Book Tags, Bookish

The Christmas Song Book Tag

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all the wonderful music!  I play a little piano, and my Christmas music songbooks are my favorite to play.  I practice them from October on, and I listen to Christmas music while I read as much as I'm able between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  So, when… Continue reading The Christmas Song Book Tag

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Bookish, Wrap Ups

Book Wrap-Up: November 2018

It's November, and it's time for another reading wrap-up! I read 16 books in the month of November.  I'm excited to review them all! A note about this and future wrap-ups: WordPress has updated their "word processor" editing space (for better or worse), and I'm still learning how it works.  I think some of the… Continue reading Book Wrap-Up: November 2018

Bookish, Reviews

Review: “Once Upon a River,” Diane Setterfield

Thank you to BookishFirst and Emily Bestler Books (Atria) for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. One chilly night, a four-year-old girl turns up at a tavern on the Thames.  Everyone thinks she has drowned, until she opens her eyes. No one is sure who this girl is--she… Continue reading Review: “Once Upon a River,” Diane Setterfield

Book Recommendations, Bookish

Book Recommendations: Family

Thank you for being patient, as I took a little hiatus to celebrate Thanksgiving! This time of year is all about family for my husband and me.  Thinking about all of the get-togethers and parties we have planned got me thinking about some of my favorite books that feature families.  So, I thought I would… Continue reading Book Recommendations: Family

Book Tags, Bookish

Fall Book Tag

Hey, book world! As I've said a few times, November is proving to be a very slow reading month for me.  So today, I'm going to keep it simple and give you another book tag! (These are also just super fun and I love them!)   Today, I'm doing the Fall Book Tag, originally created… Continue reading Fall Book Tag

Writing

NaNoWriMo: The Writing Month for the Reader

Hello, Bibliophiles! My November reading has started off very slowly, because I am participating in  NaNoWriMo!  This will be my fourth year participating, and my second consecutive year.  I'm working on the second half of a novel I started last November (and I'm nervous about reaching 100,000 words total...that's a looong book!).  I'm having a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Writing Month for the Reader

Bookish, Wrap Ups

Book Wrap-Up: October 2018

Hey, y'all!  Happy November! [I just realized this post never went up on Thursday...whoops!] This month, I read 23 books.  I'm so excited to share them with you!   Call Me By Your Name Andre Aciman Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent… Continue reading Book Wrap-Up: October 2018

Bookish, Reviews

Review: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” emily m. danforth

I have intended to sit down and write this review for so long.  I kept hoping to catch a showing of the film, but I haven't yet.  Now, I'm worried if I wait much longer, I won't be able to remember the book in enough detail to write a coherent review!  So, without waiting any… Continue reading Review: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” emily m. danforth

Book Recommendations, Bookish

Creepy Book Recommendations

In celebration of the season, I'm sharing with you a list of some of my favorite creepy/spooky October reads!  I've split things out into categories, so feel free to skip around to what interests you most.   If you're looking for classic creepy stories.. I love a good "classic," and I've come to really enjoy… Continue reading Creepy Book Recommendations

Bookish, Reviews

Review: “Virgil Wander,” Leif Enger

Happy Fall, Bookworms! In my part of the world, we've had a LOT of really hot days in a row.  Today is the *first* real *fall* feeling day, and I'm so ready for it! I have a quick book review for you today.  This is for a book that I picked up in hopes that… Continue reading Review: “Virgil Wander,” Leif Enger