24hour Readathon has begun!

24hour Readathon has begun!

Well, I’ve already managed to sleep through the first 4 hours, but it was much needed. Now I am awake, coffee brewing, and ready to go! I think I’ll just try to update this post throughout the day. Introduction Meme (Found at Blue Bookcase) 1)Where are you reading from today?  I’m reading from STL, MO. […]

Readathon fast approaching

Readathon fast approaching

The Readathon is tomorrow already! In less than 9 hours, in fact. How has this come up so quickly? I hope I can participate as much as I wanted. For some reason that is completely unclear to me, I had it in my mind that it started at noon, which was fine, since I’m on […]

Reading Buddies Discussion: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Reading Buddies Discussion: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex has been sitting on my shelf for years – so many years that it’s managed to sit on many iterations of my shelves throughout several moves, including across the country and halfway back. A friend of mine read and loved this book, so much so that he gave me his copy in the middle […]

Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant: Impressions

Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant: Impressions

Wherever You Go is Joan Leegant’s elegant and lyrical novel exploring the relationship between American Jews and Israel, their faith, and each other. It’s told through the points of view of three separate, disconnected characters: Yona Stern, a 30-year-old single woman who is at sea in her own life in New York and travels to […]

What’s with all the reader formatism?

What’s with all the reader formatism?

I’m sensing a growing… formatism in the book world, a new form of bookish snobbery. That is, reading formatism, aka, in which format you prefer to read. Hardcover? Paperback? Audio? … GASP EREADER? DEAR GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU the internet seems to cry. DON’T YOU KNOW YOU ARE KILLING THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE? AND BORDERS, […]