Thursday, April 18, 2024

First Line Friday #177


First Line Friday is a weekly feature and simple to do - grab the book nearest you and post the first line. Carrie hosts this over on her blog Reading is my Superpower.


New York Times
One Is Killed and Two Wounded by Gunmen at a Brooklyn Office
FEB. 4, 1986
By Michael Norman

Two men fired automatic weapons through the side door of a wholesale gasoline in Brooklyn yesterday, killing one man and wounding two others, police say.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Books From The Backlog #69

 


Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books, is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your shelf unread.

I am featuring books in the order that they were added to my Goodreads To-Read shelf, so sometimes there will be a couple weeks in a row of books on the same topic.

Neglected Book of the Week

Why did I add In Search of the First Civilizations to my TBR?

Because there's nothing I love daydreaming about more than these lost civilizations.

Have you read this book, or is it somewhere on your TBR? If you've read it, would you recommend it to others?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Would You Rather... | #30


I began posting this back in 2018 and thought I would bring it back, given that my motivation to blog has returned with force. You might recognize some from prior use, but I am changing up which ones are paired together to give a variety of choices.

There's no real criteria or guidelines. Choose the nook you would love most if given a choice, justify it however you'd like.

Nook A

Nook B

Which one do you love most?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Monday, April 15, 2024

Monday Meme #36


I am reviving this little feature after eight years. You might see a couple recycled from when I did this in 2016, but they were funny then and they are still funny now. Occasionally they will be more introspective or comforting. No matter what, they will be about reading and books.


Teehee. Sometimes it is so hard to not tell something. But I don't because it's mean. It doesn't stop me from giggling about it though.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Stacking the Shelves #284


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected throughout the week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, etc

Library Treasures

Happy Reading
Sarah

Thursday, April 11, 2024

First Line Friday #176


First Line Friday is a weekly feature and simple to do - grab the book nearest you and post the first line. Carrie hosts this over on her blog Reading is my Superpower.


"Originally those islands were inhabited by Peti and Pape, One of these races, the Peti, only a little taller than pygmies, accomplished miraculous achievements by building towns, morning and evening, but at midday every ounce of strength deserted them and they hid in fear in underground chambers."

This is how the writer of the late 12th-century Historia Norwegie described the Peti, the Picts, who along with the Pape, presumably clerics, had inhabited the Orkney, Shetland, and the Western Isles of Scotland before supposedly being wiped out by the Scandinavians in the reign of the semi-legendary Norwegian king, Harald Fairhair (c. 870-932).

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Books From The Backlog #68

 


Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books, is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your shelf unread.

I am featuring books in the order that they were added to my Goodreads To-Read shelf, so sometimes there will be a couple weeks in a row of books on the same topic.

Neglected Book of the Week

Why did I add Framing the Middle Ages to my TBR?

Because I like Wickham's work and I love the Middle Ages.

Have you read this book, or is it somewhere on your TBR? If you've read it, would you recommend it to others?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Would You Rather... | #29


I began posting this back in 2018 and thought I would bring it back, given that my motivation to blog has returned with force. You might recognize some from prior use, but I am changing up which ones are paired together to give a variety of choices.

There's no real criteria or guidelines. Choose the nook you would love most if given a choice, justify it however you'd like.

Nook A

Nook B

Which one do you love most?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Monday, April 8, 2024

Monday Meme #35


I am reviving this little feature after eight years. You might see a couple recycled from when I did this in 2016, but they were funny then and they are still funny now. Occasionally they will be more introspective or comforting. No matter what, they will be about reading and books.


Not hard at all. It's all I do when Eleanor has to be at her father's house. Some chores, some working out. But mostly reading.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Stacking the Shelves #283


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected throughout the week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, etc

Prime First Reads



NetGalley ARCs


Happy Reading
Sarah

Thursday, April 4, 2024

First Line Friday #175


First Line Friday is a weekly feature and simple to do - grab the book nearest you and post the first line. Carrie hosts this over on her blog Reading is my Superpower.


Long before Europeans crossed the Atlantic and set foot on New World soil, lofty burial mounds dotted the American landcape.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Books From The Backlog #67

 


Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books, is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your shelf unread.

I am featuring books in the order that they were added to my Goodreads To-Read shelf, so sometimes there will be a couple weeks in a row of books on the same topic.

Neglected Book of the Week

Why did I add The Real Middle Earth: Magic and Mystery in the Dark Ages to my TBR?

Because I LOVE this period, though I hate that some authors still refer to this time as the dark ages. It really wasn't all that dark. Those monks in Ireland busted their asses to make sure we didn't lose all kinds of knowledge.

Have you read this book, or is it somewhere on your TBR? If you've read it, would you recommend it to others?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Would You Rather... | #28


I began posting this back in 2018 and thought I would bring it back, given that my motivation to blog has returned with force. You might recognize some from prior use, but I am changing up which ones are paired together to give a variety of choices.

There's no real criteria or guidelines. Choose the nook you would love most if given a choice, justify it however you'd like.

Nook A

Nook B


Which one do you love most?

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Monday, April 1, 2024

Spell the Month in Books | April

I am FINALLY getting around to this one, which is hosted by Jana @ Reviews from the Stacks. I have seen Marianne do this one forever and keep saying I would start...and then forget because, well, I don't know.

It's really easy. Just find book titles which spell the month in question. Jana does post optional themes for the months, if you like having that guide. I will not be using them, as themes are usually harder to do with non-fiction.

April

A 

P 

R 

I 

L 

All of these are from my TBR, so hopefully it is yet another way for me to focus on that.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Monday Meme #34


I am reviving this little feature after eight years. You might see a couple recycled from when I did this in 2016, but they were funny then and they are still funny now. Occasionally they will be more introspective or comforting. No matter what, they will be about reading and books.


Normally I don't like cats, but this cat is me.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Eleanor Reads | March Edition

 

Each month Eleanor and I share the chapter books we read. We've been reading chapter books since before Kindergarten and her attention span as a four year old was definitely something to brag about. Eleanor was born a reader and that makes my heart so, so happy.

Currently Reading Together


Read Together


Currently Reading Independently*

*Eleanor has begun reading more than one book at a time. I can't imagine where she got that idea from.

Eleanor's Independent Reads

Eleanor's Rereads


Eleanor's DNFs


Do the kiddos in your life have an interest in any of these?

Happy Reading,
Eleanor and Sarah