Tag: Quarantine Edition

I really should clean my apartment. I have been doing some sorting off and on. I cleaned out my closet (could go for a round two) and unhauled quite a few books. Surely there's more to be done. I could probably...I don't know, clean my bathroom or something. Anyway, 'tis the season to redo the… Continue reading The Spring Cleaning Book Tag: Quarantine Edition

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Revisiting the Night Circus

(Spoilers ahead for The Night Circus) (CW: depression, anxiety, alcohol, suicide) I expected to hate The Starless Sea. I'd been hyped about everything from the cover (bees! keys!) to the plot synopsis (something something pirate ship in a magic sea!) until I realized who wrote it: Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, my least favorite book… Continue reading Revisiting the Night Circus

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2020 Reading Stats + Coup Thoughts: This is not a politics-free zone

We're eleven days into January and I'm just now posting my reading stats. Blame the jerks who tried to take over my country's government last week while the president did nothing. My nerves are shot. In other news, this statement from Andrew Yang sure hasn't aged well! Shut up. Number of Books Read in 2020… Continue reading 2020 Reading Stats + Coup Thoughts: This is not a politics-free zone

Books, Music

evermore book tag: once more with feeling

I told you I was doing a second evermore book tag. I warned you this was happening. This one was created by Rhi at Marshmallow Harmonies. Link to the original creator and her post: Rhi from marshmallow harmoniesTag at least 3 people.Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post (copy paste is fine!)Thank whoever who tagged… Continue reading evermore book tag: once more with feeling

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The Poppy War Book Tag

The internet talked me into reading The Poppy War and I've been working on it for s e v e r a l months. I honestly forget how long it's been. A while, most like. I'm trying my best. I saw this tag created in honor of The Dragon Republic's release. Here we go! Fang… Continue reading The Poppy War Book Tag

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The End of the Year Book Tag 2020

I did this tag last year and liked that it held me [relatively] accountable. (I also didn't accomplish any of the things I promised to in that post, but you know what? Intentions are half the battle.) I also copied this tag from Elli @ AceReader last year and I'm DOING IT AGAIN. It's tradition… Continue reading The End of the Year Book Tag 2020

Books, Real Life

September Wrap-up: I think I’m cured of brain worms

It's the final day of voting for Fat Bear Week and high time I shared my reading stats for last month. September was decent (better than August, anyway.) I got to see both of my brothers and some other family members. I spent an entire weekend with a pack of dogs and spent a ton… Continue reading September Wrap-up: I think I’m cured of brain worms