Exit Strategy

Of all the series I have read this year, The Murderbot Diaries is definitely my favorite! During today's Readathon, I had the opportunity to read what is currently the final book in the series (at least until May 5th), Exit Strategy. I had originally planned to read this book earlier in the year, but ended…

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Whether you are a fan of "The Bard" or not, I think we can all agree that William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known authors who ever lived. Everyone I know has read at least one of his plays as a student (usually in a high school or college English class). Personally, I studied…

One Hundred Leaves

Ask someone what they think about poetry and you're probably going to get a pretty strong reaction. When I was still teaching English full-time, my students were split into two factions when it came to poetry. They either loved it, or absolutely despised it. In more than ten years in the classroom, I don't think…

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Update: Week Sixteen

Good morning, everyone! I woke up to sunshine this morning, and it's a welcome change after the insanity of the weather over the past couple of days. I guess nothing about 2020 should really be surprising to us at this point, but snow in the middle of April? Seriously? So weird. After two weeks of…

National Haiku Day

Happy National Haiku Day, everyone! Outside of major holidays, as well as Pi Day and Star Wars Day, I don't observe very many of our "National Days." There are so many of them that you really could drive yourself crazy (and run out of money) trying to celebrate them all. However, as a fan of…

Wild Ones

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far, and that you are continuing to stay healthy. I had to venture out to the grocery store on Monday (for the first time in nearly three weeks), and even though grocery shopping is now officially one of my least favorite activities,…