Reading Challenge #30: A Book with Pictures

Title: Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air Author: Richard Holmes How it fulfills the challenge: Besides the normal strategic inserts of color photographs, the text of the book is studded with black and white pictures of hot air balloons, portraits of the balloonists who flew them, and various documents and drawings. Genre: Nonfiction Quick Description: A … Continue reading Reading Challenge #30: A Book with Pictures

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Reading Challenge #20: A Book with Career Advice

Title: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Author: Lena Dunham How it fulfills the challenge: This book doesn't actually give all that much advice in the traditional sense, but the essays are written in such a way that you discover the career lessons for yourself. Namely, listening to your … Continue reading Reading Challenge #20: A Book with Career Advice

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 2016 Releases I’m Really Excited About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about what 2016 releases we really meant to get to, but weren't able to read for whatever reason. My reading is almost always at least a year (if not a century) behind, so I actually like waiting … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 2016 Releases I’m Really Excited About

Top Ten Tuesday: Best of 2016

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. I took the week off of blogging for the holidays, but I couldn't resist commenting on my favorite books last year (especially since this week's topic is all about 2017 new releases and we all know that I won't be getting … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best of 2016

My Holiday Book Haul

I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful family. Even though the holidays were really hard this year because of my Papa's health, it was still wonderful to take the week with my fiance to see all my family and so many friends back in Portland. I miss them already. For Christmas, my family does … Continue reading My Holiday Book Haul

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 New-To-Me Authors I Can’t Wait to Read More From

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is all about new-to-you authors. I've read quite a few books this year, but this post is all about new authors that stood out and that I look forward to reading more from. These are in no particular order (starred … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 New-To-Me Authors I Can’t Wait to Read More From

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books that Have Been on my TBR Since I First Set Up a Goodreads Account

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. In college I took a required class that I hated--a library studies class that taught you how to use the databases. Useful, but mind numbingly boring. The best thing to come out of that class was the discovery of … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books that Have Been on my TBR Since I First Set Up a Goodreads Account