My New Rules for Book Buying (+ What I’ve Bought Since Instigating Them)

About a year and some-odd months ago, I wrote a post about our (ahem, mostly my) spending habits when it came to certain discretionary spending categories (such as clothing, books, movies, etc.). In it, I shared that for several years running, I had usually spend upwards of $350-400 every year on purchasing more books (not …

12 Love Stories for People Who "Don't Do Romances" // To Love and To Learn

12 Love Stories For People Who “Don’t Do Romances”

At one point, I tried to convince myself that I was a pretty open-minded person when it came to the kinds of books I was willing to read. After all, I read a large variety of genres (memoir, historical fiction, informational, young adult, fantasy (ish), dystopian, self-help, etc. etc.!), as well as a variety of …

Final Grade on Winter Term Assigned Reading

Final Grade on My Winter Term “Assigned Reading”

If you’re just tuning in, at the beginning of this “school year,” I decided to set myself some assigned reading to rev up my reading life and motivate me to read some of the books I’ve been putting off for years. Each term, I assigned myself three books and awarded each book a “percentage”—how much …

My Best Sources For Finding What to Read Next

After going through both dry spells and true torrents in my life when it comes to reading motivation, I’m firmly convinced that about two-thirds of the battle of reading more is simply finding the right books to read in the first place. For a long time after I graduated college with my degree in English, …

Final Grade on My Fall Term “Assigned Reading”

Back in September, I wrote a post about how I sometimes missed being in school and how, though my reading life has been thriving more lately than it ever has before in my adult life, I still often feel like the majority of my reads are “fluff” reads—not the deep stuff of substance and heft …