Classic Books · Literary Lists · Readathon 2016

15 short books for National Readathon Day

Saturday, May 21 is the second annual National Readathon Day, a nation-wide marathon reading session to promote and raise funds for literacy initiatives. You can click here find out more about it and how to participate. In the meantime, for readers planning to participate, I thought I’d start a list of excellent reads suitable for reading… Continue reading 15 short books for National Readathon Day

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My overstuffed shelfies are driving me mad

Recently, I was looking for a book I knew, with absolute certainty, lived somewhere on my shelfies. The *real* ones. The ones that hold my paper books. Though I am a devoted e-reader (and devoted to my e-reader), I love paper books, especially hardcover paper books. Hardcovers have weight and heft. They have physical presence.… Continue reading My overstuffed shelfies are driving me mad

Literary Lists · Reading Challenge 2016

5 strange and unusual novels in my Nook

The beginning of a new month typically finds me culling a list of new novels I’m looking forward to reading. However, it’s beyond time to get serious about reading my own damn books. I’ve done okay so far this year. Of the 26 books I’ve read, 15 were already in my library. With more than… Continue reading 5 strange and unusual novels in my Nook

Classic Books · Reading Challenge 2016 · Reviews

The unabridged list of what I read in February

February delivered what feels suspiciously like a reading slump, but not exactly. I say “not exactly” because I’m still reading (what else is there to do? I have few other interests, really). But I’m distracted and a little bit restless. #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks felt like my anchor and inspiration this month. When I struggled to focus on what the heck… Continue reading The unabridged list of what I read in February

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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