As book bloggers, we read a lot of books. I search out books I feel extremely confident that I will enjoy based on how sad they look and reviews from other book bloggers and twitter. It is also though the magic twitter that I discovered what may be the best podcast that I listen to.… Continue reading Worst Best Sellers: a podcast that you should really be listening to.
It happens to all of us, we're reading; devouring books for months and then out of nowhere there's a wall, and you can't finish a book to save your life. In October I reached 50 books read in 2017 and I, like, immediately hit that wall. I had never reached the 50 book mark which has… Continue reading The Dreaded Reading Slump
A year ago today, I was sitting at my desk at work, and I sent my friend Jen a series of text messages (like I do every day because I'm that friend). The first being "I'm pretty sure today is Alexander Hamilton's birthday" and then "I think I want to start a blog." So I… Continue reading A Year of Blogging
Thankfully 2017 has ended, and 2018 is upon us. I am not the biggest fan of resolutions, but I want to put down my 2018 reading/bookish goals. I did that a little bit last week, but it was more of let's kill 2017 than celebrating 2018. Also, I'm better at actually staying with the things… Continue reading Taking on 2018
TO THE MAX 2017 is thankfully ending this weekend, and I cannot wait for this shitshow of a year to be over. I've had some terrible years, but nothing this year has been mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting. It's been creatively draining and just altogether horrible. There have been bright moments, but looking at 2017… Continue reading Taking 2018 TO THE MAX
To everyone who participated NaNoWriMo this November, congratulations. To those still working on that last few hundred words, you got this, there's plenty of time, keep writing. Whether your goal was the 50K or 500 words, you're awesome, and I'm proud of you for attempting the task. In the words of the Prophet Chuck: Writing… Continue reading What comes after winning NaNoWriMo?
Like I promised in my WWW Wednesday post yesterday, I finished the Ron Chernow biography of George Washington. Washington: A Life is a beautifully written, incredibly well-written, biography that doesn't shy away from the darker parts of Washington's life. It's easy, as Americans, to hold George Washington in this Godlike stature that makes him seem… Continue reading Washington: The only adult in the room