I like to think I've always been a reader. I remember my parents reading to me; I remember Scholastic book fairs and designated reading time in elementary school; I remember walking to and from the library every single weekend; I remember always being a reader. And thinking about my history of reading also got me thinking about the people who inspired . . .
I've never been good at writing. But I loved the idea of starting a blog and sharing my thoughts about the books I love. It started out as (and still is) simply a place where I can rant about books. I may have an English degree, and I may have presented semi-okay academic papers at literary conferences, but my book reviews are . . .
Since joining in 2014, I added a crazy number of books to my TBR. Like, 600+ books. And many of them were really crappy-looking books that only had, like, 50 ratings. I'm not saying you should only read megahits... Personally, I usually don't find independently-published books very good. I've read quite a few of them, and to be frank, they are . . .
Good evening and welcome to my final post of 2018. For years I've been doing the same little NYE post as a kind of recap of the past year, and I enjoy it more and more every year. Non-book-wise, this was a pretty busy year. My girlfriend and I celebrated 3 years of dating. We also worked at the same place for over 6 months and managed not to . . .
The answer, my dear readers, is yes: it is. I've been blogging about books for over 4 years now and instagramming about books (or bookstagramming) for about 2. In all time that, I never really sat down to think about or appreciate what technology has done for the literary world. That is, not until I read ...
Back in January, I wrote about how I was thinking about trying audiobooks and bookish podcasts. Well, I'm here to tell you that I did try both of these. In fact, it quickly became the best part about my job. I did listen to the So Many Damn Books podcast for a while, but then Goodreads kept throwing my stupid reading challenge in my . . .
I do not consider myself a good writer (hence wanting to be an editor). My book reviews are often super opinionated and written casually. Nevertheless, writing these reviews has helped keep my passion for reading alive and given me the opportunity to have something of my own. It may not be much, but it's important to me. My blog also . . .
I remember the days before going to college. The days of being stuck at my mom's house with nothing to do and pretty much being miserable 24/7. I don't really want to go into all those details, but my point is, I had infinite time and desire to read. One summer I read all of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Another year I read 90+ books. Back then, books were . . .
So, wow, what a year. A lot of changes this year: graduated college, moved from southern to central Ohio, started a new job, started volunteer proofreading, revamped my blog/socials. A lot of firsts this year, too: first car, first apartment, first time actually adulting (learning to budget, pay bills, manage a . . .
I'm a couple days late, but you know how it goes... Another year has gone by---somehow---and here we are celebrating my blogaversary again. I'm sure, as always, you're super interested in me and my life (ha ha), so here's a more lengthy update into my sad existence. I graduated back in May from The University of…