Author Alphabet Challenge 2017

Missing:  I, Q, U, X, Y Potential – Erin’s challenge Another 2017 bookish challenge. This one runs on Goodreads from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17  Goal Going from A – Z, and using authors’ first or last names, read the alphabet. For “X” and “Z” you may use authors with those hard to find letters in their names. Unless,…

Around The Year In 52 Books

Goodreads group challenge here and here are the details: We’ll read (more or less) one book each week, all along the year. You can’t change the topics, but you’re free to choose whatever book you’re interested in for each category. It’s better if you create your own plan (using “create a new topic” and choosing “2017…

2015 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

In January, I signed up for POPSUGAR’s 2015 Reading Challenge to read 50 books that matched the criteria listed below. I read way more than 50 books but I didn’t finish the challenge. Here’s why: In 2015, I read a lot more Non-fiction than usual but only 3 of my NF reads counted towards this challenge….

Weekly Reads Wednesday

On Wednesdays, I do a little review of what I’ve been reading and loving/hating lately: 1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell    The book review probably says more about the reader than it does about the book. What does it mean that I can’t find myself rooting for a marriage where the two people seem so…

Summer Reading Challenge

Megan announced the details for the Summer Reading Challenge and I’m doing it. It’s a great little challenge that runs from May 1st to August 31st. The categories are: 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules. 10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick…

Saving Grace

Let’s face it. Grace is no Jemima Jones! (Jemima is one of Jane Green’s better known and better loved fictional characters)  I like Grace when I first meet her. She’s dealing with a moody, often-ungrateful, unloving and unlovable writer husband, Ted. Which writer among us can’t empathize as we see spunky Grace personifying the people…

5 Lessons From The Winter Reading Challenge 

I signed up for Megan‘s Winter Reading Challenge that ran from November to February. The challenge was to read 13 books. I read 10 that qualified – I actually read a few more books that had nothing to do with the challenge. Click on titles to link to my book reviews 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the…

21 Questions And They’re All About Books

Maya Angelou is quoted as having said “…you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” I think you can tell a lot about a person with books – whether they read, what kind of books they choose and how they…

Season of the Dragonflies

Don’t judge me for reading this book. Every now and then, I read something that’s just fantasy, something I wouldn’t normally choose, just for the lessons – to see what I can learn about the world from things I would normally exclude. This week, Season of the Dragonflies was that pick. The Lenore family makes…

41: Who Knew?

George W. Bush is probably more famous for his speech blunders than for anything he ever said right. But it seems he is most eloquent when he speaks about his father. I wasn’t in the US when G.H.W. Bush was president so maybe that’s why I didn’t know his story, which explains why 41: A…