Attention, book blog universe! I have returned. A lot has changed since my last entry. My husband and I both have new jobs and have moved from a small town in Southeast Iowa to the bustling metropolis of Des Moines, our state's capital city. We're pretty much settled in our new home, and my thoughts … Continue reading REVIEW: “Capital Gaines” by Chip Gaines
BINGO! As you can see, I've gotten two bingos since the last time I posted about WBB (which has been far too long ago!). Not YA: "Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia White Cover: "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney FREE SPACE Science Fiction: "Three Years with the Rat" by … Continue reading Winter Bookish Bingo update
My goodness! Where did January go? In terms of reading during the first month of 2017, I was incredibly busy – 12 books! I'm slacking a bit with my blog and my reviews lately ... still need to review two of the books I finished in January. In my defense, there's been a lot of … Continue reading January wrap-up
It's been over a week since my first progress report on Winter Bookish Bingo, so I thought I'd give you all an update. I've filled three more spots on my WBB card since New Year's Day: Not YA: "Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia Survival: "Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication … Continue reading Winter Bookish Bingo update
"Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music" by James Rhodes Bloomsbury USA, 304 pages (originally published in 2014 in the UK by Canongate Books) Expected publication date: Feb. 7, 2017 ISBN: 163286696X "My own personal 'Goldberg Variations' began as a 7lb baby screaming my lungs out, and my life so far has consisted of many … Continue reading Review: “Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music”
Happy 2017, all! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve/Day. On Saturday, Jared and I had a late lunch with his parents (mainly to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday). Then, we spent the evening with friends – eating more food, drinking delicious beverages, playing Jackbox games and laughing ourselves silly. Yesterday was … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Happy New Year's Eve! To wrap up 2016, I've filled out this year-end book survey I first discovered at Stephanie's Book Reviews. It is hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner. Number of books you read: 46 Number of re-reads: 1 Genre you read the most from: Historical fiction 1. Best book you read in 2016? … Continue reading End of year book survey
How is it already December?! We don't even have our tree up yet ... *sob* November was a busy month in many ways, and reading and acquiring books was no exception to the rule. November reads Click on the covers for my reviews November book haul Due to a streak of luck with Goodreads … Continue reading November recap