We’re a quarter of the way into the year — does anyone else feel like March has gone on forever? I’ve been having trouble coming up with meaningful things to write about, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite books so far.… Continue Reading “Best Reads of 2020, So Far”
I had to think this year about how many challenges to take on. Too many and you make reading too stressful. And yet there are so many I’d like to participate in. My husband “challenged” me to limit myself to three, which I’m not… Continue Reading “Reading Challenges in 2020”
This week’s Nonfiction November topic is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, and the subject is to talk about nonfiction books on a specific topic (“Be the Expert/Ask the Experts/Become the Expert”). I’ve been reading a lot this year about immigration, because it’s such… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System”
This month is Nonfiction November, a celebration of all things nonfiction. I’ve read some fantastic nonfiction this year and I’m proud of myself for reading more nonfiction than I used to. I enjoy this event because I get so many good nonfiction recommendations for next year. … Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction”
This year I’m going to avoid signing up for any new challenges, but will continue with the ones I enjoyed most last year. The TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Roof Beam Reader, asks you to take 12 books, plus two alternates, that have been… Continue Reading “2019 Reading Challenges”
It’s Back to School week at Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl), so I decided to write about ten books that can help us learn about America. Right now I’m in the midst of Hamilton-mania, so I’m reading Lafayette in the Somewhat… Continue Reading “Ten Books to Help You Learn about the United States”
I never used to read nonfiction. I’ve always said I learn more from a memorable story and characters than from a recitation of facts. And that’s still true, but over the last two years I’ve really come to appreciate nonfiction. Last year I read… Continue Reading “Reading Nonfiction: the Doing Dewey Challenge and Mini-Reviews”
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