February 2018 Reading Wrap-Up

February 2018 Reading Wrap-Up

Because I've started Friday Reads posts, I'll be changing the format of the monthly format slightly. My goal for February: February is a shorter month, but I'll keep my reading plan to 4 books. I'll also be doing some purging of the TBR. What I read: (Link to my...

Friday Reads #4

Friday Reads #4

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." This should be a short one since I actually posted last Friday. Finished reading: All The...

Friday Reads #3

Friday Reads #3

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." It's been two weeks so let's catch up. Finished reading:   I See You - Clare Mackintosh - 3*...

January 2018 Reading Wrap-Up

January 2018 Reading Wrap-Up

Because I've started Friday Reads posts, I'll be changing the format of the monthly format slightly. My goal for January: I'm planning to read at least 4 books in January. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge) Zen and the Art of Happiness Chris...

Friday Reads #2

Friday Reads #2

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. I didn't do much reading until the last few days, mostly because: Abandoned books:   The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan  I said last...

Friday Reads #1

Friday Reads #1

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. I'm a little behind so let's catch up with my reading for the year so far. Completed books: Zen and the Art of Happiness - Chris...

Some Words by Stacia Rogan

Some Words by Stacia Rogan

It's 2018 and I've decided to widen the content on this blog. You can still expect most of it to be related to reading. In fact, there will be even MORE content about reading because I'm adding a "Friday Reads" post that will include reviews of anything I've read that...

December Reading Wrap-Up

December Reading Wrap-Up

My goal for December: I have two books to finish in the reading challenge (a book written the year I was born and a book by a one-hit wonder). I like to read something holiday-related later in the month. I'll commit to 4 books and see what happens. What I read: (Link...

2017 Reading Review and 2018 Plans

2017 Reading Review and 2018 Plans

Time to assess last year's reading and make some plans for this year! Reading in 2017 Here are my goals and accomplishments. 1. Read 40 books I reached this goal in August and finished the year with 64 books. That's up slightly from 2016. Also, I read 20,121 pages...

Final Report: Reading Challenge

Final Report: Reading Challenge

Finally, 2017 is limping to an end. I look forward to welcoming 2018 and hope it will be better behaved, but first, it's time to check-in on the 2017 reading challenge. I'm a total geek for data so please excuse this post (and my usual year-end reading wrap-up next...

Reading Challenge: Takes Place in Winter

Reading Challenge: Takes Place in Winter

Time for the final (!!) category in the RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #24: A book that takes place in winter Tis the season to celebrate whatever you might celebrate. Also, as of today we start regaining a bit of daylight. All hail winter and the books that...

November Reading Wrap-Up

November Reading Wrap-Up

My goal for November: I want to finish my reading challenge, which means I Am Malala and probably Wuthering Heights. Love and Other Consolation Prizes by the lovely Jamie Ford. And a couple of short books as well. Let's go with 5. I spent much more time writing and...

Reading Challenge: Book to Screen

Reading Challenge: Book to Screen

Time for the next category in the RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #21: A book adapted into a movie or tv show The answer to the age-old question of which is better, the movie or the book, is almost always the book. I'm sure there are exceptions, though I can't...

October/Poetober Wrap-Up

October/Poetober Wrap-Up

All the creepiness last month! My goal for October: Let's go with 5 again. I'm only counting 4, though technically 1 of those included 2 books in a set. More below... Also, I consumed a lot of dark and stormy Poetember-related video, audio, and live events. What I...

Reading Challenge: A Thriller

Reading Challenge: A Thriller

Time for the next category in the RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #20: A thriller This one, I'll admit, is a bit of a gimme for me. The number of thrillers I read in a year far blows away any other genre. I love the suspense, the tension, the mystery...  And what...

Reading Challenge: One-Hit Wonder

Reading Challenge: One-Hit Wonder

Time for the next category in the RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #19: A book by a one-hit wonder author This category is all about authors who published one big book and nothing else. Until recently, this would've included Harper Lee for "To Kill a Mockingbird."...

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