Events and plans 2013: Read-o-lutions


So, first, there is the matter of 2012. That which came before. My spreadsheet lists 240 books, my GoodReads shelf 247 (it's an imperfect, yet perfectly bookish world) and I've updated the pages of Books Discussed and added a list of favourite titles. My reading year ended in a burst

Events and plans 2013: Read-o-lutions2014-03-20T16:06:24-05:00

Peeking out of the burrow: Meeting 2013


You've probably had spells like this too, when -- even though you usually turn to books for escape and entertainment and information and, well, nearly everything -- reading is impossible. Things have been unexpectedly and overwhelmingly quiet here, online, due to a couple of major offline events which completely eclipsed

Peeking out of the burrow: Meeting 20132014-03-20T15:58:38-05:00

Reading Years: Looking Back, Looking Ahead 2011-2012


So, here's what I'm pleased about. And you know when I start with that, I'm bound to be complaining a little later, right? But, first, the good stuff! When I was looking ahead at this reading year, I expected to include: short stories, re-reads, my MRE authors, and

Reading Years: Looking Back, Looking Ahead 2011-20122014-03-15T18:30:00-05:00

2011: On My Reading Menu


Having felt bookishly starved in 2009 and rather over-stuffed in 2010, it's taken me some time to plan the menu for my 2011 reading year. Then, this past week, I tested the seasoning, to see if this blend of eleven ingredients will be the perfect sort of bookishness that I’ve

2011: On My Reading Menu2014-03-10T19:53:07-05:00

Yay: it’s the new Reading Year!


I’ve been making Readolutions for as long as I can remember, but my handwritten reading lists have been lost. It wasn’t until 2003 that I started to make the lists on the computer rather than crouched on the floor next to the bookcases, scribbling furiously, certain that the year ahead

Yay: it’s the new Reading Year!2014-02-27T14:19:08-05:00
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