Classic Books · Reading Challenge 2016

Wednesday Reading Roundup: September 14

When I last updated my reading activity, I was roaring through Nathan Hill’s The Nix. The image of Scotty comes to mind: “I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain!” (Confession: I actually had to Google that Star Trek reference). I plowed through the novel and then regretted doing so because it ended too soon. And… Continue reading Wednesday Reading Roundup: September 14

Reading Challenge 2016

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

Reading Challenge 2016

Wednesday reading roundup: June 8

This week has been a bear. And I don’t mean a cute, Winnie-the-Pooh-getting-stuck-in-a-doorjamb-because-he-ate-too-much-honey bear. It’s been a giant, hungry, roaring, why-did-you-wake-me-up-from-my-hibernation bear of a week. All this is to say, reading time has been scarce. I’ve gotten some listening in while walking and driving, and I managed a few chapters before sleepy time most nights… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: June 8

Literary Lists

5 New Books to Look for in February

New month, new books! In the interest of pursuing my 2016 reading challenge to read the books I own, I’m restricting new purchases. I’m only buying books I’ll read in the near future. Or (*clears throat*) trying to, anyway. (January results were slightly less than stellar.) Still, that doesn’t mean I can’t keep a running… Continue reading 5 New Books to Look for in February

Classic Books · Literary Lists

Bookish Literary Characters: A Baker’s Dozen

We have quite a snowstorm underway here in New England. Outside my window, it’s all blankets of white draped across the landscape, swirling winds and snow. It makes me think of gingerbread houses encased in a snow globe. In other words, it’s the perfect day to curl up under a cozy blanket with a good book and… Continue reading Bookish Literary Characters: A Baker’s Dozen