July felt like a long month. There are a lot of things happening in this country that quite frankly terrify me. Among other things, I’m furious about the way school re-openings have been politicized. Two of my sisters are teachers – one is desperate to… Continue Reading “My July Reading Wrap-Up”
I always read a lot in summer, because I like to sit outside and read, even in the heat, and thanks to audiobooks I can read while I garden. This was a really good reading month, mainly because of the diversity of authors and… Continue Reading “20 Books of Summer: My June Reading Wrap-up”
May was a troubling month, I’m not going to lie about that. I’m deeply disturbed by the events of the last week, and I’m constantly disturbed by my country’s leadership and reactions to the pandemic. I had hoped (naively) that the pandemic might be… Continue Reading “My May Reading Wrap-up”
How was your April? This month moved a lot quicker than March — life at home is feeling more normal. I guess I like having a routine, and we’ve been keeping virtually busy, actually (online wine tasting, book clubs, zooming with family). Our cat,… Continue Reading “My April Reading Wrap-up”
How is everyone? This was a strange and terrifying month, one that seems to have lasted forever. Which is scary in itself, because we have at least a couple of months of this ahead. There are things I’m liking about staying home. In some… Continue Reading “My March Reading Wrap-up”
Happy Leap Day everyone! Right now our house feels like a construction zone because we’re renovating our bathroom. It’s messy and disruptive, and our cats aren’t happy, but I’m really excited for the results. I hadn’t given a lot of thought to the coronavirus… Continue Reading “My February Reading Wrap-Up”
I read so many wonderful books in January. I started out the month determined to just relax and read whatever came my way, rather than trying to plan things out too much. Without a doubt, the most powerful book I read this month was… Continue Reading “My January Reading Wrap-Up”
This month I focused on knocking out the Reading Women 2019 Challenge. I had four books to read: a book about nature, a play, a book about a female athlete, and a Lambda Literary Award winner. Challenge completed! I had a lot of reading… Continue Reading “My November Reading Wrap-up”
I’m a little late with my wrap-up, but it’s been a busy week, with work trips to both Minneapolis (brrr!) and Tampa (80 degrees and on the beach), and a friend’s retirement party in-between. I read so many great books in October: Daughter of… Continue Reading “My October Reading Wrap-up”
In September we traveled to France and Portugal. We revisited one of our favorite places, Saint-Emilion, and toured wineries around Bordeaux. We explored Lisbon and Porto with four of our friends. We saw cows and windmills, castles and convents. I ate octopus, sampled port,… Continue Reading “My September Reading Wrap-Up”
Farewell, summer! In August I read three books for book clubs and blog events, met a local author, and finished out the 20 Books of Summer challenge, reading 12 of the books on my original list. Here’s what I read in August: Storm of… Continue Reading “My August Reading Wrap-Up”
July was a fantastic reading month, much better than June. Here’s what I read: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (audio) Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (audio) The Calculating Stars… Continue Reading “My July Reading Wrap-up”
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