BCof1 Monthly Book Club: Emma (part 2)

I didn’t finish reading Emma. WHAT? I KNOW, RIGHT! Here’s what’s going on with that… Okay, I didn’t finish reading Emma.  I basically stopped caring about the original book.  So, when I didn’t get the audiobook back all that quickly, I decided to not fight it.  I decided to focus on what I wanted toRead more

BCof1 Monthly Book Club: Radium Girls

The first book we are discussing this October is The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, a non fiction book about the women who painted watch dials with radium paint in the early part of the 20th century. I want to start by telling you how much I love this book.  I can’t do that becauseRead more

BCof1 Monthly Book Club – September Pt. 2

I had a weird month of reading.  It was dominated by long audiobooks that I started, had to return before I finished, and then ended up at the end of a long waitlist before getting again.  I love Overdrive, but it does present a problem for continuity.  This has caused 2 problems with reading EmmaRead more

BCo1 Monthly Book Club – September pt.1

You might remember that I am trying something new to bring books (other than my own) back to the blog.  This 2 part monthly book club features a classic and a new-ish book.  This week we are going to discuss Alex and Eliza. I listened to the audiobook for Alex and Eliza on the bus trip toRead more

Book Club of 1 Monthly Book Club

Remember on Monday how I said I wanted a way to bring books back into this blog?  Well, I figured it out.  Actually, I figured it out weeks ago, but I am officially announcing it today.  This post is going to tell ou all about the Book Club of 1 Monthly Book Club! Basics TheRead more

Talking about Reading and Books

The Reader, The Author, and The Library

I’m in the mood to talk about reading again for a while. I blame going to all these librarian and book conferences! I always come back from them feeling like this. That’s how this blog got started, after all. Today, I want to address the disconnection between the reader, the author, and the library. AsRead more

Revisiting Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Last summer, when this was more of a book blog, I took on the task of re-reading the Harry Potter series.  In that time I only got through books 1-4 and then other books distracted me again.  This summer I am revisiting the Harry Potter books, but not necessarily blogging about them all.  I startedRead more

Local Book Event: Pulp & Press IV

Recap of Pulp & Press: Adventures and Lessons

This past weekend was an annual book event called Pulp & Press.  It is done at Mill No. 5, an old mill that has been converted into a spot to shop locally.  I have talked about the Mill before.  Serpentine Books is there.  I am frequently at the coffee shop to write or meet people.Read more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long: Wrap Up and What’s Next

I want to share a conversation I had with a family member recently.  The wonderful thing about having written a modernization of Persuasion is that so many people I know are picking up the original book to understand the source material before they read my book.  While I, in no way, think I accomplished withRead more