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,…

2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

PopSugar Reading Challenge Basic Recommended by a librarian Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / Jonathan Safran Foer 5 stars completed 1/21/17 Been on your TBR list for way too long I’ll Give You The Sun /Jandy Nelson 4 stars 371 pages completed 3/14/17  A book of letters – Everything Is Illuminated /Jonathan Safran-Foer 276 pages 3 stars…

Books To Avoid

Last week, I made a list of reasons to buy a book. This week, the ladies at Broke and Bookish asked what are the reasons I would choose not to read a book. Now, to be fair, I could read almost anything in the right circumstances. My reading taste is as varied as there are…

10 Reasons We Buy Books When We Could Read Them For Free

As an author myself, I wish I knew what makes other people choose a book. As you peruse the shelves in a bookstore, or click through the Books tab on Amazon, there are hundreds, thousands, millions of titles even, to choose from. What makes you whittle down the choices and select one from the milieu,…

Underrated Novels

Last week, I made a list of some of the best books I read in 2016. But of the 100 books I read last year, there were a few that I enjoyed and that I think flew a little under the radar that do deserve a little more attention. A few of those are: Remember…

New Releases

2016 releases I wanted to and didn’t read last year What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours/ Helen Oyeyemi – I have this one from the library now and plan to read it soon. Homegoing / Yaa Gyasi I just need to pick this one up and start. I’ve heard it’s incredibly engaging The Underground Railroad /…

Currently 1 5 17

It’s 2017 which means it’s time for new goals and that means a new planner to track them in. This beautiful specimen came into my life a few days ago and I’m enjoying owning it. One of it’s many tabs is a section called Currently for which I thought I’d share my January responses with you. Reading… Shylock Is…

Friday Favorites 12 23 16

It’s just Friday morning so there’s still a whole lot of week left but I already have a list of things that made my favorites list. Fav YouTube channels to watch A Paperella Story. Her hands were made to do calligraphy. She makes it look so easy Patrick Bet-David from Valuetainment has a lot of advice for…

5 Bookish Gifts

Someone once told me that the best gift isn’t a gift but an experience. I’m not big on wrapped presents (or so I say) but if you have a fellow book lover on your gift list and you haven’t yet thought of a great gift for them, here are 5 bookish experiences that you can share with…

Bookish Gag Gifts

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the ten books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under my tree but I think I’ve shared my book wishlist enough times this year that if I did that again, people would think I’m jonesing for a someone to buy me something soooo, I’ll do 10 books I’d give as…

Top Ten Movies

Today, Broke and Bookish is featuring movies and I thought I would make a list of ten of my favorite all-time movies. Except, I know there are movies that are in my all-time memory bank that I haven’t watched in years and that I haven’t really wanted to watch, no matter how much I say…

Books I’ve Been Waiting To Read

This week, Broke and Bookish asked the question: What books have been on your TBR {To Be Read} since before you started blogging? I’ve had this little blog for about 3 years now so what are some books that I’ve been wanting to read for at least that time? Hmmm. Lots of classics. Lots of important…