Reading Rush 2019

Reading Rush (formerly known as Booktubeathon) is a weeklong challenge where online video creators and their bookish followers try to read as much as they can within a seven day period. This year, the readathon runs from July 22 to July 28 and although the challenges are all optional, I would like to meet them…

Book Challenge by Erin 11.0

One of my favorite reading challenges is back for it’s 11th iteration. Book Challenge by Erin 11.0  will run from July 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019. Below are the 10 reading challenges and the books that I am planning to use to complete them. Because I have a huge stack of Man Booker previous winners…

Bout of Books 25 Sign Up

I’m joining Bout of Books! Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a…

February 2019 TBR

At the beginning of each month (or close to it), I create a list of some of the books I plan to read so that I can keep track of the various reading challenges and projects that I am undertaking, but also so I can look back and congratulate (or berate) myself when I see…

100 Great American Reads Challenge

When I first heard about this list, I posted a video tabulating how many of the titles I had read. Spoiler alert: at the time I made the video, I had read 25 but I decided to challenge myself to read all (or most) of the books in the upcoming months. Click below to watch…

Books Around The World 2018

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’m an avid reader but that I also love a good reading challenge. I frequently participate in readathons to test how many books I can read in a specific time frame. I also love a good reading challenge that gives me a list of…

Book Challenge by Erin 10.0

For the past four years I think, I’ve participated in a biannual reading challenge hosted on Facebook by a Texan living in Australia and who I feel like I’ve come to know, along with the dozens of other participants who share reading experiences and bond over bookish comments on the site. Some rounds, I’ve finished…

2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

In 2018, I decided to try the annual POPSUGAR Reading Challenge again. This year, I wanted to use my own books to complete the categories so I perused my unread bookshelf to find books that match as many of the categories as I can. Click to watch the video where I announced that Below are…

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh | Book Review

Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living with their (otherwise unnamed) Mother and their father, King, on a remote island, far enough away to protect the women from a toxic environment that threatens their very survival. King, as their protector and intermediary between them and this other world, he alone returns periodically for supplies, proving…

September Reading Vlogs

In September, I started a new video series where I share the books I am reading and the experience of the art form. You can click the links below to watch my vlogs In the first video, I discuss books translated to English by Belgian author, Amelie Nothomb, and Korean writer, Kyung Sook-Shin In the…

September TBR

It’s probably odd to see a post making plans for a month that’s just a  few days left in it but I just realized I never shared the books I have on my September TBR list and I want to update you on how it’s going so this is a kind of announcement / update…

Things That Happened Before The Earthquake | Book Review

It’s banned books week so I know there are lots of fictional stories that have been deemed controversial that people are reading and celebrating during this period because they represent a thread of the society that should be examined and discussed for its significance even if it makes us comfortable to acknowledge their realness. But…