What I'm Reading Monday July 6

What I’m Reading Monday, July 6

July 6, 2015 Miscellaneous (6) Comments

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! The boyfriend had Friday off work, so we took the opportunity to go hiking in the Niagara River gorge, and it was absolutely glorious. There are few things I love more than hiking, and although we only spent a few hours on the trail, it felt wonderful. […]

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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Reading Judy Blume for the First Time

July 2, 2015 Reviews (4) Comments

I somehow made it through adolescence without reading Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, or any other Judy Blume book, for that matter. I caught on pretty quickly to the idea that to be “girly” is to be vapid and shallow and not to be taken seriously, so I basically shunned any book that seemed […]

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June Reads

June Reads

July 1, 2015 Miscellaneous (11) Comments

I know I just posted my list of the best books I’ve read so far this year yesterday, but seriously, how is 2015 halfway over? It’s flying by. June was pretty uneventful. It’s been warm-ish here, but it still doesn’t really feel like summer. I really loved all the books I read (Dietland, The Beautiful Bureaucrat, […]

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Best Books of 2015 (So Far)

The Best Books of 2015 (So Far)

June 30, 2015 Literary Lists (16) Comments

2015 hasn’t been a great year for my personal life, but one thing that HAS been stellar is my reading. I’ve had my share of busts and slumps, but for the most part, I’ve read some really wonderful books. Here are my top ten favorites. 1. Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce. Southern Gothic […]

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What I'm Reading Monday, June 29

What I’m Reading Monday, June 29

June 29, 2015 Miscellaneous (21) Comments

I feel like for the last few months, my What I’m Reading posts have alternated between “I read ALL the books” and “I spent my week binging on Mad Men/Sex and the City/Gilmore Girls and didn’t do any reading.” It’s been all or nothing around here. The trend continues; since last week’s post, in which […]

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Monday June 22

What I’m Reading Monday, June 22

June 22, 2015 Miscellaneous (16) Comments

Happy Monday, booklings! This was a week for binge-reading some GOOD books. (I blame the #flashreadathon.) Early in the week, I wrapped up Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World by Mark Haskell Smith, was was a super fun read. Next up was Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret for the […]

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Book Review: Naked at Lunch by Mark Haskell Smith

Naked at Lunch by Mark Haskell Smith: An Immersive Look at Social Nudism

June 19, 2015 Reviews (23) Comments

People have enjoyed taking their clothes off and socializing in the buff for centuries — a predilection that is often frowned upon by society at large. In his latest book, Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World, Mark Haskell Smith takes an immersive approach to exploring naturism and “nonsexual social nudism.” Although […]

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Decluttering My Bookshelf

Take it Off: On Decluttering My Bookshelf

June 18, 2015 Discussions (27) Comments

Is there anything worse than coming home from a library sale or used bookstore, going to shelve your beautiful new books, and finding that there isn’t space for them? We’ve all been there, and unless you’re a lucky duck who has room to add another bookshelf (or has no problem stacking your books on the […]

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Embracing the Capsule Wardrobe

Speaking of Style: Embracing the Capsule Wardrobe

June 16, 2015 Miscellaneous (10) Comments

I’m a reader, but like most well rounded people, books aren’t my only interest. “Speaking Of” is a series of posts that allow me to nerd out over the other things that fill my days, from style to DIY to travel. I have always been interested in style, but I’ve never really felt like I […]

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Monday June 15

What I’m Reading Monday, June 15

June 15, 2015 Miscellaneous (12) Comments

This week, you guys. So busy! I’ve been working hard, and I’m crossing my fingers that it will finally pay off soon. I also spent a lot of time walking around my beautiful neighborhood, had a much-needed girls night with two friends, and got to share a bit more of Buffalo with my parents, who stopped […]

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