February Reading Wrap-Up

February Reading Wrap-Up

So far, so good. I'm ahead of schedule, realizing that schedule is kind of wimpy. February goal: I'll set a goal of 4 books as I'm already well into one and the following selection will be a quick read. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2019 Reading...

Friday Reads #6

Friday Reads #6

Woo - progress! Next week, my February wrap-up. Finished: No Matter the Wreckage - Sarah Kay & Sophia Janowitz - 4.5* (Feb 28) Sometimes, poetry and I manage to connect and I don’t know who I am anymore. I connected so closely to certain phrases and entire...

Friday Reads #5

Friday Reads #5

Finished: Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens - 3.75* (Feb 13) I'm not entirely sure how to rate this book. It made me cry but I also really disliked some parts.  It's told in two timelines, though the first rapidly catches up to the second. The first...

Friday Reads #4

Friday Reads #4

Finished: The Clockmaker's Daughter - Kate Morton - 3.5* (Feb 4) It pains me to give this book only 3.5*. I count Kate Morton’s novels among some of my favorites and the story in this one is supremely rich. Yet the bouncing between storytellers leaves me dissatisfied....

January 2019 Reading Wrap-Up

January 2019 Reading Wrap-Up

The first monthly review of the new year! And I'm off to a good start. January goal: I'm going to set a goal of three books for January. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge) Zen and the Art of Happiness ...

Friday Reads #3

Friday Reads #3

No post for the last couple of Fridays because I was in vacation mode. But never fear - that doesn't mean I wasn't reading! I'm currently ahead of target (more on that in Monday's January wrap-up post). Finished: The Sadness of Beautiful Things - Simon Van...

Friday Reads #2

Friday Reads #2

Finished: The Second Mrs. Hockaday - Susan Rivers - 4* (Jan 6) My first fiction read this year and the first read for a new book club. I believe I placed this on my TBR based on some "best of" list. The story sounded promising - a young Civil War...

Friday Reads #1

Friday Reads #1

It's the first Friday of the year! And I'm determined to keep myself more on-track with my reading this year so I don't end up behind like in 2018. First step - accountability! Finished: Zen and the Art of Happiness - Chris Prentiss - 5* (Jan 1) It wouldn't be a new...

2018 Reading Review and 2019 Plans

2018 Reading Review and 2019 Plans

Time to assess last year's reading and make some plans for this year! Reading in 2018 Here are my goals and accomplishments: Read 40 Books: Technically yes. I marked 40 books as "read" in Goodreads. I struggled the entire year to find books I enjoyed and to prioritize...

December Reading Wrap-Up

December Reading Wrap-Up

Out with a whimper. My goal: Well, it's easy to set a goal! I have to finish 8 books this month in order to make my annual goal. I did mark 8 books "read" in December, but I'm not proud. Review What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge)...

Friday Reads #27

Friday Reads #27

(Shh, try not to notice that it isn't Friday, ok? Thanks.) This will be the last of these posts for the year. A few final reviews before I move into my monthly and then annual wrap-ups. Finished: Bad Dreams and Other Stories - Tessa Hadley - 3* (Dec 24) It’s...

Friday Reads #26

Friday Reads #26

I tried to post an update last week but decided it was more important to spend time reading than figuring out WordPress updates. And this week, same thing. So though I should be reading, I'm going to try to fight through a post instead. Also, I'm now finished with 37...

Friday Reads #25

Friday Reads #25

Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I'll review any books I've completed that week, as well as share what I'm reading right now. And by "Each Friday," I mean "some Fridays." I'm still working toward that goal of 40 for the year. Currently at 34. Will I make it?...

November Reading Wrap-Up

November Reading Wrap-Up

How is it December 3? I demand an answer! The year has flown by and we're in the last 4 weeks. Crazy. My goal for November: Good grief. I need to read 12 books in the next two months if I'm going to make my goal. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2018 Reading...

Friday Reads #24

Friday Reads #24

Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I'll review any books I've completed that week, as well as share what I'm reading right now. And by "Each Friday," I mean "some Fridays." So it's been almost a month again. And I'll post my November update on Monday. I'll...

Friday Reads #23

Friday Reads #23

Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I'll review any books I've completed that week, as well as share what I'm reading right now. And by "Each Friday," I mean "some Fridays." I wasn't going to post since I just did my October wrap-up yesterday, but I have a lot of...

October Reading Wrap-Up

October Reading Wrap-Up

It's that time again! My goal for October: I'm going to set a goal of 4 books for this month. The one I'm currently reading is pretty good and I've already planned a re-read of a YA novel. I need to start making up that deficit if I'm going to reach my goal for the...

Friday Reads #22

Friday Reads #22

Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I'll review any books I've completed that week, as well as share what I'm reading right now. And by "Each Friday," I mean "some Fridays." Still 3 books behind. At least it hasn't gotten worse? Finished: What Alice Forgot - Liane...

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