If you haven't heard of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, it's an annual event in the month of November in which people try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Daunting? Yes. I have no clue whatsoever how this is going to go, so that's fun! The novel I'm going to attempt is … Continue reading So I Guess I’m Doing NaNoWriMo (a Crisis)
I'm pretty sure I've at least mentioned before how Emily Croy Barker's The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic (click the cover to buy through IndieBound) is one of my favorite books of the last several years, maybe of ever. The story has been described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups" (even though lots of grown-ups read Harry … Continue reading The “Thinking Woman’s Guide” Sequel Has a Title!
We all know Amazon is The. Worst. There are reports and lots of articles detailing how the multi-billion dollar corporation has put small, independent retailers out of business, as well as the terrible ethics with which they treat their employees, both warehouse workers and delivery drivers. (Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is a billionaire a hundred times … Continue reading So You Don’t Want to Support Amazon Anymore
The most highly-anticipated book release of 2019, The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's companion novel to her 1985 dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale, was waiting for me on my Kindle when I woke up this morning (it's Tuesday, September 10 as I write this). I wanted to spend all day reading, but alas, the duties of adulthood call. But as … Continue reading I Live Blogged the First Chapter of “The Testaments” Because of Course I Did
The trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, was just released this week. I feel like I've been hearing news about this movie for about a year at this point, and very little that I've heard has inspired any excitement. Maybe it's too early to judge, as … Continue reading I Am Not On Board With Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”
It is really so kind of the organizers of Independent Bookstore Day to always schedule it for my birthday weekend. I get to buy birthday presents to myself and support indie bookstores! This year we only made it to two stores, as we stayed on the Olympic Peninsula rather than taking the ferry over to … Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day 2019!
We witnessed history a couple weeks ago, as the first ever photograph of a black hole was seen and shared and reported on countless times on Wednesday, April 10. This is a monumental achievement, as it took a team of over 100 scientists and engineers several years and a computing telescope the size of the … Continue reading Science Nonfiction to Read if You’re Still Excited About the Black Hole Photo
The Washington State Department of Corrections quietly issued a complete ban on prison book donations last month. "So quietly, in fact, that they didn't bother to tell us first. We only know now because we found this memo on their website today. We're ready to fight it..." Books to Prisoners, the Seattle-based nonprofit that has … Continue reading Sign the Petition to Reverse the Ban on Book Donations to Washington Prisons