On my radar this week: Started the audiobook of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Partially because I want to start off the year with something thoughtful, partly because I have a grudge against Brene Brown that I feel like I have to get rid of. I don’t know why. Anyway, I’m having some trouble focusing on it–I had to start the introduction over, and I keep … Continue reading Reading Radar
When it came to my reading goals, I did not do very well in 2018. I had five goals and I only made one of them. I wanted to read all of Sherman Alexie’s books — I only read one before the #metoo accusations surfaced about how he’d abused his power with female authors and while I loved The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time … Continue reading Vic’s 2019 Reading Goals
2018 was a GREAT year for reading. I was lagging behind my Goodreads Challenge goal of 75 books for much of the year, but a very quiet few weeks at the end of December allowed me to catch up and even read one more for a total of 76. In all I rated nine books with five full stars and 37 as four-star reads — … Continue reading Vic’s Top 10 Books Read in 2018
It’s 1991, and I’m lying on my bed in my dorm room. I’m a freshman in college, and it’s the first time I’ve been on my own, away from my close but incredibly dysfunctional family. I’m making friends, sort of, but I don’t feel like I entirely click with my housemates. I’m shy. I’m overweight and nerdy. I tell myself I’m too different from everyone … Continue reading #tbt: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
Better late than never, isn’t that what they say? I think it applies here, too. Besides, we’re only one day into the new year. There’s still time to reflect, right? Right? Well, regardless, I’m going to share the 10 best books I read and/or listened to in 2018. In order, too! 10. Thinking About Memoir by Abigail Thomas—this slim book was funny and warm and … Continue reading Elise’s Top 10 Books of 2018
Went for a late afternoon motorcycle ride in the sunshine today. Stopped at a coffee shop and sat and read the new Kate Atkinson for a little bit. I’m developing a relationship with KA — I don’t love everything she writes, and she’s not really easy for me to read. But some of her books are just AMAZING. So I’m working on it. She requires … Continue reading I love autumn.
So we’re halfway through the year (holy shit, we’re halfway through the year!). How are we doing? How is our reading going? Speaking for myself, it’s going great and not so great at the same time. Great because I feel like I’m living up to at least some of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year; not so great … Continue reading Six Months In