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."...

Poetober 2017

Poetober 2017

Welcome to October, the month when we turn to all things dark and haunted. I call it "Poetober" as a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, King of Creepiness. I love this time of year. The weather starts to turn cooler, leaves change color, and monsters go bump in the night. By...

September Reading Wrap-Up

September Reading Wrap-Up

So many books! My goal for September: I'm feeling optimistic and will set a goal of 5. My total was 10 - though some of those were super short. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2017 shelf where you can find individual reviews that may or may not differ from what is...

Reading Challenge: Banned Book

Reading Challenge: Banned Book

Time for the next category in the  RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #18: A book that has been banned Let's celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept 24-30)! This year, the event focuses on the importance of the First Amendment and our right to free speech (and right to...

Reading Challenge: Memoir or Biography

Reading Challenge: Memoir or Biography

Time for the next category in the  RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #17: A memoir or biography September 22 is "Dear Diary Day" according to random internet sources. The "holiday" encourages journaling as a way to decrease stress and increase creativity. To honor...

August Reading Wrap-Up

August Reading Wrap-Up

Many milestones to report! My goal for August: This next month should be much better for reading so I'll go with 4. What a joke. I traveled to NY twice - once because my grandmother had a stroke and two weeks later for her funeral. This year is a nightmare. But...

Reading Challenge: Book Set in a School

Reading Challenge: Book Set in a School

Time for the next category in the  RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #16: A book set in a school It's time to go back to school for many people, so let's apply that to our reading list as well. Simple enough, right? The idea is to read anything set primarily in a...

July Reading Wrap-Up

July Reading Wrap-Up

I always have great intentions to read when I'm on vacation, but that just didn't happen this past month. My goal for July: "Again, upcoming travel so I'll stick with 4." Eh, not so much. Actual vs. planned: (Link to my Goodreads 2017 shelf where you can find...

Reading Challenge: Recommended by a Friend

Reading Challenge: Recommended by a Friend

Time for the next category in the  RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #14: A book recommended by a friend June 30th is International Day of Friendship according to the UN. To celebrate, read a book recommended to you by a friend. This can be either a book your...

Reading Challenge: One-Word Title

Reading Challenge: One-Word Title

Time for the next category in the  RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #12: A book with a one-word title Another easily explained category. Feel free to ignore subtitles, hyphens, and colons if you feel so persuaded Some one-word titles on my shelf include:...

June Reading Wrap-Up

June Reading Wrap-Up

I'll just be honest - June was a nightmare. At least the latter part of the month. You know I'm out of sorts when I can't even read to escape it. My goal for June: "The magic number seems to be 4 books a month so I'm holding steady despite some upcoming travel." If...

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