Reading Reflections: What’s on my Nightstand

Today I'm linking up with Kathryn at The Book Date to share what I'm reading this week. Last week my husband informed me that he would be out of town the entire week for work. After I regained consciousness and was informed that he had already told me this about five times (I just wasn't listening), I called my mommy. Using the baby as bait, I convinced my mom to fly half-way around the country to hang out with me for a week. Sure, I could handle three kids by myself for a whole week. But do I want to? Heck no! Plus, I haven't seen my mom since the baby was born in June, so it's about time for a visit. I still feel like a tourist in the Twin Cities, so I'm looking forward to doing a little bit of exploring while she's here. In addition to lots of reading... the hubs and I binge watched Stranger Things on Netflix last week. I really don't like scary stuff, but I love that show. The amount of 80's montages makes my life complete! As I mentioned in my last post, Netflix just released Keep Reading

In the Books: This Week’s Best Bookish Links

How was your week? I had to think hard about what I did this week. My brain cells have been steadily diminishing with each kid I pop out. This week saw the end of saw the end of October, Halloween, the beginning of November and apparently the end of fall. Maybe it's still fall-like temperatures where you live, but here in the Midwest...Winter Is Coming (let the record state that I DO NOT watch Game of Thrones)! Snow and daily highs in the mid thirties says winter to me! Tuesday was Halloween. It was my favorite holiday as a kid. I loved planning the perfect costume, attending the neighborhood Halloween party, and running around the subdivision in a big group. There's always that one house that celebrates Halloween waaaaaay too hard. Their front yard is full of severed heads, cloaked figures, and axe-wielding monsters. I remember one year our neighbors had a huge barrel of spaghetti labelled "brains" that you had to stick your hand in before getting candy. You had to earn it. That's Keep Reading

Why I Love Epistolary Novels. And Why You Should Too!

Do you love epistolary novels?  Do you know what an epistolary novel is? Well, don't fret if you don't. I didn't know that term until I sat down to write this blog post. I've been calling epistolary novels books written as letters or journal entries. But apparently there's a word for that. Epistolary novels! If you already knew that then I have a cookie I'd like to give you. I am currently reading (or rather listening to on audiobook) Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence. I love this book. As the title suggests, it's a collection of letters a librarian has written to books. Yay! I'm not the only one who talks to books or other inanimate objects (Sorry, coffee pot. You're not the only one I'm involved with). That means I'm not crazy, right? Well, maybe we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves. As I was reading Dear Fahrenheit 451, laughing my ass off as Annie has a drunken conversation Keep Reading