READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 5 (with spoilers)

A weight has been lifted from my shoulders, because I. am. FINISHED. With. Les. Misérables! I completed my reading of The Brick just after midnight on Tuesday. I had finished Volume 4 just hours before and written some scant thoughts on it (which you can see here; there's also posts on Volumes 1, 2 and … Continue reading READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 5 (with spoilers)

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READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 3 (with spoilers)

Every week I'm falling farther behind on finishing volumes of The Brick. In case you haven't been paying attention, I'm participating in a group read of "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo. It's hosted by Emma at The Terror of Knowing and Liz at Travel in Retrospect. Thank you both; you've sufficiently ruined my life. [Need … Continue reading READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 3 (with spoilers)

READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 1 (with spoilers)

Never did I ever think I'd be attempting to read "Les Misérables" again, yet here we are. I blame Emma over at The Terror of Knowing for luring me back to The Brick, which I first tried to read in 2016-17ish. It's OK, though. Reading something overwhelming like this deserves to be blogged about, and … Continue reading READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 1 (with spoilers)

Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”

Yesterday afternoon, I traveled with three fellow Book Swap pals to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, where we attended a reading and signing by "Everything You Want Me to Be" author Mindy Mejia. First off, I wanna say that Mindy is hilarious. She told us how, while making breakfast for her two young children … Continue reading Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”