The Unique Blogger Award (Don’t Worry, I Didn’t Tag You)


A person on the internet nominated me for one of these things that go around that say they’re awards but actually no one won an award? There are a bunch of rules and I’m supposed to tag people but I don’t wanna. In fact, I’m not even going to tell you the very-hard-to-guess rules and am […]

I Did It – I Read for 24 Hours in 48 Hours!


Wahoo, I did it! Exciting times – I completed the 24in48 reading marathon I posted about last week! Usually when I do a marathon I try to stick to short books. This year, since I’m doing the subscription box project, I didn’t get to pick my books. So, for example, The Nix was 737 pages – […]

Book Review | Call Number | June 2017 | Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou


Last month I posted about the June Call Number box that included Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou. Today I’ll tell you about the book itself. The story begins with 13-year-old Moses, whose full name is  Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko but he’s not trying to live the long-name-life so he goes by Moses. […]

Who Else is Doing the 24 in 48 Readathon This Weekend?


I’m getting excited for the reading marathon this weekend, 24 in 48! Basically the way it works is that you read 24 out of 48 hours. I’ve done Dewey’s Readathon many times in the past but of course never read he entire 24 out of 24 hours because not only can I not stay awake […]

Review | June Thrifty Books | The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold


I like the Thrifty Books box because it’s pretty darn affordable and it’s introduced me to some great books. I pre-paid for a year and it came out to just over $17 per box including shipping, which is on the lower end compared to other book boxes. You can read reviews of past Thrifty Books boxes here. The […]

Book Subscription Diversity: Are You Surprised by the Stats Halfway Through the Year?


Well, I’ve made it halfway through the year! Rejoice! I set a goal to read 120 books this year and I’ve read 80, which puts me 21 ahead of schedule. I’ll take it! So far I’ve received books from 12 different subscription boxes. Editorial standards I’d like to see in major book reviewing / book […]

June Reading Times Recap


Goodness, how is June already over? That’s nuts! Tomorrow I’ll post a big ole halfway through the year / status of the project post but for today let’s look at what I read in June. Books read in June I finished 12 books in June, which is less than my average for the year and […]

Review Deep Vellum | June | The Golden Cockerel & Other Writings by Juan Rulfo


Deep Vellum is a non-profit publisher that primarily publishes works of translation. I purchased a ten-book subscription, e-book and paperback bundle. My total was $103, so they come out to about $10 for each book and I get both the e-book and paperback. They mail two books every two months. You can read my previous […]

Review | Brilliant Books | May 2017 | Wintering by Peter Geye


Hey, remember when I posted a few days ago about how Brilliant Books sent me a book I’d already read? Well, I contacted them as I promised I would and they were very lovely about it! A new book is on its way to me and they included a postage-paid envelope so I can send […]

Book Review | Brilliant Books June 2017 Pick | How to Start a Fire and Why by Jesse Bell


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is similar to Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one year of paperback books, though there are other options. While you’re here, why not check out […]