Reading Challenge 2016

The unabridged list of books read in October

October was a fab reading month! I enjoyed diving into contemporary literary fiction, fantasy fiction for young readers, a memoir, a nonfiction book, a classic, and some YA. Quite an eclectic month! Books I read: The following is one of my longest tallies this year. Actually, it might be my longest. Then again, quite a… Continue reading The unabridged list of books read in October

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

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Reckoning with #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks in June

We’ve arrived at the halfway point of 2016, and for me, that means the halfway point of my commitment to read my own books this year. When I’ve done reading challenges before, they’ve been numbers based, along the lines of “I promise to read 100 books this year.” The numbers game hasn’t led to much… Continue reading Reckoning with #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks in June

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Wednesday Reading Roundup: June 15

It has been another slow week of reading for me, though for different reasons than last week. On the *plus* side, I’m excited to have finally finished reading a book that was languishing on my “currently reading” list for the last month. All credit to Taking on a World of Words and Coffee and Cats for WWW Wednesday… Continue reading Wednesday Reading Roundup: June 15

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Do you remember the book that made you a reader?

The Center for Fiction has a lovely series called “The Book That Made Me a Reader.” It features acclaimed authors sharing their gateway books—the ones that inspired them to become readers. I love discovering what books moved authors as children and trying to find connections between that work and their work. As for me, I can… Continue reading Do you remember the book that made you a reader?