Escaping from Reality

Thanks to #teachingduringcovid* all I’m reading are bodice-ripper historical romances because they’re as far removed from reality as I can get without dragons and aliens. *I’ve read 101 books this year so far, which is 81 past my goal for 2020, thanks to Covid. Also thanks to Covid, my brain can only handle so much… so if…

MCPL Winter Reading Challenge

It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted anything about books. I assure you, that does NOT mean I have not been reading! This is my second year entering the contest and I love it. The Facebook group is great, I loved seeing everyone’s posts about what they were reading. I definitely added A LOT…

What I Am Reading

It’s cold and rainy here, so I’ve lit all my candles, poured myself some whiskey, and am going to escape to the 14th century Highlands (where they have surprisingly modern hygiene standards and feminist ideals! 😂) Originally, my GoodReads Reading Challenge was to finish 20 books. It’s April 14 and I’ve already met my goal,…

What I am Reading

I’m pretty proud of myself! Since finishing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in September, I’ve actually made good on my promise to finish the entire Harry Potter series before December 31. I’m almost 25% into the last book and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Even more amazing is that I’ve exceeded my 2019 Reading…

There’s a first time for everything!

And this time is the first time I’ve completed a GoodReads Reading Challenge. Not only that, I completed it with 3.5 months to spare. Do you know what that means?! After years of barely hitting the double digits of books read per y ear, I may actually hit 20 books before 2020! Woohoo! How are…

MCPL Winter Reading Challenge

I did it! Not only did I complete 5 books in less than 3 months (a feat I haven’t accomplished in decades!), I completed a reading challenge, too! The point of the challenge was to read 5 books that took you somewhere new. I’ve always treated reading as a way to escape and to learn,…

Reading Challenge 2019

I’m not really sure why I continue to do these (lol), I never meet my goal. I do, however, have a phenomenal time failing because… hello! Books!! Please join me on this adventure! I am also involved in the Mid-Continent Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge. For that, I have to read any five books before…

2018 Reading Challenge

I enjoyed 2017, not tying myself down to a specific reading list; however, I missed the challenge of finding new books that fit obscure criteria. So this year, I am combining the best of both worlds. My goal is to finish 25 books, including some re-reads, while also stretching myself by completing as many that…

2017 Reading Challenge Failure

I did not complete my reading challenge for 2017, but I got a lot closer than I thought I would! According to GoodReads, I was 12 behind schedule on December 31. Actually, I’m only 11 behind. After I (re)read A Little Princess, I read my great aunt’s self-published memoir and I’m counting that! Here’s a list…

2017 Reading Challenge

June 18, 2017 My goal this year is to read 30 books; according to GoodReads, I’m 5 books behind schedule, but I’m not worried. Yes, the year is almost half over, but I still have the rest of the summer and some school breaks to “rush” through a few novels 🙂 Rick Porrelo’s The Rise and…