Month: December 2016

Top Books 2016: My Bookish Superlatives

Top Books 2016: My Bookish Superlatives
Posted December 30, 2016 / Books & Reading

A couple of years ago I ended the year with bookish superlatives! I really like the idea so I decided to bring them back this year as a fun way for me to wrap up my reading year! I have spent the past couple of days highlighting some of my favorite reads of this year, but this post will be about the best of the best for me! So here we go! Book Awards: Best […]

2016 Reflections and 2017 Hopes

2016 Reflections and 2017 Hopes
Posted December 30, 2016 / Personal Reflections

2016 was… …a year of professional growth. I experimented as a new educator and created some unique (and needed) learning opportunities for my students.  I formed new professional friendships that have helped build me into a more conscientious, more aware, more creative educator. I took advantage of learning opportunities through conferences (I attended …a year where I was aware. I paid attention to the world. I intentionally listened to many voices. I stayed informed, I […]

2016 Best On Screen

2016 Best On Screen
Posted December 29, 2016 / Movies & TV & Music

Film While reading is a huge part of my life, I also love films and television. According to my Letterboxd I have watched 110 movies to date this year! This is in large part because I did a #31nightsofhorrormovies binge in October and a #25daysofChristmasMovies in December, so that probably accounts for a good chunk of my movie watching for the year. But still, it is a big part of my nerd life and I […]

2016 Best Nonfiction Reads

2016 Best Nonfiction Reads
Posted December 28, 2016 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

This year, I found myself drawn to a specific type of nonfiction read–feminist essays, feminist experiences, fighting for women POC & LGBTQ, becoming a stronger woman. I have a feeling that my reading life next year will include more nonfiction about many human topics. But as for this year, here is a review of the Best Nonfiction books I read in 2016! I did not do as good of a job recording my thoughts about the […]

2016 Best Comics

2016 Best Comics
Posted December 27, 2016 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Over the past couple of years I have jumped full force into the world of comics. I just love how you can tell a story through panels, writing, and dialogue. I always end up picking up comics and other graphic stories and falling in love so hard. This year is no different. Here are the comics and graphic novels I fell hard for this year! Great Serial Comics: Giant Days by John Allison, Illustrated by […]

2016 Best Fiction Reads

2016 Best Fiction Reads
Posted December 26, 2016 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

My reading life this year has been very different than years past. For one thing, I have read about 50 less books than I have the last 5 years. For another, I have gone through a couple of major reading slump periods–severe reading droughts. So my reading quantity has decreased. However, I feel like so many of the books I did read this year are books I have wanted to own, books I would say […]

My Week in the Books! {3}

My Week in the Books! {3}
Posted December 19, 2016 / Books & Reading, My Week In The Books

This is an attempt to get some posting continuity on this blog again. I feel like this is a type of post I can commit to on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule and casually share about my bookish life. This was inspired by That Librarian Lady Laura and by the book blog weekly round-up memes The Sunday Post & It’s Monday: What Are You Reading? I am also hoping to reconnect with other bookish people. Here’s […]

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Posted December 8, 2016 / Book Talks

I am having a very difficult time trying to put into words what I think and how I feel about this book. Georgia Peaches is very personal to me because I grew up in this book, a relatively conservative community right outside of Atlanta (actually, I spent a lot of time in Rome, GA during my high school years, so this really did feel too familiar to me). I grew up hearing that a lot […]