Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Reading: January - April Edition

At the end of each month I imagine I'm going to sit down and give you an update on what I've read, including some brief reviews of my favorite reads. Clearly my good intentions have not paid off. So, instead I'm giving you a quarterly round-up. 2013 is not proving to be a particularly lucrative year in the reading department (this may be in part because I've spent so much time by myself at home that reading for hours on end just hasn't enticed me in the way it does when I'm busy and around people most of the time). Regardless, I've read some great books. This year's reading has been very YA focused, mostly because of great recommendations from my friends Kim and Rebecca.

As I expected, I truly enjoyed the Emily series by L.M. Montgomery. About 15 years past due, this was my first foray into these books. They are rather delightful and I'd definitely recommend.

It's been too many weeks since I've read most of these to do any sort of justice with reviews; however, I still want to give you visual of some of the great books I discovered this year. I particularly enjoyed every book I read in February. :) I hope you find something in my list that intrigues you and perhaps you decide to pick up yourself. As always, I welcome book recommendations. In place of the reviews I hoped to write (perhaps I will in coming months), I'm going to add a few book cover pictures of some of my favorite reads this year. Hope you enjoy.

The Yoga Body Diet by Kristen Schultz Dollard
The Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf

A Death in the Small Hours by Charles Finch

Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Calahan

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman
Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Woman Who Wasn't There: the True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher & Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr.
21-Day Kickstart Weight Loss by Dr. Neal Barnard

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery

Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery
Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
This Dark Endeavor: the Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel

Happy reading, my friends!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On Being a Librarian's Wife

I never really imagined I'd be brainstorming crafts for kids and making thank-you yoda cookies, but apparently such is the life of a librarian's wife...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Current Soundtrack

In my car: 

Deeper by JJ Heller
The Shepherd's Dog by Iron and Wine
Hopes and Fears by Keane

In the house:

Need You Now by Plumb
Painted Red by JJ Heller

What tunes are you loving right now? I'm always on the look out for new music.
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