Reading Challenge year 5! Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Hello bookish buddies. I'm back to celebrate year number 5(!) of the Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid challenge with Julie from The Redolent Mermaid. Our collaboration has outlasted many a celebrity marriage, and I'd argue, possesses more substance than most. We look forward to generating these lists for you, and for us, every year. What... Continue Reading →

2021 Reading Challenge: Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Here it is...The Scented Library and The Redolent Mermaid's fourth annual reading challenge! We've almost made it to 2021, *small sigh of relief, hearts full of hope and fingers crossed. If you, like myself, didn't complete 2020's challenge, no judgement. It turns out I'm not a pandemic reader and I'm ok with that. We all... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday- Fall 2019 TBR

Keeping it semi-short and sweet with my Fall to-be-read list. Each of these titles coordinates with a prompt from my reading co-challenge: Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid. 75% of the year has already passed, and I'm 66% completed; these are the final ten to bring the reading year home: 1. The Testaments by Margaret... Continue Reading →

Summer TBR list

Summer reading programs officially kick-off at libraries across the country today, including mine. I'm eager to see the little ones' excited faces as they turn in their reading logs for prizes and enjoy reading our adult participants' book reviews. The program adds a bit more paperwork to the job, but it's all worth it. In the... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews: Scythe, The Dry, The Power

Greetings fellow readers, time for another Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid mini-update. I have been in reading binge mode lately and felt the need to review a few so as not to unload them all upon you at once. Young adult--dystopian --apocalyptic vision --challenging --Science fiction, death --Skynet just became self-aware Scythe by Neal... Continue Reading →

Reading Challenge Finale 2017

December is coming to a close and alas, so is the 2017 reading challenge I joined, hosted by the Redolent Mermaid. During September's update, I was doing dismally. Although I've since finally finished the Harry Potter series (feels), I was only halfway through the challenge goal of 24 books at 12 (Sad). Since then, I've... Continue Reading →

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