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My November Reading Wrap-Up

November is a month to be thankful. This month one of my cats was seriously ill and we came close to losing her.  Happily, she made a comeback.  I know our time with her is limited, and I’m grateful she’s feeling better. I spent…

My July Reading Wrap-Up

July was a busy, stormy month. It began in California where I visited Catalina for the first time and rode in a (small) July 4th parade.  It ended with seeing Hamilton with friends. And in between there was rain. Lots of it. Here’s what…

My June Reading Wrap-Up

June was a tough month nationally, but a good month for blogging.  It was a much quieter month than May, except for the last week, which I spent at a conference in San Diego (not at bad place to be).  It felt good to…

My May Reading Wrap-Up

May was a really busy month, with a trip to Northern California and another to nearby Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.  Both trips were revitalizing – in California we visited Sonoma and my in-laws, tasted lots of wine, and fantasized about retiring there.  In Virginia…

My April Reading Wrap-Up

April was a good reading month, and otherwise uneventful, unless you count our cat having to go to the vet twice and being put on blood pressure medication (she’s okay but getting older – sigh). What I read in April: The Vain Conversation by…

2018 Resolution Fail: Too Many ARCs

Reading Advance Review Copies (ARCs) is one of the fun parts of being a book blogger.  You get free books and you get to read things before everyone else.  It’s also a nice way to discover new writers and support their work. But I…

Graphics, themes, and formatting: a discussion post

One of my goals this year was to learn how to shape the look of my blog.  I’ve been doing this since 2010 and I still need to learn to create my own graphics, and I want to have a better understanding of WordPress. …

My January Reading Wrap-Up

January was a pretty quiet month, with lots of time for reading.  I spent a lot of time working on one of my blogging resolutions, which is to learn how to improve the look of my blog.  I signed up for PicMonkey, changed my…

2017: My Year in Reading and Blogging

This year I put more time into reading and blogging, and I feel good about that.  I spent more time reading and commenting on the blogs I like the most.  I read more diversely in terms of authors, countries, and genres. I read 89…

Do you listen to podcasts?

My husband loves podcasts, and often recommends them.  My usual response is that I’d much rather read than listen, and that’s true.  I’m much more visual than auditory, and while my husband  spends an hour and a half driving to work each day, I…

My June Reading Wrap-up

June is always one of my favorite months.  It’s the start of summer and the weather is usually perfect, right in between May which is too wet and July which gets pretty steamy.  Plus it’s my birthday month. It was a good month, if…

Mid-year Musings: 2017 Resolutions and Challenges

As we hit the year’s halfway point, I looked at my progress on blog resolutions and challenges.  Last year I was really overwhelmed, and this year, with no grad school, I’ve been able to put the blog first.  That makes me happy. But have…

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