Category: About Reading

May Reading Wrap-up

May was an eventful month, beginning with a DC blogger happy hour, Zezee with Books, and Grace from Books without Any Pictures.  It was awesome to meet them and I look forward to hearing more about their blogs — I’ve already thought of questions I want to follow up on.  We met at local bookstore Kramerbooks,…

My April Reading Wrap-up

I’m not sure how I managed to read so much in April, although two long flights including a three-hour delay certainly helped.  We visited Seattle for a lovely weekend with my in-laws, where we tasted wine, enjoyed science fiction and fantasy exhibits in the Museum of Pop Culture, took a boat tour, and of course…

My March Reading Wrap-up

My reading was thematic this month.  I started with 1984 and then moved to a book about rural America, Strangers in Their Own Land.  I read Diane Guerrero’s book about her parents’ immigration to America and their deportation back to Columbia.  I read The Daily Show, which turned out to be as much about U.S.…

My February Reading Wrap-Up

For a short month, February seemed to move really slowly. I’m feeling very conflicted these days; life is going well, but at the same time our country seems to be falling apart.  Same with work; my colleagues are fearful of what changes the administration will bring, but I’m also really, really happy with my job.…

Books in the news: a monthly round-up

I’ve been wanting to create a monthly post that shares interesting articles around the internet on books and reading.  Here are my February picks: In honor of Senator Elizabeth Warren, a list 15 Books for Women Who Persist in the Huffington Post.  It includes these books I’ve read: Kindred, The Handmaid’s Tale, Middlemarch, Girl at War,…

Ten Books that Disappointed

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about books that we liked more or less than we expected to.  It’s always easier to write about books I didn’t like. First are books in the category of authors I love, but books that disappointed: The Japanese Lover: Isabel Allende is one…

My December and Year-End Reading Wrap-Up

Bidding a not-so-fond farewell to 2016, here’s what I read in December: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch Before the Fall by Noah Hawley All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain What I’m reading now: What’s Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi. What’s up next: my library…