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a rhythm, a schedule, a habit

Last weekend, I finished reading an e-galley of Gretchen Rubin’s latest Type A masterpiece, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Life. If you liked Rubin’s previous books about achieving happiness through acts of everyday practicality then you will likely enjoy this third installment. Look out for it in March of 2015. But […]

what to listen to next – the desperate freak edition

It’s been just over a year since I resumed my semi-romantic dalliance with audiobooks. It’s really been a good year. I like having an audiobook to walk around with, to entertain me during long days of battling online databases and catalogs at work, to help me through my household chores, to put me to sleep […]

Five Books Worth Mentioning: 2014 Q3

You guys all read Janssen over at Everyday Reading, I’m sure. I have always adored her quarterly reading updates. I am a major-league voyeur – nosy to the max – so peeking into anyone’s reading life is a pleasure, but she also just has a way with the the two sentence book review. So pithy! […]

library card exhibitionist

Checked Out Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Her – DVD 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce – Eaudio The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud – Eaudio Over Easy by Mimi Pond The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang Tomboy by Liz Prince Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock […]

a book club

A year ago I was invited to join a book club. I’d never really joined a book club before. This might seem unusual, but I’ve rarely lacked for people to talk books with. Growing up in a large-ish family with a librarian for a mother? Pretty much a constant book club. Also, studying children’s literature […]