Dear reader, when was the last time you deliberately avoided reading for any amount of time? I'm not talking "force myself to put down this book so I can get at least four hours of sleep" or "I have to finish this project before I can figure out what happens next". I'm talking "don't pick … Continue reading Reading Deprivation: An Exercise
Hello, dear reader! Wow, what a pair of months we've had, eh? I'm not sure about how things look in your neck of the woods, but in Georgia, our governor made a controversial decision to reopen some of the state after nearly two months of social-distancing and self-isolating. While this decision isn't one that I … Continue reading Quarantine Top Ten (Part One!)
I've made a lot of resolutions -- no, let's call them, "intentions" for 2020 that have to do with taking the next step in my life. I've felt my life to be really stagnant and still the past few years, and with the turn of the decade, I was inspired to make some real commitments … Continue reading 2020 Reading Challenges
Happy New Year! 2017 was a long year and I'm glad it's over, so I don't want to spend too much time talking about what's past. Still, I do want to take a minute to reflect on the year that's passed in order to make some goals and resolutions for myself in the future. I … Continue reading New Year, New Books
Life update! I'm now an assistant librarian! After I recovered from September (in which I went away to graduate school in England, had a mental breakdown, and promptly returned home), I moved through a hazy October that was more existential crisis than anything. I was really struggling with my dream of going away to school … Continue reading I’m an Assistant Librarian now!
I seriously cannot believe November is over. The last few months have been a blur, but I have to say November was one of the nicest months I've had this fall, thought, sure, it was full of hard things too. I resolved the morning of November 1 that I would not have a repeat of … Continue reading Back and Forward: November and December
My favorite day is a stay-inside-all-day reading day -- the kind that involves a lot of hot drinks, preferably some gloomy weather, a nice and long TBR stack, and lots and lots of coziness. I've spent the past three days perfecting my reading day, and I think I may have crafted my recipe for all … Continue reading Reading Day Essentials