Month: January 2016

Okay, so we’re doing this!

WOW! Thank you to everyone who came through for me and my book club idea! I am so so so thrilled with the response: WE ARE DOING THIS! I set up a separate site for the book club, so that it won’t completely invade this blog. Plus, that will allow for some more flexibility if we want to get multiple book club moderators involved or what have you. Check it out here!!! I also chose the first book for February: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St John Mandel. Have you read this book? Do you want to?? Share these posts to invite your friends and of course, feel free to join in the conversation over on the book club page, starting Feb 21 🙃 HAPPY READING!!! P.S. If you think the title of this post is not a Hamilton reference, then you don’t know me at all.

Books: who’s with me?!

Pretty much my only goal for 2016 (because I am so not a resolution setter) is to undertake the Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge. There are plenty of reading challenges floating around out there, but this one appealed to me because of the huge variety the list encompasses, along with its quirky specificity… Setting a goal of just a number of books to read in 2016 didn’t seem like much motivation to me, but choosing a book that is at least 100 years older than me, or about a culture I’m unfamiliar with, or with a blue cover seems fun, and I feel like it will lead me to books that I may not otherwise pick up! A bunch of my friends in real life (and a couple of my blogging friends!) have also expressed interest in this reading challenge. So I had an idea: what if we all got together to choose some books that would fulfill some categories in the book challenge and then chatted about them in a sort of digital book club? We could …