I added 23 books to my shelves in May (all my 2022 books are shelved here on Goodreads): Only two were 5-stars – a marked decrease from previous months and maybe the first time I can remember that all my 5-star reads … Continue reading Reading Better | May.
I added 27 books to my shelves in April (all my 2022 books are shelved here on Goodreads). Three were poetry collections and a few more were really short … still 🙂 It was a lot to absorb and it took me … Continue reading Reading Better | April.
I added 17 books to my Read shelf last month (all my 2022 books are shelved here on Goodreads): Five of those were 5-stars; and the rest I Loved, or Loved A LOT. [here’s my Instagram post with quick reviews … Continue reading Reading Better | March.
…is not nearly as exciting as you might’ve imagined (if you even noticed I’d been absent for a week)! Mostly same old, same old: Knitting. Reading. Morning walks. But we did have visitors over the weekend. Our two favorite boys … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To.
…in the very best way. The Women’s Prize Long List was announced this morning and I was surprised and delighted to learn that I’ve already read five of the 16 titles*. and I’d only heard of one other. Ten books … Continue reading Distracted.
I finished up the last journal entries for my February finishes (here’s my 2022 shelf on Goodreads) this afternoon and spent a bit of time reflecting. It’s pretty clear that books and reading were my respite settling back into everyday … Continue reading Reading Better | February.
I love all the different ways that we can be Readers (and Knitters) and the comments on my last post about Reading Projects really made me smile. A few of y’all are firmly in the No Way camp, a couple … Continue reading Becoming an O’Farrell Completist.
I actually made it to the end of this week with most of my to-do list done. I can’t remember the last time that happened, but I know it was last year. I also know the bright blue sunny skies … Continue reading TGIF | (with finishes).
My 2022 reading is off to a great start! I read 19 books last month (shelved here on Goodreads) and was delighted that the “best year of reading” vibe continued from December. I shared quick reviews of those four 5-star books on Instagram (here) and here are a few superlatives for the other 15 (all links are to Goodreads). Book that made me cry in public/Book to read in one sitting – Ghost Forest, by Pik-Shuen Fung. A gorgeous debut novel that reads like a memoir about the immigrant experience (Hong Kong to Canada in 1997) and the death of … Continue reading Reading Better | January.
This is another epic post … and the last one I have looking back at 2021. TL;DR It was probably my best year of reading ever and there isn’t much I’d like to change for 2022. I read 20 books … Continue reading Reading Better | December.