The Underground Railroad – and a mind going in about a thousand directions

My first finish of 2017 was an incredible one.  I started The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead at the end of December, confident that I'd finish it before 2016 ended given that it's just over 300 pages.  This book had a strange push/pull for me.  I was captivated by the story, but I had to put it... Continue Reading →

2017 Goals

Happy New Year!  2017 is finally here and I am stoked for a ton of reasons.  New years always feel like a fresh start.  I love setting specific and measurable goals (can't you tell that I work in Quality Assurance?) and plugging away to reach them.  I know that this is a reading and writing... Continue Reading →

2016 Wrap Up

Whew!  I was worried that this post wouldn't happen before the year ended, but I am just getting it in!  I also want to do a 2017 Goal post, but that can wait until the New Year if I need to. 2016 has been a strange year for me.  I went from working full time... Continue Reading →

The Goldfinch

What is it about these kinds of books?  I think I can say that I loved everything about this book - wait, probably not everything.  The characters were shady and I didn't always like them.  But their shadiness is what made the book work, so I guess I can say that I liked them. Now... Continue Reading →

What I’m Reading Wednesdays

It's been a long time since I've posted a What I'm Reading Wednesday!  Since having kids, I can only count on reading sometime after 8pm - and sometimes not even then, depending on how well they're sleeping!  But I keep telling myself that I'll have the rest of my life to read whenever I want... Continue Reading →

YA Binge

I've been on a YA binge this week.  #sorrynotsorry I want to say that it's because life is just so much simpler in a YA - but these YA books certainly were NOT!  So I'll just be honest - it was the love stories that drew me in.  There.  I've said it.  I adore teenage... Continue Reading →

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