3 books I’ve DNF’d lately

I’ve gotten REALLY GOOD at not finishing books that aren’t making me happy. My reading time is precious and I don’t want to waste with books I’m not excited to read. Here’s three books I’ve recently given up on1: ODY-C Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward | Goodreads What it’s about: Scifi retelling of The Odyssey, with a gender-flipped cast. Set in space! Why I DNF’d it: I love the idea of this Read More …

My #lunchtimeread is: Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold

I’ve finally started my reread of the Vorkosigan saga! I loved the first eight or so books when I read them last year, and so far I’m loving them just as much this second time around. I’m currently somewhere in the last half of the second book, Barrayar, and I’m having a hard time putting my Kindle down to do things like, y’know, going to sleep at night.  In her first trial by fire, Cordelia Naismith Read More …

Currently Reading: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine comes out this June; I got my copy from NetGalley!  Omg y’all! This book is so amazing! It’s a rebelling of the twelve dancing princesses fairy tale, set in 1920s New York with flappers! I’m about 25% into it and I am LOVING everything about it. The writing, the characters, the dancing and flapping! (Flappering?)  Admittedly my suspension of disbelief is taking a tumble as the Read More …

Podcasts for books lovers, part 3: Blogging

I have a huge commute nowadays (~5 hours round trip and I am totally for serious about that) which is mostly a really boring bus ride when it isn’t punctuated by flashers or foul stenches. Thus I have been listening to a LOT of podcasts! What are podcasts? They’re kind of like what old radio shows used to be: people talking into a microphone about all kinds of topics. There are comedy podcasts, drama podcasts, Read More …

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Spring 2014

Book pile is here. I have 27 books ready and I’d like to read 5 of them. Places I will be updating (besides on the blog): Goodreads | Instagram | Twitter I forgot a really good tip yesterday! Start your books on quarterly chunks and update your posts/visit blogs/tweet things in the minutes between. For example: if I finish a book at 6:37, I have until 6:45 or 7:00 (or later) to start a new Read More …

The spring 24 hour #readathon is here!

I’m finally able to participate in the 24 Hour Readathon again! Huzzah! The last time I was able to participate was in Fall 2011, practically the stone age in internet time. This will be my seventh time participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! New to the readathon? Never fear! I wrote up some tips in previous years that still apply today: First, pick lots of short books. Or pick one really long one and read Read More …

Podcasts for book lovers, part 2: Non-Fiction

I have a huge commute nowadays (~5 hours round trip and I am totally for serious about that) which is mostly a really boring bus ride when it isn’t punctuated by flashers or foul stenches. Thus I have been listening to a LOT of podcasts! What are podcasts? They’re kind of like what old radio shows used to be: people talking into a microphone about all kinds of topics. There are comedy podcasts, drama podcasts, Read More …

Podcasts for book lovers, part 1: Fiction

I have a huge commute nowadays (~5 hours round trip and I am totally for serious about that) which is mostly a really boring bus ride when it isn’t punctuated by flashers or foul stenches. Thus I have been listening to a LOT of podcasts! What are podcasts? They’re kind of like what old radio shows used to be: people talking into a microphone about all kinds of topics. There are comedy podcasts, drama podcasts, Read More …

3 books I want to read sooner than later

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. Revenge When Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes’s Gift, the Queen of Attolia lost more than a mythical relic. She lost face. Everyone knew that Eugenides had outwitted and escaped her. To restore her reputation and reassert her power, the Queen of Attolia will go to any length and accept any help that is offered…she will risk her country to execute the perfect revenge. …but Eugenides Read More …