2022 Reading: A Year In Review

I Read 100 Books in 2022 2022 was an amazing year of reading for me. I created and participated in the 2022 Reading Challenge. I read a total of 100 books in 2022. I consumed over 30,000 pages. I read 95 new-to-me books. I found a new top 10 favorite author. I discovered that I... Continue Reading →

December 2022 Book Update

It's the end of the year and that means this is the last monthly book update for 2022! It has been a wonderful year full of amazing books and I have been so happy to find some new favorite authors. December's book list took me to my goal of reaching 100 books in 2022. I... Continue Reading →

November 2022 Book Update

The end of the year is almost here! I'm getting very close to reaching my goal of reading 100 books in 2022. This past month I've been reading more from Fredrik Backman and Sue Grafton who I have previously read this year. I also brought back George R.R. Martin and Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills. So lots... Continue Reading →

October 2022 Book Update

If you've been around Spine & Leaf Books lately you'll know that I've been reading several authors that I've read before: Jean Hanff Korelitz got 2 books on my list this month, Fredrik Backman has reappeared after Beartown, and of course, Veronica Roth's brand new book Poster Girl has made my list. I'm really into... Continue Reading →

Book After Movie?

Do you ever read a book after watching the movie adaptation? This is an age-old question that has no one, true answer. But for me, generally, the answer is: No. No, I don't read books after watching the movie or TV show adaptation. Here's why: I like to imagine the characters myself. There's nothing better... Continue Reading →

…But the Cover Was Blue

"I don't remember the title, but the cover was blue." If librarians had a dollar for every time they heard this, they'd be millionaires by now. I know I've said this exact thing before, so I'm guessing the other readers out there can relate. Why is this so common? Why can we remember the color... Continue Reading →

6 Minutes a Day

Did you know you can reduce your stress by 68% in just 6 minutes a day? Want to know how? Reading. That's right. Reading for just 6 minutes a day can reduce your stress more effectively than exercising or listening to music. A 2009 study from Sussex University revealed the powerful benefits of reading when... Continue Reading →

September 2022 Book Update

Wow, September has been a busy month... but not for book reading apparently. Oh well. I haven't read too many books this month and none of them were real standouts for being amazing. My favorite was The Atlas Six. I really fell into that one and finished it quickly. Otherwise, I've been in a bit... Continue Reading →

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