Category: About Reading

Favorite Books Written Before I Was Born

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about our favorite books written before we were born.  I haven’t written about my favorite classics for a while, so this was a nice opportunity to span a couple centuries of great… Continue Reading “Favorite Books Written Before I Was Born”

My January Reading Wrap-Up

January was certainly an eventful month.  We went from deeply disturbing to inspiring, and now I’m hopeful we can settle into something that feels a little more like daily life.  My parents are still waiting to receive vaccinations, but I’m hoping that happens soon. … Continue Reading “My January Reading Wrap-Up”

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 Favorite Reads of 2020

This week, we’re sharing our favorite books of 2020 for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).  I found it hard this year to identify ten favorite books, maybe because I read more than usual or because I read a wider range… Continue Reading “My Favorite Reads of 2020”

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”

Reading Around the World in 2020

Every year I try to read as many books as possible that are set in other countries. I keep track of each new country read as part of the five-year Reading Around the World challenge. And I joined a book club that reads books… Continue Reading “Reading Around the World in 2020”

2020: My Year in Audiobooks

2020 was a good year for audiobooks, since mostly what I did was take long walks every day to get out of the house.  Audiobooks were also a great distraction inside the house, perfect for things like baking and laundry (things I also did… Continue Reading “2020: My Year in Audiobooks”

Nonfiction November: Books I’ve Added to My To-Be-Read List

This week’s host for Nonfiction November is Katie @ Doing Dewey, and it’s about the nonfiction titles we’ve added to our TBR list this month. Below I’m highlighting just a few of the books I hope to read. Here for It; Or How to Save… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Books I’ve Added to My To-Be-Read List”

Nonfiction November: Reading about Race

This week’s Nonfiction November prompt is hosted by Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction: Week 3: (November 16-20) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Reading about Race”

Nonfiction November: Book Pairings

This week’s Nonfiction November prompt comes from Julie @ Julz Reads: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Dopesick… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Book Pairings”

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