May you all have a lovely and safe New Year! See you in 2010!
Favorite Books of 2009
I was trying to put off listing my favorite books of 2009 until next week, but I just couldn't stand it anymore. I am going to take the risk that the last few books wouldn't have made it into this list anyway, and if they do turn out to be remarkable, then I'll give them … Continue reading Favorite Books of 2009
What should I read next?
I have about a novel's-worth of pages (a little less than 300, that is) left to read of Gone with the Wind, but I admit I am already thinking about what to read next. Another blogger following the challenge put it quite well: it's not new to me anymore. I am as tired as Scarlett … Continue reading What should I read next?
I found this link about cool bookshelves over on Largehearted Boy. This one's my favorite--it's a staircase! I'd like a lounge version of this next one, with a nice down cushion, and maybe a swing-arm desk for my laptop. This looks really cool, but I don't tend to buy my books by color, so I … Continue reading Bookshelves
You’ve Gotta Have Friends
This is thrilling: Gavin at Page 247 has passed the "I [Heart] Your Blog" award along to The Evening Reader. I've been blogging for many years, but only a short time about books specifically, and I am amazed at the kindness and support in this community for new bloggers trying to join the conversation. So … Continue reading You’ve Gotta Have Friends
Falling Leaves Giveaway
Heather, it looks as though my copy of Falling Leaves will go to you! Please send me your full name and address at eveningreaderblogATyahooDOTcom. Congrats!
Just One More. 1% More.
Just one more, I swear. I decided to join the 1% Well Read challenge because several books I'm already reading will overlap, but also because this will help me reduce my TBR pile even further. This is the last one I'll join. Really. I'm doing thirteen books from the combined lists, partially because I already … Continue reading Just One More. 1% More.
Sunday Salon: Housekeeping And New Challenges
Welcome everyone to my new blog home! I wanted a site dedicated solely to books, and I had created this blog last year when I started a few challenges, but I never did anything with it. I'm still trying to learn my way around WordPress, which seems to have some advantages, but also some limitations. … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Housekeeping And New Challenges
Today I am working on my post about Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, which I completed for the 9 for '09 challenge. I'll probably also spend some time looking at a terrific new (to me) blog about books and music that I found this morning: Largehearted Boy. It has a feature called Book Notes, where … Continue reading Catching Up
Just Pay The Ten Cents
Hello All. I know I promised a review of Delicate Edible Birds today, but due to some interruptions yesterday (welcome) and this morning (unwelcome), I did not finish the book until this afternoon, and I need more time to gather my thoughts. Library late fees be damned! After all, the book deserves it! Let that … Continue reading Just Pay The Ten Cents