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#goals #help

I almost applied for post-grad school. Can you believe that? I just got done with the whole get-your-education thing (it took me 10 years to get my BA and MA) and I was suddenly considering going back into the mess of deadlines and debt to get my PhD. To avoid making any hasty decisions, I… Continue reading #goals #help

Book Reviews

A bit of light reading for a dreary day.

In the interest of starting this week out right, I'll toss a title your way for a little light, witty reading. Sound good? Comedy is a must around these parts. You know, laughter being the best medicine and all that. Have you read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling?… Continue reading A bit of light reading for a dreary day.

Book Reviews

Book Talk….on a Thursday. Because we’re rebels.

Have we all gotten over 2013 by now? It's been a whole day so we should be moving on, right? I am moving on in every way, but perhaps most importantly by setting a new reading goal. As some of you know, my goal for 2013 was 75 books. It was a good goal---a great… Continue reading Book Talk….on a Thursday. Because we’re rebels.

Book Reviews

A little fantasy fiction to brighten up our Tuesday. And possibly a small rant on femininity.

Goood morning! I've been to the gym already. There is coffee ready and waiting for me to enjoy at my leisure. It's a beautiful day and, of course, the perfect day to have a little book talk. As you all may know, I'm a girl. As such, I enjoy reading books with female leads. I… Continue reading A little fantasy fiction to brighten up our Tuesday. And possibly a small rant on femininity.

Book Reviews

A Modern Masterpiece or Why Kaela Is Crying All Alone On The Couch

You guys!!! This is our first Book Talk Tuesday. Don't panic---I know we've been doing book stuff on Mondays, but we're changing things. Tuesday is the day for books from here on. Sound good? Whew! Good. I knew you'd be okay with it. Thanks. 🙂 Occasionally, I like to read a book that represents struggle… Continue reading A Modern Masterpiece or Why Kaela Is Crying All Alone On The Couch

Book Reviews

Promises, promises. Oh, and an overdue book review.

I told you guys a lie. It was an accidental lie, but I'm sorry still. It's terrible to be the misleader-of-trusting-innocents like yourselves. I said we'd be talking about Jack Flacco's Ranger Martin and the Zombie Apocalypse this week. And then I changed my mind. We're going to talk about it next week, and it… Continue reading Promises, promises. Oh, and an overdue book review.

Book Reviews

Book hangovers and other Monday problems.

Oh. My. Gosh. You guys. I just finished Veronica Roth's Allegiant. I don't want to spoil any of it for you. I won't, I promise. But you should know that her Divergent trilogy is 100% worth reading. The characters are dynamic and complex and the story is compelling and relevant in all kinds of ways… Continue reading Book hangovers and other Monday problems.

Book Reviews

I haven’t reviewed a book since high school. How does this work again?

"I should review John Marsden's Tomorrow Series," I said. "Because it's awesome and not nearly popular enough."So that's what I'm going to do. Just to be clear, I have no illusions that this review will make the series' popularity skyrocket. Also, I have little to zilch experience reviewing books, although I read them with a… Continue reading I haven’t reviewed a book since high school. How does this work again?

Book Reviews

I just want to be reading.

I have tried three times to write today's post. (This was yesterday....so four times?) Please, pause a moment and lower your expectations for what you're about to read. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. I'm still transitioning out of vacation mode...I think. Or maybe I'm just being a little lazy. I did scrub the house… Continue reading I just want to be reading.