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#NFBookClub The Sixth Exctinction Discussion – Part 1

September 10, 2015 Blogger Events, non-fiction 25



Well, this has been a bit of a dense read, hasn’t it? I’ve enjoyed it, from the interesting locations to the inspiring science, but it’s definitely a little drier than Mary Roach. Here we are at the halfway point though and I’m excited to hear how you’re all doing! I’ll post my discussion question answers on Monday, but you can chime in any time. And don’t forget to stop by later todaySaturday to vote for October’s read! Read more »


A Beginner’s Guide to Nonfiction

November 1, 2020 Uncategorized 43

Happy Nonfiction November! To kick off the month, I’ve decided to revisit and update one of my older posts on finding the best nonfiction for you if you’re not usually a nonfiction reader. I’ve got some suggestions below based on fiction genres you prefer. Books with an (*) after their name are longer or more dense than others on this list. All have strong narrative arcs and I’ve rated most five stars, with a few four stars mixed in.

Do you have particular fiction genres you love, but have trouble finding nonfiction you enjoy as much? Are you a fiction reader looking to read more nonfiction? If so, I’ve got some ideas for you! I’ve picked out some favorite nonfiction reads from the past ten years that I’ve been blogging. All of them have a strong narrative and were just as easy and engaging to read as any fiction. I hope you at least one that works for you! Read more »


November Wrap-Up

December 3, 2016 Uncategorized 18


Wow! I have to admit, I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump this week and that may be why the end of November seems to have crept up on me so fast. Today, hopefully I’ll be getting caught up, so look for some posts wrapping up November events and kicking off the December ones from me today. Hopefully some replies to your comments too 🙂 Despite feeling a bit slumpy at the end of the month, I’ve had a great Nonfiction November and I’m excited to review all the fun happenings this past month. Read more »


October Wrap-Up

November 2, 2016 Uncategorized 8


I’m a little behind doing my October wrap-up, but since I’ve missed the last two, I’ve decided to do one anyway to get back in the habit. Plus, I think I’ve finally adjusted to my new schedule and I’m excited to see how my reading stacks up to previous months. Read more »


Doing Discussions: How Do You Use Your To-Read Pile?

August 11, 2016 Uncategorized 38


Lately I’ve been considering how people use their to-read piles and what we even mean when we talk about our to-read piles. Personally, I use the term to-read pile for my online list of books I want to read and to describe the physical pile of books I own but haven’t read. Today, I’m specifically talking about how we use our online lists of books we’d like to read. Read more »


April Wrap-Up Post

May 1, 2016 Uncategorized 9

January 2016

Well, it’s been a crazy April! I’m excited to say that I’ve scheduled my thesis defense for June 20th though, so the end is in sight! I’ve been trying to keep up with my reading by picking out lighter books, since I’ve had both less time and less energy for reading. I’ve also had another pretty decent month for diverse and translated reads and I’d particularly like to get caught up on my Blogging Better challenge next month or perhaps after June. Read more »


March Wrap-Up Post

March 31, 2016 Uncategorized 20

January 2016

I suspect I’m going to feel this way at many future monthly wrap-ups, but I can’t believe it’s the end of March already! This month, I’m feeling very aware of how much I need to do before I graduate, although also very excited about how things are going. Despite school keeping me busy, it’s been a great month of reading. In particular, I’m happy that I’ve done a better job than last month of fitting in some translated books and other diverse reads. Read more »


Review: Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age

March 21, 2016 Uncategorized 10 ★★★★

Review: Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information AgeTitle: Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age
Author: Kurt W. Beyer
Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads

Summary: Grace Hopper’s story was fascinating and inspiring, but the writing was sometimes repetitive.

This is the first book I’ve finally picked up for my Women in Science History event this month. I’m already excited for next year just so I can do more with this event! Anyway, Grace Hopper was one of the fantastic female scientists in Headstrong who particularly caught my attention, in part because I’m aware of a computing conference named after her, but didn’t previously know about her work. It turns out that she invented the first compiler, a program that allows us to use higher level, human readable programming languages by converting them to machine readable languages. Read more »


January Wrap-Up Post

January 31, 2016 Uncategorized 18

January 2016

I know this is a very belated monthly wrap-up, but I’m hoping once I’ve started to establish a format, I’ll be able to do them on time. Plus, this week I’ve been using all my creativity to make a photobook for my wedding.  Read more »


Nonfiction November: Read-along Discussion Wrap-up

November 27, 2015 Uncategorized 1

Nonfiction November 2015Wow! It’s time to wrap up our Nonfiction November this year and I want to thank all of you for making it an awesome month. I had so much fun hearing about all the nonfiction you were reading and about your thoughts on each of our nonfiction topics.

Since for our last week, we were talking about I Am Malala, today I’ll be sharing with you some of what everyone else had to say about the book. And if you had fun with the discussion, I’ve got a shameless plug for the monthly read-along I host – be sure to join us for our December read-along of Being Mortal 🙂 Read more »