2015 Books, Insipration, Reading Tips

My 2016 Reading Goals

Today is the last day of 2015, and lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about my New Year's Resolutions. I don't really like to call them "resolutions" because I haven't had much success keeping those in the past. I have learned, however, that I am very goal-oriented; having both short-term and long-term goals… Continue reading My 2016 Reading Goals

2015 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

Watch for the Light

Watch for the Light was one of three books I read during this Advent season. It has a lot of great selections from influential writers. This book actually contains readings that extend from the last week of November to the first week of January, but in the interest of time, I finished it early. If you're… Continue reading Watch for the Light

2015 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

Henry V: The Last King of 2015

Other titles I considered for this post: Henry V: How many Henrys does it take to rule England? Henry V: I'm really only here for Tom Hiddleston. I am very glad to say that I have finished reading through "The Henriad," one of Shakespeare's two historical tetralogies. I decided to read the plays in the order… Continue reading Henry V: The Last King of 2015

2015 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore (by Robin Sloan) was published in 2012, so I'd seen it during my frequent hauntings of Barnes & Noble, but I never purchased it. Over the summer, I began subscribing to Audible, Amazon's audiobook division, and downloaded this one--it was on sale. I'd completely forgotten about it until I logged back… Continue reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

2015 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Whenever anyone asks me for a fiction recommendation, this is one of the first titles that pops into my head. A friend of mine recommended this book to me a few years ago, and I re-read it this weekend. Good news: It's just as delightful the second time around. Oscar Wilde said, "If one cannot… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society