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Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

I've been wanting to read Marilynne Robinson for years, but was terrified. I knew that she was smart and loved and revered. I also knew that her writing is considered top-notch. I finally got the guts to tackle one despite my fears - Gilead. After receiving bad news from his doctor, John Ames decided to… Continue reading Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

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Library Checkout – January 2019

Thank you to Bookish Beck for creating and hosting this link up! This is a fun one, especially because it reminds me how incredible the public library is. And I'm so lucky that my librarians are so kind and I'm slowly becoming more brave about making special requests. Go visit your local library - they… Continue reading Library Checkout – January 2019

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Ten Most Recent Additions to My Reading List

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for posting this weekly link-up. Today's topic explores books recently added to my wish list. I feel like the list is ever-expanding and link-ups like this don't help me exercise much self control!! I recently discovered Marilynne Robinson and I'm ready to devour her, despite… Continue reading Ten Most Recent Additions to My Reading List

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Writers Walk

https://twitter.com/marykarrlit/status/1071582297437151232 Mary Karr, who I think I might be distantly related to (by marriage), wrote that tweet on December 8 and I can't stop thinking about it. And she's right. I'm slowly picking my way through Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, and it's amazing how many writers and thinkers swear by their walks. It shouldn't… Continue reading Writers Walk

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Books I Meant to Read in 2018 But Didn’t Get To

It's Tuesday! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting this weekly link-up. This week's topic is probably the easiest yet: books that I meant to read last year but didn't get to! 2018 was a slow reading year for me, so there were a ton of books that I would have loved to tackle.… Continue reading Books I Meant to Read in 2018 But Didn’t Get To

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Top Ten Tuesday – New to Me Authors I Read in 2018

It's time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting this weekly link-up. This week's topic is New to Me Authors that I read in 2018. Last year feels like a lost year, so I'm glad that I keep my notebook of books that I've read, otherwise I'd have no chance… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – New to Me Authors I Read in 2018

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Bookish Confessions: I Lied to My Librarian

I lied to my librarian last week and feel like a horrible human being. Here's the story. I was on the state-wide waiting list for Michelle Obama's new book, Becoming, and the length of the list was incredible. I'd noticed that my library hadn't yet added the book to their catalog, so I sent an… Continue reading Bookish Confessions: I Lied to My Librarian