Friday Reads: Romantic Outlaws and Testament of Youth

This month, I'm participating in two lovely nonfiction read-alongs. I'm reading Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon with Juliana from [the] Blank Garden (and the Tales & Co Goodreads Group); and Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain as part of the #cctestament read-along hosted by Jillian from In Her Books. Both... Continue Reading →

And the winner is…

After enlisting your help in deciding what I should read for the Mini Persephone Readathon, the votes are in....   https://twitter.com/iamnobird/status/1001615228247912448   I'm thrilled to be reading The Village by Marghanita Laski this weekend. This will be my second Laski novel, having read Little Boy Lost during February's longer readathon. Thanks to everyone who voted! The Village was way ahead for much... Continue Reading →

20 Books of Summer 2018

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, I think we can all agree that summer has unofficially begun. I'm looking forward to the longer days, the warm temperatures, the fresh produce, time spent at the pool, and of course summer reading. I'm especially excited to be participating in Cathy of 746 Books 20 Books... Continue Reading →

Bout of Books 20

Today marks the first day of Bout of Books 20: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is... Continue Reading →

Tome Topple Wrap-UP

Sadly, the Tome Topple Readathon has come to an end. I was able to finish two tomes and start a third. I read: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (599 pp) The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (513 pp) 120 pages of Voyager by Diana Gabaldon That's a total of 1,232 pages Not too shabby,... Continue Reading →

20 Books of Summer Update

My Original 20 Books of Summer Post  Since summer is winding down, I thought I should post an update on my #20booksofsummer progress (or lack thereof). The challenge ends on September 3, which means there are only 23 days left-eek! Books Finished From My original TBR: Commonwealth, Ann Patchett The Wildling Sisters, Eve Chase The... Continue Reading →