I Have a Problem Finishing Things + The Book That Changed Everything

First off, I should clarify—I don’t have a problem finishing ALL things. For example, I have no problem finishing books. Or an entire bag of Costco-sized Hershey’s kisses by myself. Or following through on commitments I’ve made to people (usually). No…what I DO have a problem finishing, however, is anything to do with tidiness or …

What’s Been Worth Reading Lately (+ What Hasn’t)

When I stopped reading mostly just from recommended reading lists and started reading whatever the heck I wanted, I was able to go a miraculously long time without hitting a bunch of duds in a row. Sure, I hit a few books I could have done without (The Signature of All Things, anyone?), but overall, …

10 Favorite Board Books for Toddlers

Ten of our Favorite Board Books for Babies/Toddlers

As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been participating in a little library challenge over here that involves reading 1,000 (different) books to Raven before kindergarten. (And, thanks to Steph who gave me the great idea to open up a separate Goodreads account to track all of them!) Although 1,000 books can seem daunting …

My Summer Reading List (& Books You Should Read Next)

Not being a teacher anymore has been as glorious for my reading life as I’d hoped it would be, and if you’re on the lookout for a few great new reads, me not being a teacher anymore will be glorious for you, too, because I’m here to recommend a whole lotta fabulous books today! These …

10 Books the English Major in Me Would Recommend

There are few things I miss about being in school—I don’t miss the homework load (where I’d usually be assigned to read literally around 1,500 pages per WEEK), I don’t miss the critical analysis essays dissecting every last bit of minutiae in whatever text we were studying, and I don’t (usually) miss the pompous, verbose …