How Did I Do With My 2021 Reading Goals?

At the beginning of the year, I set four reading goals, which you can find here. And now we're toward the end of December, so I figured I'd update you on how I did. In short, terrible. But let's go into details. 1. Read 100 books This is the first year in a while that… Continue reading How Did I Do With My 2021 Reading Goals?

A Season in Middlemarch, The End

Book VI: The Widow and the Wife, Book VII: Two Temptations, Book VIII: Sunset and Sunrise, and Finale Well, I've finally finished. Not on schedule, mind you. But it's done, and that's all that matters. I did heavily skim large portions because there were just plots that I didn't care about. Really, I wanted to… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, The End

September OwlCrate Unboxing: Haunted Hearts

After the success of the August OwlCrate box, I decided to order the September one. The theme sounded great, and I loved the artwork on the September spoiler card from the last box. This wasn't as big a hit as August's. I am excited to read this month's book (and it is gorgeous), and there… Continue reading September OwlCrate Unboxing: Haunted Hearts

August OwlCrate Unboxing: Dark Academia

I don't usually get book subscription boxes. I've gotten one before from a company that I'm pretty sure no longer exists, and I've never bought OwlCrate even though I love watching other people's unboxings. But when I saw the theme for August was Dark Academia (a favorite subgenre of mine), I knew I had to… Continue reading August OwlCrate Unboxing: Dark Academia

Back to School Book Haul, Fall 2021

It's that time of year again. I'm technically done with coursework, but I decided to take Feminist Theory so I can apply for the Women and Gender Studies certificate. It's a heavy reading class, and these aren't even all of the books. There are also ones I already owned, bought on Kindle, or am getting… Continue reading Back to School Book Haul, Fall 2021

A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks VIII to X

Book IV: Three Love Problems (Chapters XXXVIII to XLII) and Book V: The Dead Hand I was not particularly enthralled with these sections. I didn't make any annotations in the second part of Book IV. Book V was slightly better. But honestly, Eliot just goes on for far too long about the small town politics… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks VIII to X

A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks III to VII

Book II: Old and Young, Book III: Waiting for Death, and Book IV: Three Love Problems (Chapters XXXIV to XXXVII) I got a new edition of Middlemarch (as you may have seen in my latest Come Book Shopping with Me post)! I'm quite pleased with it, and it's making the novel much easier to read.… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks III to VII

A Bookish Birthday, 2021

My 28th birthday was on Monday, which means more books! I've actually now put myself on a book buying ban since I still haven't read all the ones I got from the last few gift-giving occasions. These are all from my parents and were picked from a list I gave them. None Shall Sleep by… Continue reading A Bookish Birthday, 2021

Come Book Shopping with Me at The Country Bookseller

Another trip to my fiancé's lake house means another stop at my favorite bookstore: The Country Bookseller! It was technically out of the way since we didn't go to my family's lake house too, so we had to drive 20 minutes in the wrong direction on the way home. But my birthday is Monday, so… Continue reading Come Book Shopping with Me at The Country Bookseller