The 12 Days of Litmas (All in One Day)

If you’ve been on BookTube recently, you probably heard about the “12 Days of Litmas,” created by Adrian at Stripped Cover Lit. Unfortunately, I didn’t find out about it until it was already underway, at which point I thought it would be awkward to join in when I would be two days behind everyone else. So instead, we close out the year at Book Geeks Anonymous by answering each of Adrian’s 12 prompts today.

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R.I.P. Harper Lee

Where do I even begin? If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time (or if you happen to know me), you probably know already that To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite novel and that its author Harper Lee is one of my favorite writers. Lee has had a bigger influence on meContinue reading “R.I.P. Harper Lee”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on My Fall “To Be Read” List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 1 & 2: Surprised by Joy and The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis I bought these two on impulse about a week ago. The Weight of Glory still sits in its pretty cream-colored Barnes and Noble bag, while I’ve already startedContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on My Fall “To Be Read” List”

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First Impressions: Go Set a Watchman

I can’t believe I just typed that title. Go Set a Watchman doesn’t hit the shelves until Tuesday, but the first chapter is already available to read at The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Some intend to wait until July 14 to read it, but you know me: I jumpedContinue reading “First Impressions: Go Set a Watchman

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Summer Reading

Seeing as everyone and her sister is writing a summer reading list—and because this is the first time in a long time that I’ve actually planned out my reading—I thought I’d give you a peek at the books that will be crowding my nightstand for the next few weeks. I never understood why one’s readingContinue reading “Summer Reading”

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“The Delights of Anticipation”

It’s rare that I hear about a new book before it’s published; it’s even rarer that the book turns out to be something I want to read. So imagine my surprise at finding four yet-to-be-published books that all occupy the space near the top of my “To Be Read” list! Here they are: 1: GoContinue reading ““The Delights of Anticipation””

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors

Today, I am participating in the “Top Ten Tuesday” meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors,” and since I love bragging on my favorite authors, I decided to avail myself of this opportunity to do just that. (Keep in mind that these authors areContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors”

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“The Ultimate Book Tag”

Greetings! I’m afraid things have been entirely too quiet around here. Right now, I’m thick in the trenches of C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces and Shakespeare’s Richard III, which is taking me longer than it otherwise would have had I cared to brush up on some War of the Roses history prior to readingContinue reading ““The Ultimate Book Tag””

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I’m Just a Little Excited Today . . .

. . . because today, the publishing house Harper announced that Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. Excuse me while I flail. As you probably know if you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, I am a massive fan of Harper Lee and her masterpiece novel. I wasContinue reading “I’m Just a Little Excited Today . . .”

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Bookish Links – January 2015

The first Bookish Links post of 2015! Anyway . . . Because I love author backstories, I’m going to post this link to an article by Neil Gaiman about his childhood quest to secure a Christmas tree for his (Orthodox Jewish) family. Recently, The Paris Review published one of the last pieces Ray Bradbury workedContinue reading “Bookish Links – January 2015”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Places that Books Have Made Me Want to Visit

I generally don’t participate in Top Ten Tuesday because I usually can’t come up with a list long enough, but this week, the girls who run Broke and Bookish, which hosts the Top Ten Tuesdays meme, had my number. Without further ado . . . 1. Monroeville, Alabama This should come as no surprise. 🙂Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Places that Books Have Made Me Want to Visit”

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A Good Cover Is Hard to Find

Otherwise titled, “Hanna Decides to Participate in a Top Ten Tuesday Meme Four Months Too Late.” Thanks to Delia Battie for the idea. Am I the only one who has lately noticed the utter lack of attractive/intriguing book covers? Many of the book covers I run across these days are either completely boring, unbearably cheesy,Continue reading “A Good Cover Is Hard to Find”

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