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Reading Resolutions and Challenges for 2021

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about our reading goals and challenges for 2021.  In my last post, I wrote about my reading and blogging trends in 2020, so now it’s time to think about what I want… Continue Reading “Reading Resolutions and Challenges for 2021”

2020: Reflections on my year in reading and blogging

I’m about a week late in wrapping up my year — and what a week it’s been! It hardly matters what or how I read in 2020 at this point, but 2020 was such an unusual year it seems worth thinking about. Things I… Continue Reading “2020: Reflections on my year in reading and blogging”

My December Reading Wrap-Up

Happy New Year! Despite pandemic stresses, the holiday season was lovely and we’re happy to see an end to 2021. We were sad to miss throwing our annual Latke Brunch and see our friends, but we spent a lot of time talking to family and… Continue Reading “My December Reading Wrap-Up”

My Year in Reading Challenges

At the beginning of 2020 I focused on four challenges: Read Harder, Reading Nonfiction, Reading Around the World, and reading books I already owned.  My goal in January was to keep things a little simpler.  And then 2020 happened. I ended up reading a… Continue Reading “My Year in Reading Challenges”

My September Reading Wrap-Up

September felt very, very long. I started a tough new job, spent the month alone while my husband visited his family in California, and worried about my niece who may have been infected with COVID (she wasn’t, thankfully). We lost RBG, and the country… Continue Reading “My September Reading Wrap-Up”

My July Reading Wrap-Up

July felt like a long month.  There are a lot of things happening in this country that quite frankly terrify me. Among other things, I’m furious about the way school re-openings have been politicized. Two of my sisters are teachers – one is desperate to… Continue Reading “My July Reading Wrap-Up”

20 Books of Summer: My June Reading Wrap-up

I always read a lot in summer, because I like to sit outside and read, even in the heat, and thanks to audiobooks I can read while I garden. This was a really good reading month, mainly because of the diversity of authors and… Continue Reading “20 Books of Summer: My June Reading Wrap-up”

My May Reading Wrap-up

May was a troubling month, I’m not going to lie about that. I’m deeply disturbed by the events of the last week, and I’m constantly disturbed by my country’s leadership and reactions to the pandemic. I had hoped (naively) that the pandemic might be… Continue Reading “My May Reading Wrap-up”

It’s the Tenth Anniversary of The Book Stop!

May 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of The Book Stop.  This kind of caught me by surprise, even though a year ago I was thinking what I might do to mark the big ten. What can I say, life is a little strange right… Continue Reading “It’s the Tenth Anniversary of The Book Stop!”

My April Reading Wrap-up

How was your April?  This month moved a lot quicker than March — life at home is feeling more normal.  I guess I like having a routine, and we’ve been keeping virtually busy, actually (online wine tasting, book clubs, zooming with family).  Our cat,… Continue Reading “My April Reading Wrap-up”

My February Reading Wrap-Up

Happy Leap Day everyone!  Right now our house feels like a construction zone because we’re renovating our bathroom.  It’s messy and disruptive, and our cats aren’t happy, but I’m really excited for the results. I hadn’t given a lot of thought to the coronavirus… Continue Reading “My February Reading Wrap-Up”

2019: My Year in Reading and Blogging

Here’s a quick summary of what I read this year: All books: 122 Reviewed: 37 ARC/Review Requests: 9 2019 releases: 30 Author of color: 51 Nonfiction: 19 Graphic novel/memoir: 3 Part of series: 34 New series: 13 New to me author: 81 Set primarily… Continue Reading “2019: My Year in Reading and Blogging”

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