Contemporary Literature

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ok, the buzz around this book was off the charts at the end of last year. It seemed like it burst onto the scene out of nowhere and was inspiring some of the most hardcore love/hate reader reactions I have seen in a long time. There was no middle ground anywhere! When I realized it… Continue reading My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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Lists and Challenges · Non-Review Posts

Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge 2019

Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge 2019 I have seen about 30 book challenges for the new year so far. A lot of them look really good (like The Reading Women Challenge). And I know I *should* participate in a couple of them (like Beat the Backlist, for example, which I did at least partially… Continue reading Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge 2019

Contemporary Literature

A Visit From the Goon Squad

This is the very first book that I am crossing off my Beat the Backlist 2018 Reading Challenge List! Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, this is definitely a pre-2018 publication. And one that has been on my list for quite some time. It has such an attention-grabbing title, for starters, and flipping through it,… Continue reading A Visit From the Goon Squad

Lists and Challenges · Non-Review Posts

Reading Challenge Wrap-Up 2017

I had a very exhausting (but very fun) weekend. One of my oldest/best friends gets married at the end of the month and I was at her bachelorette party. With a record-setting escape room escape (my first time doing one - it was so intricate and intense!), a tacky lights 6k in the snow (and I… Continue reading Reading Challenge Wrap-Up 2017