A couple years ago I stumbled across Emilie Wapnick's TED talk -- "Why some of us don't have one true calling" -- and I felt like I'd found a soul mate. In that presentation, Wapnick talks about how she had a life-long pattern of getting very deep into a subject and then eventually losing interest.…Read more What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'm in Manchester, VT this weekend for Booktopia (a weekend full of authors and readers, created by Books on the Nightstand and now hosted by the Northshire Bookstore). The first year I came up from Connecticut for Bookstopia, four years ago, the new library was under construction. The second year my time didn't jibe with the…Read more Library Visit: Manchester Community Library, Vermont
My reading corner. I didn't read as much as planned or for as many hours as I thought I would for this marathon. I think I was overtired, which makes it hard for me to settle down and focus. Seasonal allergies are also messing with my mind these days. It's all good. Some readathons I'm a reading…Read more Readathon Recap and Book Club Bookstore
Finalized TBR stack!Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon has begun! Thought I'd jump in and do the opening survey:1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? USA > New England > Connecticut > Guilford2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak. Reading it for Booktopia…Read more Readathon Opening Survey
Another glorious day dedicated to reading is almost here! Or at least a good chunk of my day on April 29th will be dedicated to reading because it's Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! To be honest, this readathon sorta snuck up on me and I don't feel very prepared (I haven't even bought snacks yet!), but I'm happy to have…Read more The Night Before Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and a BIG BUG READING
Months ago, way back in November 2016, I posted about The Dude Diet by Serena Wolf and said Laura and I would be trying some of the recipes over the winter. Well, it's now spring, but we're finally getting into it!Laura made the Quinoa Crunch Granola. She's actually made it a couple times now, with some…Read more The Dude Diet Update: First Recipe Attempts
Cohosting the Book Cougars Podcast with my friend Emily is such a blast!We've just entered the double digits with Episode 10. To celebrate we both listed our Top 10 books of all time.It is more of a Top 10-ish list because we both cheated a bit. Okay, I admit I cheated more than Emily, but the…Read more Book Cougars 10th Episode Giveaway