July flew by and even though I’m not returning to the classroom this August, the end of July still feels a bit like summer’s end. The next couple months will be dedicated to prepping for the arrival of our baby and getting as far ahead as possible on work projects. So while there are many […]
Every month I share a Ranked Reading Recap with my Patreon subscribers. It’s a solo podcast where I chat casually and candidly about the books I read that month and rank them from the worst to the best. Since we’re now halfway through 2021, I wanted to share my favorite reads of the year so […]
It’s been a busy couple of months filled with travel, family time, baby prep, seeing friends again, summer book guide writing and, yes, a little bit of reading in there too. In other words, summer is in full force! And today I’m sharing some of my favorite things from the last few months. From the […]
There are many components of a great read that can keep me glued to a book. Sometimes it’s a mystery I need to solve or a need-to-know-what-happens-now kind of plot. Sometimes I just don’t want to leave the characters’ sides for a minute or the author’s writing is so spectacular I lose track of time. […]
There’s nothing quite like summer reading. Even when we no longer get three months “off” from our responsibilities or prizes from the library for pages read, the magical feeling of summer reading sticks with us. For me, it tends to be the season when I let go of thoughts of what I should be reading and indulge in exactly what I want to read. And that means more backlist titles–the paperbacks I’ve been meaning to get around to forever that I can throw in a tote and cart with me wherever I go, ready to be opened whenever I have a few uninterrupted minutes.
As of mid-April, my husband and I were both fully vaccinated, which made for a great month. We haven’t changed our lifestyle much (although we did take a wonderful and safe road trip!), but it just feels like a weight has been lifted. We won’t be rushing off to indoor gatherings anytime soon, but I […]