In which the realities of 2019 trample the good intentions of 2018.
It's been a stormy week around here. A series of systems have brought a lot of storms our way, which makes for great sleeping weather assuming there isn't a lot of thunder and lightning. Which there was. Suffice it to say that the past seven days haven't always been the best for getting a good … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up, 05/26/2019
State of the ARC is a meme hosted by Avalinah’s Books in which we round up our ARCs and attempt to wrangle them into something approaching order. Sometimes it’s like herding cats. I only had one advance review copy for the month of April, and that was Wayfinding by M.R. O'Connor. It's a nonfiction … Continue reading State of the Arc, April 2019
I don't do resolutions for the new year, but I do like to develop a list of goals for the year. Mostly, they're achievable, but sometimes I don't accomplish them. Oops. So here are some of my 2019 goals. Some are bookish, some are not. Reading Challenge: Goodreads has not asked me to set … Continue reading 2019 Goals
I've seen the 'Try a Chapter Challenge' on several BookTube channels, and because I have several books that have been sitting on my shelves for quite some time, unread and routinely forgotten about, I thought I would give it a try. The idea of the challenge is to read the first chapter from a book … Continue reading Try a Chapter Challenge, pt. 1
Since joining NetGalley and getting my first set of approvals for ARCs, I've been giving more thought to how I rate the books I've read. I've been rating books since I joined Goodreads in the summer of 2012, but I haven't given them starred ratings here on my blog until this month. Why the discrepancy? … Continue reading How I Rate Books
Admittedly, I've never been one of the Cool Kids. When the rest of my classmates were reading Goosebumps or teen romances (or nothing at all), I was reading Tolkien, Stephen King, or whatever fantasy author caught my eye. Even going to the library was a sign of uncool nerdiness, and I was on a … Continue reading On Not Liking What Everybody Else Likes