Goodreads Reading Goals: Yay or Nay?

For the past two years I’ve used the Goodreads reading goal tool to track how many books I get through in the year. Maybe it’s because I also worked full time while doing grad school part time, but I felt so much stress to make sure those numbers were met. I think though it hasContinue reading “Goodreads Reading Goals: Yay or Nay?”

Meagan Reads Fiction: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

The Book of Speculation tells a story across generations of Simon, the protagonist’s, family. His is a family of circus performers, but more than that, one of “dangerous” women who suffer from undiagnosed mental illness. When a man named Churchwarry, a book collector, sends Simon a mysterious book that is somehow connected to his family,Continue reading “Meagan Reads Fiction: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler”

How to Find the Right Romance Novel

I used to be one of those book snobs who scoffed at romance novels, but after educating myself on the gendered implications of the genre, I decided I wanted to try to get into at least one. I won’t lie. Letting go of my old prejudices that were deeply rooted in misogyny was not easy.Continue reading “How to Find the Right Romance Novel”

The Benefits of Diverse Reading

Lately, I’ve made a much more conscious effort at reading diversely. We chose The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu for my cousins’ book club. I read Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat for the 2018 Madlibs reading challenge. And for my book club at work with my coworkers, we’re reading Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.Continue reading “The Benefits of Diverse Reading”

Why It’s Important to Diversify Your Reading

I’ve spent the last two and a half years reading for a book challenge my best friend and I decided to take on. She’s a much faster reader than I am and finished in about a year. It was the first time I’d ever done a reading challenge. Before I chose my books by whateverContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Diversify Your Reading”

Why It’s OK to Give up on a Book: The DNF Doubt

For those who don’t know, DNF stands for did not finish. I had to look it up when I first came across it because I’m at that awkward age where I’m a millennial, but I don’t know all the lingo the kids are using these days. Anyway, DNF hadn’t been a part of my vocabulary,Continue reading “Why It’s OK to Give up on a Book: The DNF Doubt”

One Book At A Time

I am drowning in a sea of things to read. My double-stacked book shelves taunt me with their tomes. My Goodreads TBR list laughs at my folly. My kindle glares at me as I time and time again pass it over for a physical text. When did it get so hard to read? As aContinue reading “One Book At A Time”