Category: Monthly Wrap-ups

Reading Wrap-Up: July 2012

Reading Wrap-Up: July 2012

Well, July certainly seemed to fly by, didn’t it? It was a good month, though–Eric had a week’s vacation, during which we did nothing but relax. It was wonderful. Then last weekend I took on a huge book-related project that turned up something rather exciting… For some time now I have wanted to start keeping track of my physical home library. I have a lot of books and before last weekend, although they were shelved, they were in no kind […]

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Reading Wrap-Up: June 2012

Reading Wrap-Up: June 2012

Hello, June! Goodbye, June! It’s hot. That’s all I have to say about June. I had to adjust the number of pages I’ve read for the Insatiable Booksluts’ End of the World Challenge; I have a huge slight case of OCD, so I was physically counting the pages I’ve read (as opposed to going by official page counts on Amazon). Well, Susie reminded me that not everyone is as anal as I am about this stuff, and that everyone else […]

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Reading Wrap-Up: May 2012

Reading Wrap-Up: May 2012

We’re halfway through the year already–can you believe it? I am loving the warmer weather, and I’m looking forward to the kids being done with school so I can sleep in every day. Oh bed, how I love thee. I got a ton of reading done in May, although not so much of it counted towards the challenges I’m participating in. I have been doing a lot of re-reading–I finished re-reading all of Toni Morrison’s fiction, and now I’m re-reading […]

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Reading Wrap-Up: April 2012

Reading Wrap-Up: April 2012

Um…where did April go? It really feels like it has only been a couple of weeks since I typed up the reading wrap-up for March. But I did some exciting things in April! Eric and I built a new bookcase, and I changed the look of the blog; I am super happy with both. I was looking forward to getting a visit from my dad last month, but his trip got delayed a little, so I should be seeing him […]

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Reading Wrap-Up: March 2012, and some words from Langston Hughes

Reading Wrap-Up: March 2012, and some words from Langston Hughes

March was a bad month for me in terms of mood, reading books, and blogging. I have been very distracted for reasons that aren’t appropriate for me to write about here, and it has been more important for me to spend my time listening/talking to my friends and trying to spread some goodness into a place that seems to be crawling with nastiness lately. I’d like to think that April will be better, but honestly, I’m not getting my hopes […]

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Reading Wrap-Up: February 2012

Reading Wrap-Up: February 2012

Happy 1st day of March–it’s almost spring! Although, I don’t know why I’m so excited about spring since we didn’t really have any winter to speak of. I don’t know what it’s been like where all of you live, but it’s been pretty spring-like here in Central PA this whole time. Weird. Well, I read just as many books in February as I did in January, but the books I read in February were considerably shorter. I also strayed from […]

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Reading Wrap-Up: January 2012

Reading Wrap-Up: January 2012

Yesterday was the last day of January–the sun was shining, a mild breeze was blowing, and the temperature outside was a balmy 56 degrees. What a gorgeous day. Oh, did I mention that I live in Pennsylvania??? As much as the innocent side of me is loving this weather and the lack of snow this winter, the more informed side of me is very uncomfortable with the fact that we don’t have inches of snow on the ground right now… […]

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2011: The Year in Books

2011: The Year in Books

2011 is coming to a close, and I must say that it was a very successful year for reading and for this blog. My first blog post on Between the Covers was posted on January 11, 2011. Before January of this year, I didn’t know that there was such a large book blogging community, and I can’t remember how I discovered it to begin with. I stumbled upon a book blog at some point and I thought, ‘Hey! I could […]

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