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20 Books of Summer 2017: Wrap Up

A new personal best! Summers pass faster now than when I was a kid. By the time I hit Publish on this post, I’ll be mulling next year’s list and it’ll be June again soon. But before I bid farewell to this year’s list,…

Monthly Round-up: August 2017

Whew. August was a crazy month! The 20 Books of Summer 2017 reading challenge ends on September 3, which means I’ve got four books to finish reading in a short amount of time. Is it the weekend yet? Books Reviewed: The Bedlam Stacks by…

Monthly Round-up: July 2017

With just one month to go in the 20 Books of Summer 2017 challenge, I need to pick up the pace with my reviews. I’m running a bit off schedule, but I don’t feel too bad about it. I’ve been making huge strides in…

Monthly Round-up: June 2017

I’m pretty pleased with my start on the summer: I’ve read 7 books towards the 20 Books of Summer 2017 reading challenge. I still have a high daily page count to deal with, but it hasn’t gone up since the start of the summer. Not…

20 Books of Summer 2017: Sign Up

My favorite reading challenge is back! Cathy at 746 Books is hosting her annual 20 Books of Summer reading challenge. It’s just like it sounds: read 20 books—any 20 books—between June 1 and September 3, 2017 (visit Cathy’s site for more information). This is…

Monthly Round-up: May 2017

It’s good to have a light month before the 20 Books of Summer 2017 reading challenge, but more on that June 1… (so excited!) Books Reviewed: The North Water by Ian McGuire (4.8) Minds of Winter by Ed O’Loughlin (3.8) House of Names by Colm…

Reading Ireland Month 2017: Sign Up

Hooray! It’s time for the Reading Ireland Month 2017 challenge hosted by 746 Books and Raging Fluff. I really enjoy this challenge since it pushes me to read new authors and it’s wonderfully laid back without frantic check-ins or that horrible sense of “falling…

Monthly Round-up: January 2017

How is it the end of January already? Books Read: –Murder of the Century by Paul Collins –The Sellout by Paul Beatty –The Bullet Catch by John Gaspard –The Miser’s Dream by John Gaspard –Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie Reviews Posted: –The…

20 Books of Summer 2016: Wrap-up

I read 20 books this summer! If only they were all on my queue… but I’m excited to have met my summer goal even if I strayed widely from my initial summer reading list. I learned the same lessons as last year: 1) Don’t…

Incoming: Five-Star Review

No book on this site has gotten a five-star review. My inconsistent blogging has covered 69 books* and some have been close, but none have gotten 5/5. This is a natural consequence of parsing scores to tenths of points. I have given three 4.9s…

20 Books of Summer 2015: Wrap-up

And just like that the summer is over (or very nearly). The reading portion of the 20 Books of Summer 2015 challenge hosted by Cathy746books went well; the reviewing portion… less so. You might have noticed. 😛 I read some good stuff though, so…

Note: I Know I Can’t Tell You (but I really want to).

Sometimes I think about joining a book club, or starting one. Then I remember that I hate homework and everything that feels like it. The best thing about a blog is that I have flexibility to read what I want, when I want, and…