Archive of 2017 December

21Dec2017
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Goodreads

Five Star Fiction, 2017 Edition

This post contains affiliate links. This post is going to be a little longer, my friends.  In my non-fiction post, I left out a few five star books because they were homeschool-specific and I wanted to feature books that would appeal to all readers.  But fiction?  Everybody needs some of that, baby. Some of my five star books were repeat reads, but since I haven’t posted a book on this

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20Dec2017
Author
Jenny
Category
Goodreads, Non-fiction

Five Star Non-Fiction, 2017 Edition

This post contains affiliate links. Some of you will ignore this post because you don’t read non-fiction.  That is perfectly acceptable.  If you don’t read non-fiction but are curious as to what you might like if you were to read non-fiction, this is a good place to start. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth I always thought of myself as a gritty person,

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19Dec2017
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Fiction, Goodreads, Non-fiction

How I rate books

I’ve read 59 books this year so far and there were hardly any stinkers.  It’s not that I had good luck, it’s that I’ve gotten good at only guessing which books won’t be a waste of time.  I’ve spent so many hours of my life on books that weren’t worth the investment and I’m just too picky now to follow that same model. When I pulled up my 2017 list on Goodreads and sorted it my

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16Dec2017
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk

Hiatus Interrupted

It’s been a long five years.  Why the silence?  Oh, lots of reasons.  Life became too intense to maintain what was essentially a fun hobby.  I put a husband through business school, built a business, then left it to move 3,000 miles away where we then experienced a few months of unemployment and illness, compounded with pregnancy.  Besides moving three times in five years, and having anothe

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