Weekly Meeting: A Few of Memoirs and Reviewing October

Books Discussed: You’re Never Weird on the Internet Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Eating and Drinking: Chai tea from Mill No. 5 with keylime and ginger almonds I like celebrity memoirs.  Primarily because the celebrities that interest me are funny people or because it’s a micro-memoir (see Christi’s meeting for As You Wish).  JustRead more

My Parents Made Me The Reader I Am Today

My first book related memory is learning to read with my parents.  I remember sitting on my father’s lap and reading Ramona the Pest.  I must have been about 5 years old at the time.  I am not entirely sure the memory is accurate.  It doesn’t matter, this was a common occurrence during my childhood.Read more

Weekly Meeting: A Bunch of Non-Fiction

Read: Salt: A World History The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary Bull Run Eating and Drinking: A salad and water (OMG I have no more room- went to an Octoberfest event in town and ate sausage and drank beer.) This is going to be a short meeting post.  I amRead more

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Recap

Happy Sunday!  I hope it is at least.  I am wrapping up the readathon by simply waking up and getting Cedric Doggery to the vet.  So, how did I do? 6:30- 11:30: Cedric dominated my morning reading.  My plan for hour sprints with each item was screwed by him and his inability to poop.  MyRead more

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: So It Begins

Good morning!  It is 6:48am on Saturday and I am starting Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.  Cedric, as per usual, has dictated when things happen.  He refuses to poop so we are on the sofa listening to an audiobook (rather than watching tv).  I have been creating a list of books that I am going toRead more

The TBR Pile: How I Actually Get Books

I have a massive TBR shelf.  In fact, it is technically a bookcase and a pile and 2 ebook readers.  I actually spend very little money on books.  For me, buying a copy means I love it so much I want to keep it incase I need to read it again.  Either that or IRead more

Weekly Meeting: Clearing the Queue

Book Read: The Bridegroom Eating and Drinking Tea I got from Capital Tea while I was in DC The book I finished this week was part of the Book Lust Challenge and the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.  I mention this so you can understand that I love challenges.  I do National Novel Writing MonthRead more

Leaving on a Jet Plane- Reading While Travelling

I m sitting in a hotel in Washington DC for the WikiCon USA conference writing this.  This is becoming one of my favorite conferences to attend since it is all about Wikipedia. I am one of those readers who brings many books to read while away.  This is why I like having ebook readers.  It isRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Anticipation Was More Enjoyable Than the Book

Book Finished: The Girl in the Spider’s Web Eating and Drinking: Leftover take out Hard Apple Cider Carly Simon sung about anticipation.  Rocky Horror Picture Show makes you wait for Dr. Frankenfurter to finish the word.  Readers feel it each time they wait for another book to come out in their favorite series. I loveRead more

My Favorite Authors – AKA TAKE MY MONEY!

Last week I told you about my Pride and Prejudice obsession.  If I see a pretty or important copy of P&P, I will give you my money.  There are actually quite a few authors I will order books from.  This list is not just those I will read without question.  These are authors I loveRead more