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

Reading Challenge 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Update: Overwhelmed, and not

I began today feeling exceedingly overwhelmed by my own damn books. This weekend, I inhaled The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. As with so many books in my Nook library, it’s there because I found it offered for $1.99. It’s difficult to resist e-books offered for $2.99 or under. Why, that’s less than a large iced… Continue reading #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Update: Overwhelmed, and not

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Three ways #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks is making me a better reader

When it comes to stuff, my general policy is, less beats more. Less stuff means fewer things to look after (meaning dust and organize) and more time to spend reading. Except … all this wonderful logic falls apart at the bookstore. I have very little willpower when it comes to buying books. Picture me taking… Continue reading Three ways #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks is making me a better reader

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When the choice is between e-reading and not reading, I choose my Nook GlowLight Plus

My favorite place to read as a child was under the covers with a flashlight. While the pleasure of being subversive and sticking it to The Man (who, in this case, happened to be a woman: my mom) no doubt played a role, more compelling was that I appreciated the sensory deprivation that facilitated disappearing… Continue reading When the choice is between e-reading and not reading, I choose my Nook GlowLight Plus