Amending My Essay on Attempting to Read Essays

I’m always happy to be proven wrong. Okay, well that’s a bit of a lie. Who likes to be proven wrong? No one, that’s who. But in any case, I was wrong, I am admitting it, and I’m now writing to amend my previous statement.

Last month, I wrote an essay on how I just haven’t been able to finish an essay book. That I had tried reading 3 different collections of biographical essays and did not finish one of them.

Yep, I admitted that I DNF 3 books. Continue reading

I’m Way Behind on My Reading Challenge, But That’s Ok

Every year since 2011 I have participated in the Goodreads’ Reading Challenge. And every year I have met or exceeded my goal. So at the start of this year, I set a particularly big goal for myself—104 books, which meant I needed to finish 2 books every week to meet the goal.

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A fraction of my to-read pile.

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I Finally Tried Audio Books

As you might have figured out, I love books.

I’m a huge fan of reading and all things bookish (you should see my literary tee and tote collection). I always have a book on me (which is why all my bags must be big enough to carry at least one book). And I’m a huge promoter of reading—no matter what type (books, magazines, comic books, graphic novels, e-books)—I support all types, just as long as you read.

But one form I have not tried is audio books. Continue reading

An Essay On Attempting To Read Essays

It’s no secret that I like to read. And I read a lot. And while I have my favorite genres, which probably 80% of the books I read fall into, I do read a bit of everything—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short story.

I have even read a couple horror genre books (a la Stephen King), which is not my genre at all. (Although I just googled “horror books” and several of my favorite classic books popped up, including Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Who knew?! Maybe I need to rethink my stance on horror.)

But one book genre I just cannot get into is the essay collection. Continue reading

The Book Rundown – March & April

So once again I have fallen behind on posting about books (as my last book review post was early March). Part of the reason I’ve fallen behind is I’ve read a few that I just don’t know exactly how to put into words what I thought (introvert/INFJ problems). And Part of it is I read so much, it’s hard to choose which books to review.

To remedy these two issues, I’ve decided to do shorter reviews so I can cover more books.

So introducing The Book Rundown! Continue reading