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 →

Top Ten Tuesday: a few of my favorite (bookish) discoveries

10. I discovered that I can not complete my Good Reads challenge and not care, much. I've read enough satisfying quality in the last year, that the quantity doesn't matter. 9. I'll always choose variety over sticking with a single author, series or genre. Not so much a discovery since I've practiced this habit awhile,... Continue Reading →

Vintage/thrifted book hauls

A new collecting bug bit me over the summer, thrifted books. Working in a library means I have access to just about any material I wish, therefore, I rarely purchase books especially new ones. Finding older editions of classic titles or novels I've been meaning to read is a different beast altogether, and I've been... Continue Reading →

July Superlatives

Brighter days have appeared, in comparison to June anyway. July was largely spent at family gatherings, enjoying each others' company and a rather busy staycation. Some happy occasions this month: Celebrating our sixteenth anniversary, a wedding between two former speech students, a fun baseball game attended by the rival Pirates and Indians fans of my... Continue Reading →

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