The Ever-Growing TBR Pile: Ten New Books from Nonfiction November

While November was last month, I missed out on participating in the last half of one of my favorite yearly features: Nonfiction November. It’s hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?, Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads, and Leann at Shelf Aware with the goal of celebrating all of those wonderful nonfiction books we’veContinue reading “The Ever-Growing TBR Pile: Ten New Books from Nonfiction November”

Putting it Together: Books That Pull Back the Curtain on Broadway

It’s a funny thing, time: it keeps moving and I keep running after it. While November was last month, I missed out on participating in the last half of one of my favorite yearly features: Nonfiction November. It’s hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?, Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads, and Leann atContinue reading “Putting it Together: Books That Pull Back the Curtain on Broadway”

Reading for Two: Five Book Pairings

I’m nothing if not consistent, which means I’m still running a little behind this month. It might be the third week of November, but I’m still stuck in the second week of Nonfiction November. As a refresher, it’s a yearly feature hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?, Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads,Continue reading “Reading for Two: Five Book Pairings”

Politics, Food, and the Offbeat: My Nonfiction Year in Review

I’m running a little behind this month, but so long as it’s the eleventh month of the year, then it’s the perfect time to start talking about Nonfiction November. It’s a yearly feature hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?, Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads, and Leann at Shelf Aware with the goalContinue reading “Politics, Food, and the Offbeat: My Nonfiction Year in Review”

Shh! Five Quiet Middle Grade Novels

Ask someone for their definition of a ‘quiet’ novel and you’re likely to get a Potter Stewart response: “I know it when I see it.” These books are hard to capture, yet finding one that resonates can be a blissful experience. Character-driven, they often focus on introspection while offering up rich prose. And though theyContinue reading “Shh! Five Quiet Middle Grade Novels”

Eight Snowy Cozies for a Long Winter’s Night

Winter might be a joyously festive time for some, but there’s also a lesser discussed undercurrent of unease for others. Leafless trees twisting in piercing winds. Dark nights that stretch longer and longer. Ice forming on anything that sits still long enough. That’s why, if I had to assign a book genre for each season,Continue reading “Eight Snowy Cozies for a Long Winter’s Night”

Nonfiction November Week Five: New TBR Favorites

It might be the first day of December, but that’s just as good a time as any to acknowledge Week Five, the last week, of Nonfiction November—a celebration of all those totally true and fact-filled books out there. This week’s question comes from Rennie at What’s Nonfiction.

Nonfiction November Week Four: Nonfiction Favorites

Last week was Week Three of Nonfiction November—a celebration of all those totally true and fact-filled books out there. I’m running a little late late, but I’m still excited to explore last week’s question from Leann at There There, Read This because it’s all about some of my favorite nonfiction.

Nonfiction November Week Two: Book Pairing

It’s Week Two of Nonfiction November—a celebration of all those totally true and fact-filled books out there. One of the things I love the most about great books—nonfiction or otherwise—is that they usually have me wanting to find similar reads. I’ll read a tantalizing tidbit and then I’m off down a rabbit hole looking forContinue reading “Nonfiction November Week Two: Book Pairing”