Category: About Reading

My January Reading Wrap-Up

January was a great month for reading! Of course that’s because it was a lousy month for other things, between the wintry weather and getting sick.  But at least my reading year is off to a great start.  Here’s what I read in January: My favorite reads:  My favorite has to be Our Missing Hearts, which…

Review: Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

I read this book for the Gaia Nature Reading challenge, and it was both fascinating and timely. Kolbert, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sixth Extinction, writes about how science is being used to address some of our biggest environmental concerns, such as invasive species, carbon emissions, and global warming (at the same time, recognizing…

My Favorite Audiobooks in 2022

Wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday season! In 2022, at least half of my reading was by audiobook (occasionally I combined audio and print versions).  I generally listen to audiobooks while walking, doing household chores, and driving.  My dad lives an hour’s drive away, which lends itself to a good audiobook, provided…

My November Reading Wrap-Up

Here we are in the last month of 2022 – and I’ll be okay seeing this year go by. November was a busy month, with two visits to see family, plus Thanksgiving. This is always a busy time at work because we have to prepare for people taking lots of time off in December, so…

Nonfiction November Book Pairings: Fiction and Nonfiction about Activism and Social Justice

This week’s Nonfiction November topic is book pairings, which can be nonfiction books on a particular topic paired with fiction, or with other types of media. Thanks to What’s Nonfiction for hosting this week’s topic. Unintentionally, one of the common themes in my 2022 nonfiction reading was activism. I’m not an activist myself. Though I vote…