Category: Blogging & Challenges

What’d I Miss?

Posted May 2, 2016 in Blogging & Challenges / 21 Comments
What’d I Miss?

Alright lovelies, I’ve been away from the blogosphere for six months, and I’m pretty out of the loop. I feel like Jefferson coming back from Paris, minus the glorious hair and bravado. I have a lot of catching up to do. So, if you have a few minutes, help me get back into the swing of things by leaving a comment letting me know any or all of the following: Your favorite post you wrote Your favorite post written by someone else […]

Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?*

Posted April 29, 2016 in Blogging & Challenges / 54 Comments
Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?*

Hello booklings! Can I first just say how much I’ve missed you all? I had no idea how disconnected my blogging hiatus would make me feel, and I’ve missed the excitement, nerdery, and smart conversations. (I have also really appreciated the ways many people have stayed in touch!) Although I’m still working on finding a healthy balance in my life between, work, the boyfriend (we’ll call him bae), running, reading, and necessary time to myself, for the last few weeks […]

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Updates

Posted April 25, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 25 Comments
Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Updates

Hello booklings! I’m super excited to be participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon for the second time! I’ll be updating this post throughout the day (and night) with my reading progress. I’ll also be tweeting and Instagraming. See my reading stack and pile of snacks here! HOUR 0: INTRO MEME (8 AM) Good morning, everyone! The day has not gotten off to the best start for me. I’ve had a cold all week, and I didn’t get as much sleep last night […]

Preparing for Dewey’s Readathon: My Book Stack, Snacks, and Tips

Posted April 22, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 19 Comments
Preparing for Dewey’s Readathon: My Book Stack, Snacks, and Tips

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is coming up on Saturday, and I could not be more excited. I only wound up reading for 10 hours during the last readathon, staying up until hour 19, but I learned a few things that I think will help me get more reading in this time around. Today I’m sharing my book stack, snacks, and a few lessons I learned during the last readathon! My Book Stack: During the October readathon, I learned that graphic novels […]

Bloggiesta Goals

Posted March 22, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 19 Comments
Bloggiesta Goals

Happy Bloggiesta! This week-long blogging fiesta (get it?!) encourages bloggers to improve their sites will cheering on other bloggers who are doing the same. It’s a fun way to learn new things, tackle projects you’ve been neglecting, and connect with other bloggers. I hope to make some small changes that will improve user experience on the site and to chip away at a few projects that involve making edits and additions to three years of posts. (You can bet my good […]

Jazz Age January: Wrapping Up

Posted February 7, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 2 Comments
Jazz Age January: Wrapping Up

Like the Roaring Twenties themselves, Jazz Age January has drawn to a close. Thank you to everyone who participated! I hope you read some fantastic books, learned new things things, and enjoyed a few cocktails (just to fit in with the flappers you read about, of course). To wrap things, up, I want to share all of the posts participants linked up over the last month! (Please let me know if I’ve missed any.) The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the […]

Jazz Age January: Week 4 Linkup

Posted January 31, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 4 Comments
Jazz Age January: Week 4 Linkup

Happy Saturday! I’ve been getting my Charleston on down at the jazz club this week, and my legs are mighty sore from all that dancing. It’s been a wild ride, but I’m ready to kick back and hang up my long string of pearls. Jazz Age January is coming to a close, and I want to thank everyone who participated! There will be one more linkup in the final post next Saturday, so if you finished a book this week you […]

Jazz Age January: Week 3 Linkup

Posted January 25, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 1 Comment
Jazz Age January: Week 3 Linkup

Hello darlings! Apologies that this week’s Jazz Age January linkup is going up a day late. I didn’t get around to prescheduling it, and yesterday was super busy. But I hope you are all enjoying your reading! I’ve been taking a breather from Flappers for the last week, but I’m going to be diving right back in tomorrow. Last week, three posts were linked up. TJ at My Book Strings wrote about Passing by Nella Larson. Valerie Lawson wrote about Cocaine Blues by […]

BSV Turns Three!

Posted January 23, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 47 Comments
BSV Turns Three!

Three years ago today, I sat down in front of my laptop and tapped out my first blog post on Books Speak Volumes. It was just a little introductory post, and I really had no idea what I was going to write about, but I listed a few things I *thought* a book blog should include, never having read any. I also had no idea how much I would grow to love blogging and the people I would come to […]

Jazz Age January: Week 2 Linkup

Posted January 17, 2015 in Blogging & Challenges / 3 Comments
Jazz Age January: Week 2 Linkup

Happy Saturday flappers and fellas! We’re wrapping up the second week of Jazz Age January, and I can’t stop doing the Charleston. (Seriously, ask my boyfriend.) My reading slowed down this week, but I’m halfway through Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell and loving it. Last week, there were three posts linked up: I shared a post about So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan. The Literate […]