Category: Miscellaneous

A Few Words on 2016

Posted January 8, 2017 in Miscellaneous / 8 Comments
A Few Words on 2016

I was pretty absent from this space in 2016. It was another nutso year, with a lot of things taking me away from both reading and blogging. I started 2016 excited about the new  year. I had come so far in the last few months; I had two jobs, a new apartment, a great boyfriend. I was far from where I wanted to be, but I was making it! I would keep growing and moving forward, and I would finally […]

July Reads

Posted August 7, 2016 in Miscellaneous / 10 Comments
July Reads

I’m insanely late with this post, but time sure flies when you barely have time to breathe. I worked pretty much non-stop in July and spent the last few days of the month rushing to pack up my things and move to a new apartment in between shifts. Before I even had time to unpack, bae and I were off to the Finger Lakes for three days of kayaking, swimming, reading, and wine and beer tasting with my extended family. It […]

May Reads

Posted June 3, 2016 in Miscellaneous / 15 Comments
May Reads

How is it June already? May positively flew by, and I’m not quite sure how to account for it. First off, I’d like to thank everyone for the warm welcome back! I’m excited to return to blogging, even though I haven’t yet been as active as I would like to be. I’m still working on finding that balance and making more time for reading, writing, and being involved in the community. We’ll get there! May was a pretty slow reading […]

(Officially) Taking a Blogging Break

Posted January 6, 2016 in Miscellaneous / 46 Comments
(Officially) Taking a Blogging Break

A belated happy new year, booklings! And while we’re on the topic of things “belated,” I must apologize that this post is coming rather later than it should have. As many of you know, the last six months of my life have been filled with earth-shifting changes, and although I held the blog together pretty well at first, I haven’t had the time or brain-space to write, or even to read very much. It feels slightly surreal to look back at the changes […]

What I’m Reading Monday, October 19

Posted October 19, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 18 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, October 19

Happy Monday, booklings! Can I take a moment to talk about how glorious the fall weather is around here? It’s chilly but not cold, the leaves have turned the most beautiful colors, the afternoon light has the most glorious golden quality, and the biggest sartorial choice I have to make each day is which flannel shirt I want to layer over a tee. I want it to stay like this always. It was another fairly slow reading week for me, despite […]

What I’m Reading Tuesday, October 13

Posted October 13, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 14 Comments
What I’m Reading Tuesday, October 13

Hello booklings! Columbus Day totally threw me off, and I didn’t manage to get my “what I’m reading” post up yesterday, but better late than never, right? I’m still in a bit of a reading slump, but it has nothing to do with the quality of the books I’m reading. The books are wonderful, but I’m having trouble finding the motivation to sit down and read them. I finished up The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood, which was really excellent. Nearly […]

September Reads

Posted October 1, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 18 Comments
September Reads

Hello booklings! I apologize for falling off the face of the earth last month, but I can’t really promise to do much better in October. There’s a ton going on in my personal life, and I haven’t been able to clear my mind enough to write anything coherent. (A few weeks ago, I tried to buckle down and write some mini reviews, but I basically just stared at my laptop screen for a full hour, unable to dredge up any […]

What I’m Reading Monday, September 14

Posted September 14, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 11 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, September 14

Happy Monday, booklings! My future may be just as much of a mystery as it was last week (and has been for the last two months), but for the first time, I feel excited about the possibilities. There are actual possibilities! Choices to make, things that might finally go right. But I should probably stop there for fear of jinxing myself. I also got a bit of my blogging and reading mojo back this week! I managed to get two regular […]

What I’m Reading Monday, September 7

Posted September 7, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 14 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, September 7

You thought I was kidding when I asked if I could just write What I’m Reading posts indefinitely, didn’t you? I mean, I WAS kidding, and yet I haven’t written a real post in three weeks. I feel slightly more settled than last week, but I’m still moving at the speed of light, hopping all over the place to see friends and having trouble finding time to sit down to read or blog. Some highlights: Attending my first reading invasion! One Monday evening each month […]

August Reads

Posted September 1, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 29 Comments
August Reads

Oh August, what even WERE you? I don’t think I’ve ever had a more hectic month. After moving out of the apartment I had shared with my ex, I spent most of the month bouncing around between my parents’ house a few hours away and the spare bedroom of one of my best (and very generous) friends here in Buffalo. I’ve been keeping super busy with friends and family, which has been great for my spirits but bad for my […]