My Shelf: Current + Recent Reads

I haven’t blogged about books since March. But, I promise you, I have been reading a lot of books since March! In fact, I’ve read eleven books since March, and have four more on my “Currently Reading” list on GoodReads (though two don’t totally count – I’ll explain in a bit), and I’m about to […]

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Quick Book Thoughts: Recent Reads

I started January off with a bang! In the first nine days, I read four books. Now, the book I’m reading it taking a bit more focus, attention, and time (all deserved! I’m reading Becoming by Michelle Obama), so my speed is slowing down some, but I thought I should pop in here and tell you some quick thoughts I had about […]

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Book Thoughts: This Will Only Hurt a Little

Book Cover - This Will Only Hurt a Little

So, I really, really love celebrity memoirs. Mainly because I have a fascination with Hollywood (as if you couldn’t tell from all my pop culture-y posts) and I love it when actors tell what it was like “Behind-The-Scenes,” especially if it’s about some of my favorite TV shows.  That’s why I was so excited to […]

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Book Thoughts: Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird Personal Copy

You know those moments when you’re talking to an extremely close friend about an important life matter, and as they give you their advice and perspective, you suddenly becoming irrationally angry? Like, every annoyance and irritation and frustration with this person suddenly boils up inside you, and you feel your cheeks flush, and you simultaneously […]

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Book Thoughts: The Wedding Date (+ Challenge Updates)

So, here’s a disclaimer right up front — I don’t think of myself as someone who reads “romance novels.” I’m a child of the 80s, just the phrase “romance novel” immediately brings to mind a dewy watercolor-esque painting with ornate metallic script and Fabio’s bare chest. That’s, like, soooo not my jam. However, as much as I’m […]

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The Scary Age (Book & Baby Thoughts)

I just finished reading a collection of essays titled Shallow, Selfish, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. The editor, Meghan Daum, opens the introduction with a quote from Anna Karenina:  “People who want children are all alike. People who don’t want children don’t want them in their own way.” She (and I) both […]

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Book Thoughts: *Starless* by Jacqueline Carey

June 12 was one of the greatest days I’ve had in recent memory. It started with a fairly regular morning. Then, I drove down to my old office neighborhood and met up with coworkers for lunch (it was also the first day I met my friend’s new baby). After lunch, two of my girlfriends joined […]

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