"Honestly, one of the things that keeps me up at night is the fact that I will never read every book in existence."
Today, I mentioned to my journalism students that I finished my 38th book of the year last night. Their heads whipped around in amazement.
First off: Are you on Goodreads?! It is one of my favorite social media platforms, because, of course, it centers around books. I love peaking at what my friends are reading and finding book recommendations based on what I've already read.
This year, I made a not-so-resolution to be a better reader. (I made a lot of not-so-resolutions, in that I wrote none of them down, made no actionable goals for them, but still think of it as a lofty dream...) This version of me, the "better reader" would read all of the books I currently … Continue reading On Quitting Books
This year, I didn't receive one book or bookish gift card for Christmas. What?! I know. I did get a really cool Harry Potter themed gift from my aunt and uncle, and I used my Christmas money to buy a new bookshelf (that I'm obsessssssed with), but no one gave me books for the first … Continue reading The Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa
Occasionally, I read a book about a book lover. Authors love to create characters who love to read, and I find myself instantly connecting with characters who love reading as much as I do. Today, I've gathered a few quotes from books and characters who just GET what it's like to read a book that … Continue reading Quotable Quotes: For the Love of Reading
The month of June was a long one, in which NOT A SINGLE BOOK WAS READ. Seriously. How does that even happen in my world?As a result, I have amassed a large LARGE stack of novels that have been given/loaned to me over the past two months. Then, there are also the books that were … Continue reading The Books Are Glaring At Me.
Whew. One holiday down, just a few more to go.If you are anything like me, you're having trouble moving today, and your pants fit just a little tighter. I'm not complaining. This Cyber Monday has afforded me the opportunity to really outline my gift giving plans. I've already started buying presents, of course, but somehow, … Continue reading Gift Guides: Book Nerds
As evidenced by my many posts, I love books. It's really hard for me to accept anyone who says they don't like to read, mostly because I just assume they haven't found *their* book yet. You readers know what I'm taking about. At some point in your life, a book found it's way into your … Continue reading Right in The Feels
"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame." - Oscar WildeHappy Banned Books Week! My undergraduate minor is in Library Science, and (obviously) libraries hold a special place in my heart. I mean, where else can you get nearly any book you want for free? Over the … Continue reading Happy Banned Books Week!