Reading Effort 2017

Reading wrap-up: May reads and purchases

Well, our May reads are in the history books. Or at least in our Goodreads “read” file. I can hardly believe how quickly this year is flying by! All of the books I read this month related either to the Gilmore Girls reading challenge we’re doing at Books, Ink or my personal project to read… Continue reading Reading wrap-up: May reads and purchases

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The unabridged list of books I read in September

Looking at my September book tally makes me realize just how quickly the month flew by and how busy I was. All this is to say: I didn’t find nearly as much time for reading as I would have preferred. No matter, though. A successful reading month (or year) isn’t measured by how many books I… Continue reading The unabridged list of books I read in September

Reading Challenge 2016

Wednesday reading roundup: September 28

This week’s reading adventures have been classic (pun intended). I dedicated myself to The Odyssey this week and finally moved it to the read column. And I started The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. For the weekly inspiration of WWW Wednesday, many thanks again to Taking on a World of Words for hosting it and to Coffee and… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: September 28

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Wednesday reading roundup: September 21

Yesterday, I mentioned to my love the title of a book I wanted to read. His response: “If it’s a book, assume we already own it.” Ha. Ha. “What if it’s a new release?” I replied. He came back with, “You probably pre-ordered it. We probably already have two copies.” Ah, he knows me so… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: September 21

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Homer’s The Odyssey: How I chose which translation to read

“You know what the ancients said…” Growing up, I heard this phrase more times than I can count. The “ancients” referred to the ancient Greek philosophers, poets, playwrights, etc. I don’t know if this is true in all Greek families, but in mine, ancient wisdom was standard fare. One bit I remember my dad repeating (and… Continue reading Homer’s The Odyssey: How I chose which translation to read

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

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5 books I bought in 2015 and will be reading in 2016

If you happened to visit the Internet last month, you may have noticed: December featured bags and bags and overflowing bags of “best of 2015” book pieces. And why not? It’s entirely reasonable, at the end of the year, to take stock, and if this stock-taking culminates in 3,592,743* “Best Books of 2015” articles, well,… Continue reading 5 books I bought in 2015 and will be reading in 2016