I Feel Bad About Abandoning a Classic

I just abandoned a classic book. I listened for 10 of its 19 hours, and it wasn’t growing on me. In truth, part of this was the narrator. She voiced the main character with a breathy voice I found annoying. But it’s much more than that. Why do we expect a book written...

I Refuse to Pick My Favorite Book

Next week PBS’ Great American Read series kicks back into gear. Along with the show, PBS has been running a poll. They want people to vote for their favorite book. The May kickoff show was interesting, and I’m happy as hell to hear people talking about books. (Hint:...

2017: My Reading Year in Review

Even when I don’t consistently post a summary about the books I’ve read each month, I do keep statistics. Each blog post or book review is posted under the categories of either Resist, Relax, or Learn. I also keep track of number of books, number of pages, and authors...

July 2017 Reading Summary

July was quintessential summer reading for me. Look at all those books in my relax category! Some of them were actually pretty heavy topics, but they don’t truly fit into either Learn or Resist. Either way, I read some gems in July and the reviews are posted...

24in48 Readathon Plans July 2017

This weekend is the 24in48 readathon, which happens twice a year. In fact, I’m listening to an audiobook as I write. Multitasking works for me sometimes! Here are my answers to the opening questions, and above you’ll find my physical book stack. I have a...

June 2017 Reading Summary

I’m finally posting my June reading summary. Oops, I meant to do this a few weeks ago (#newbookblogger). June included a week of vacation for me, which doesn’t necessarily mean reading more. I do think it influenced me to read more fiction, because I...

May 2017 Reading Summary

When you look at my May reading summary, it’s clear where my mind has been lately. Even though I’ve established the three categories, there’s certainly crossover between Resist and Learn. I’ve learned a ton from my recent resistance reads. As...