Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. There are three months left in the year, and I took September off from reading challenges. Here are ten books to read if I want to beat some of my challenges: For my TBR… Continue Reading “Ten Books On My Fall TBR List”
I really like the 20 Books of Summer challenge, hosted by 746 Books, because it keeps me focused on a specific list of books rather than reading whatever comes my way. This summer, I wanted to read more books I owned. I always feel… Continue Reading “My 20 Books of Summer: A Reading Recap”
We’re halfway into the year, so it’s time for a quarterly report-out on challenges. You can see current progress on all my challenges here. For the TBR Pile Challenge, I’ve read 5 of 12, which isn’t terrible halfway into the year, but isn’t great… Continue Reading “2019 Challenges: the Halfway Mark”
Twenty Books of Summer is back! It will run from June 3 through August, and basically the challenge is to make a list of 20 books and read those books over the next three months. This year I decided at least 10 of the books… Continue Reading “My 20 Books of Summer”
It’s hard to say this book was fun, since it involved more violently ill characters than any other book I can think of… but it’s a page turner and yes, a lot of fun too. Time travel, the Middle Ages, plague, and Christmas –… Continue Reading “Review: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis”
You might not expect Heidi to be one of my childhood favorites, but it is. I tended to love books that were grittier and darker. I preferred flawed or “prickly” characters (think Mary Poppins, Ramona, and Harriet the Spy) and I loved stories that… Continue Reading “Re-Reading Childhood Favorites: Heidi by Johanna Spyri”
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