Tag: monthly wrap-up

November Wrap-Up and Mini-Reviews

I spent a lot of time this month participating in Nonfiction November, so I thought instead of the usual monthly wrap-up I’d post some mini-reviews instead. These three books address issues related to science, religion, and the intersection of the two. I recommend all three.  The Story of More by Hope Jahren (audio by the author):…

My October Reading Wrap-Up

October wasn’t a great blogging month for me, because there’s really only one thing that mattered this month — the election.  I started volunteering with the Biden campaign, which helps my stress levels a bit because at least I feel like I’m doing something.  If you’re in the U.S., PLEASE VOTE!  A great site to…

My July Reading Wrap-Up

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 go back to the classroom, and the other is worried about…

My May 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 something that unifies us, but instead it draw us farther apart,…

My March 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 ways I’m actually connecting more with friends and family than I…

My February 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 until yesterday and now I can’t think about much else.  I’m…

My January 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 Know My Name by Chanel Miller, about the Stanford rape.  I…

My November 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 time this month, thanks to two work trips and two 6.5-hour…

My October 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 the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller (audio) Burnt Shadows by Kamila…