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Wednesday reading roundup: August 24

Last week, my schedule finally overcame me, and I missed my weekly Wednesday reading roundup. And I do mean I missed it! This week, I am back in form. And, as ever, I’m thankful to Taking on a World of Words for the weekly inspiration of WWW Wednesday and to Coffee and Cats for introducing me to it. What are… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: August 24

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The Bout of Books readathon starts Monday

This week, I missed my first WWW Wednesday since I started participating in May. It’s the culmination of a very slow two months of reading. The biggest issue, as I see it, has been my attention. It has been split into what feels like a million directions. In reality, it’s more like seven or eight.… Continue reading The Bout of Books readathon starts Monday

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For National Book Lovers Day, 5 Reasons to Read

The bookish interwebs are buzzing today with fun and funny tributes to National Book Lovers Day, celebrated on Aug. 9 each year. For some of us (like me!), every day is book lovers day. But I feel the spirit of setting aside one day a year to acknowledge and celebrate what you treasure. I mean,… Continue reading For National Book Lovers Day, 5 Reasons to Read

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Wednesday reading roundup: August 3

My sincere thanks, as ever, to Taking on a World of Words for the weekly inspiration of WWW Wednesday and to Coffee and Cats for introducing me to it. They have been so successful at inspiring me to read that I’m sticking with it despite just having written a monthly recap! What are your currently reading? I have… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: August 3

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The unabridged list of books I read in July

It felt like a slow month of reading for me. For good reason: It was. With six books read, July was my slowest month of reading this year. And it’s even slower than it looks since I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in one day, that day being July 31. On the upside,… Continue reading The unabridged list of books I read in July

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I thought I was book quitter until I checked the stats

I thought this was going to be a piece in which I gleefully recount my exploits as a book quitter. I say “gleefully” because I heartily advocate reading the books we want to read. Outside the context of school or work requirements, reading isn’t a responsibility to anyone but oneself. So no one is obligated to… Continue reading I thought I was book quitter until I checked the stats

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Wednesday reading roundup: July 27

If you’ve visited this feature before, you’ve perhaps noticed that my inspiration for these Wednesday reading roundups is Taking on a World of Words, who hosts WWW Wednesday, and Coffee and Cats, who introduced me to it. I mention it every week and worry that my thanks will come to seem perfunctory. It is decidedly not. Over the last month, I’ve had… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: July 27

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Wednesday Reading Roundup: July 20

A funny reader moment happened to me last week when I got together with one of my favorite cousins. “I remember how you used to devour books,” he said, as we reminisced about our childhood. “You’d carry around these big books. I’d ask you how far along you’d gotten, and you’d say, ‘I finished it.’” I have no recollection… Continue reading Wednesday Reading Roundup: July 20