Welcome, dear reader, to my newest series! SHE WROTE is a series about women writers that have influenced me with their lives and works. Each week, I’ll profile a female author and share my personal experience with them, my favorite of their works, some links for further reading about them, and a checklist so you … Continue reading She Wrote: Mary Shelley
Hello, dear reader! Is it sunshiny and warm where you are? I hope so. It’s a beautiful morning here in the American South, and after a little time in the garden, piddling and taking photos, and a big delicious breakfast, I’m ready to take on the day. Another month is upon us, and it’s time … Continue reading May TBR
Hello, my dear reader! I hope you’re doing well, and that the birds are singing in your neck of the woods. They sure are in mine! As this space has shifted in response to the times (quarantine is changing the game for me), I want to begin a new series where you, my dear reader, … Continue reading Get to Know Me: A New Series
Dear reader, some of us have been in social isolation for over fifty days. Can you believe that? What a huge and bizarre number! I hope you’ve been finding ways to cope with all of this, whether that’s reading or doing something else. Last week I shared with you five ways I’ve been dealing with … Continue reading Quarantine Top Ten (Part Two!)
Happy Star Wars day! Today, the final movie in the new trilogy arrives on Disney+ as we celebrate the punniest day in the galaxy. Do you like Star Wars, dear reader? I’m not sure about you but the relationship I have with the franchise, rocky as it may sometimes be, is really founded more on … Continue reading May the Fourth Be with You: Star Wars Book Recommendations
I think, dear reader, that I start all of these wrap-up posts with “can you believe this month is over?”, and every time it’s genuine! So, without further ado: Can you believe April is over? Here in the fine state of Georgia, we’re experiencing a wet and rather cool spring, so when I go outside … Continue reading The Caribbean: Wrap-up!
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!)
What a weird month this has been! We’ve been in quarantine for the majority of this month, but luckily, all my library holds for Central America came in before the libraries closed. I had a pretty successful reading month and, as usual, really enjoyed the stories I read for this month. Here’s a what I … Continue reading Central America: Wrap-up
I hope everyone had an informative and reflective Black History Month! This month for the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge we read for Black America (#ownvoices selections from Black American authors). Here’s what I read, listened to, and who I followed this month! What I Read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: … Continue reading Black America: Wrap-up!