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JULY 2022 READING WRAP UP

The variety of my reading within a single month is astounding, and impressive, if I do say so myself: a couple romances, a couple of thrillers, a YA non-fiction about racism, my first ever graphic novel, a book of haiku, and even a humous field guide about birds. Top tier, 5 star favorite is Rock …

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 12

My MonticelloAuthor: Jocelyn Nicole JohnsonPublication Date: October 2021Genre: short stories, historical fictionMethod: audiobook via TPL Ugh, it’s hard to rate a collection of stories. This collection starts out this a bang with Control Negro, performed live by LeVar Burton (yes, from Reading Rainbow). It was incredible, so gripping, eerie, and unsettling. The audio experience made …

NEW HOUSE, NEW LIFE

Less than 2 weeks until we move into our first home. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of everything I’m excited for, and the idyllic, perfect life I think homeownership will bring I’m excited to: → just listen to and have music playing[ can’t tell you the last time I’ve listen to The Wombats, The Format, or …

BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP // 2022 Q2 UPDATE

Two quarters down, two to go! General stats Fiction: 36Nonfiction: 16 Audiobooks: 27Physical books: 25 Borrowed books: 29 → Library savings $612.81Personal collection: 23 2022 TBR: 162022 Release: 16Book of the Month: 11Buzzword Readathon challenge: 15Debut Work: 16 5 stars: 144 stars: 173 stars: 9Not rated: 12 General Goals ☐ 70 books → 52 books☐ …

BUZZWORD READATHON + READING CHALLENGE 2022 – SECOND QUARTER UPDATE

APRIL – a book with LITTLE or BIG in the title A Million Little Pieces by James FreyA Little Hope by Ethan JoellaBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty  MAY – a book with a direction in the title Behind Her Eyes by Sarah PinboroughBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates JUNE – a book with ALL in …

2022 Q2 | STOPPED MY SCROLL

Inspired by Elise Blaha Cripe (blog linked here), here are a couple dozen Instagram images that made me stop, pause, and save over the past 3 months Until next time, Meryn

JUNE 2022 READING WRAP UP

Another month and another couple memoirs, thrillers, a romance, a contemporary, and a poetry collection. The stand out favorite, without a doubt and as expected, is Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake, which was a solid 4 star mystery-thriller. Pleasantly surprised by It Ends With Us, much better than the last few Colleen Hoover’s …

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