Category: Miscellaneous

What I’m Reading Monday, June 29

Posted June 29, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 21 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, June 29

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 I wrote about three read-in-one-sitting books, I have read about 50 pages. Despite good news on a few fronts this week (three cheers for marriage […]

What I’m Reading Monday, June 22

Posted June 22, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 16 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, June 22

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 #BlumeAlong, hosted by Kerry of Entomology of a Bookworm. This was my first time reading Judy Blume, and damn is she good at capturing the […]

Speaking of Style: Embracing the Capsule Wardrobe

Posted June 16, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 10 Comments
Speaking of Style: Embracing the Capsule Wardrobe

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 had “a style.” My closet was an odd hodgepodge of badly-fitting t-shirts from Urban Outfitters and faded stretched-out sweaters bought on sale at H&M. But last […]

What I’m Reading Monday, June 15

Posted June 15, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 12 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, June 15

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 here for a night on their way west for a month-long road trip in their camper van. (They are the coolest, and they have definitely […]

What I’m Reading Monday, June 8

Posted June 8, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 12 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, June 8

May might have been a major slumpfest, but June has totally turned the beat around. I took it pretty easy last week as I recovered from six days of travel, BEA, and walking through as much of NYC as possible — and for me, taking it easy means spending a lot of time on the couch with a book. Luckily, I read two pretty fantastic books! I sped through Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (coming in […]

What I’m Reading Monday, June 1

Posted June 1, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 20 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, June 1

Hello booklings! I don’t think I have ever been this happy to see a Monday. After six days of traveling, exploring NYC, attending BEA, hanging out with bloggers, and meeting up with old friends, I finally made it home last night, and waking up in my own bed this morning felt pretty darn amazing. It was a fantastic week, but constantly being on the go meant I kept up my streak of reading very little. I finished up Land Where I […]

May Reads

Posted May 29, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 12 Comments
May Reads

May was a pretty slumpy reading month for me. Although I loved my first book of the month, nothing else really grabbed me, and as a result I spent a lot more time binge-watching Mad Men than hitting the books. (Why did no one tell me the first half of the last season is up on Netflix?!) But as I write this, it’s Tuesday and I’m sitting on a train on my way to NYC for five days of books, beer, […]

What I’m Reading Monday, May 25

Posted May 25, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 7 Comments
What I’m Reading Monday, May 25

It’s been yet another slumpy reading week for me. What with a much-needed trip to see my family, a visit from a college friend, and preparing for BEA, I didn’t have much time or brain space for books. I’m actually kind of looking forward to my 8-hour train journey to NYC on Tuesday; it will be such a nice stretch of uninterrupted reading time! Plus, there’s something so lovely and romantic about reading on trains. Last week, I finished reading Pretty […]

It’s Monday, May 18! What Are You Reading?

Posted May 18, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 9 Comments
It’s Monday, May 18! What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday, booklings! It’s been another slow reading and blogging week for me, but I’m determined to get back into the groove this week. I read Housebreaking by Dan Pope, which is about the secrets simmering underneath the surface of two suburban families. The blurb compared it to Tom Perrotta’s work, which I really liked when I read The Leftovers a few years ago, but apparently my tastes have changed since then. There wasn’t anything wrong with this novel, but it just didn’t […]

It’s Monday, May 11! What Are You Reading?

Posted May 11, 2015 in Miscellaneous / 19 Comments
It’s Monday, May 11! What Are You Reading?

We’ve completely skipped spring here in Buffalo and moved straight into summer mode. It is GLORIOUS. It’s been a week of long walks in the sun, a bike ride downtown, and sipping beers around a fire with some good friends. (Of course, spending time outside didn’t stop me from getting my embroidery on or building the coffee table that Tom and I have been talking about for a year. Who knew finding a piece of wood for the top would […]