Reading Challenge #49: A Book You Got From a Used Book Sale

Title: Foundation and Empire Author: Isaac Asimov How it fulfills the challenge: Every year our library has two huge book sales put on by the Friends of the Library. I helped run the fall sale, but I went a day early to check out all the books. I ended up with a huge box of books for  both … Continue reading Reading Challenge #49: A Book You Got From a Used Book Sale

Top Ten Tuesday: 7 Great Books My Mom Recommended

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about book recommendations. I've read lots of great books that people suggest to me, so I wasn't sure how to narrow down this topic until I thought about the one person with whom I … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 7 Great Books My Mom Recommended

Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

  The first completed series on my list was one I read for book club. Our reading list for the year includes 4 trilogies, and this was the first one up. Series Breakdown: Books in Order: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant Favorite Book: Divergent Genres/Keywords: science fiction, young adult, dystopic My Average Rating: 3.33 What These Books … Continue reading Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

A NaNoWriMo Retrospective

So I'm now coming down off the NaNoWriMo writing high, and I must say that it is nice to shower and get dressed before noon or leave the house without feeling like the world is ending, but in a way it's bittersweet too. It's so easy to fall back into not-writing. Writing comes naturally, but … Continue reading A NaNoWriMo Retrospective

NaNoWriMo–or How November Might Kill Me

So you may have noticed that it's been a little quieter than usual around here. That's because I'm participating in my first ever NaNoWriMo (like so many things, it's taken me a long time to jump on the bandwagon). I'm no stranger to writing sprints, as on a good writing day I've been known to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo–or How November Might Kill Me

Women Writers Reading Challenge #44: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

It's crazy to me that I haven't read anything by Le Guin before this book (which apparently is the fifth in a series, but there's no need to worry, you can jump right into this book without missing out on anything). She is a master of science fiction and her prose is just so good, … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #44: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Female Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from the Broke and the Bookish. Since today's topic was actually a freebie, I thought I'd do a list on the life blood of this year's reading challenge, which is all about female authors. Making this list wasn't as easy as I'd thought, as my true favorite author … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Female Authors