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July 2017 Reading Log

This month my days have fallen into the lazy rhythm of summer, and life is good. Lately I’ve been focusing on reading deeply, if not widely, and I find that I enjoy one book much more than jumping back and forth between several at a time. There’s a season for that too, but not right… Continue reading July 2017 Reading Log

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Book Chat: Of Cats and Men

It’s Monday morning, let’s get into some book chat! Next up… Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen, by Sam Kalda “My relationship with cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.” — William S. Burroughs Start date: 7/16/2017 Finish date: 7/17/2017 Genre: Nonfiction Format: Hardcover Source: Blogging for Books 3… Continue reading Book Chat: Of Cats and Men

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TBT: Bookshelf Organization

Last weekend I reorganized my bookshelves. Again! They’ve been in rainbow color order since we moved into the new house, but after a recent purge there were large chunks of empty spaces and instead of shifting everything back into ROY G BIV order, I decided to rearrange. I was tired of having all the series… Continue reading TBT: Bookshelf Organization

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June 2017 Reading Log

It feels like summer is in full swing already! June was full of stormy weather, ice cream, splashing in the neighborhood pool, meat on the grill, and luckily for me… reading! To me, summer reading means fast-paced novels, maybe leaning more toward contemporary and/or romance than usual, re-reading old favorites, and inhaling a whole series… Continue reading June 2017 Reading Log

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Book Chat: The Gatekeepers

It’s Monday morning, let’s get into some book chat! I’ve never followed politics so closely as I have since the 2016 election, so this book was right up my alley. Next up… The Gatekeepers: How the White House  Chiefs of  Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple “If it’s between good and bad, somebody else will deal… Continue reading Book Chat: The Gatekeepers

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2017 Reading Challenge: Second Quarter Update

This year I’ve joined Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge to give me a bit more structure in my reading life, and somehow we’ve reached the halfway point of 2017 already! Let’s check in for a status update on the Reading for Fun challenge, shall we? Checked Off in the Second Quarter: A book recommended by someone with… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge: Second Quarter Update

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May 2017 Reading Log

May is always a big month, full of birthdays and graduations and weddings, and this year seemed especially full, with my 30th birthday looming at the end of it. In my reading life, I devoured a few non-fiction parenting books and then completely forgot how to read for most of the month, until I got… Continue reading May 2017 Reading Log