WELCOME! This month we are starting a new segment on the blog: Book Club! I am so excited to be trying this out. As an English major, I love reading and discussing books so I thought what a great idea to bring it to an online community. On the first of the month, we will announce the book and a calendar with dates you can expect posts & … [Read more...]

Every now and then, I finish a book that's so good, I'm just blown away. I spend days reeling over how it all, picking apart the plot, reading reviews online and mourning the fact that I'm done with the story. It had been awhile since a book had really ripped me to my core but the Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, did just that for me over Christmas … [Read more...]

My 10 Books You Need to Read in 2014 was one of my most popular posts all of last year.  I joined a book club in 2013 and read some fabulous books and am looking forward to seeing what my book club picks this year!  Since I wrote that last post (a year ago!) we've also read some great books plus I've done a bunch on my own that I just loved.  Here … [Read more...]

Joining a book club has been a great experience for me.  I love to read but I tend to read the same kinds of books over and over again.  Last year I joined a book club and I've loved how it's encouraged me to break out of my normal book-reading routine.  We meet once a month so I have plenty of time to read the Book Club book along with some of my … [Read more...]

One of the reasons I'm loving having joined a Book Club is the variety of book selections. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simison was our latest book that we discussed last night at our monthly meeting. I think this is our fifth book and I have yet to read one that I would have actually selected on my own. I have a genre I like and I generally stick … [Read more...]

I read up a storm during the month of December.  I think it was holiday procrastination or something.  I've been trying hard to break out of my "norm" for book choices and I think I've done a good job doing that - and really enjoyed some books I wouldn't normally pick up! Being in a new book club has helped too since the host picks the book.  I … [Read more...]