What I Read in May 2017

Despite May being a busy month with my mom visiting, I read 10 books – well on track to make my goal of 100 books this year. As of today, June 6, I’m at 50 books for the year, and I’m in the middle of a few good books right now too! Without further ado, here’s what I read over the last month. 4 stars: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch: My neighbor recommended this page turner, and it took me {Read More}

What I Read in April 2017

While some of my other goals may have slipped this month due to my vacation and illness, my reading game was on point! I read 13 books in April, and discovered a lot of truly excellent gems across a variety of genres. 5 stars: All Is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker – This novel was great- it kept me in suspense throughout, and I couldn’t see how all the pieces were going to fit together until they finally did. I really {Read More}

What I Read in March 2017

So first off, I don’t want to keep you all hanging with my post yesterday about medical issues! I met with my neurologist this morning, but she didn’t really have much info for me. Essentially, she is ruling out stroke/TIA because of my age and health, and she said that while I had a lot of tests come back with abnormalities, they don’t match with the symptoms I reported, so she believes those are incidental. So she’s diagnosing by exclusion {Read More}

What I Read in February 2017

After my health scare last week, this post is coming to you a few days late. I don’t have any real news to report on that front (though some preliminary good news in the form of a no-big-deal diagnosis possibility from another doctor!). I still have more tests tomorrow and Wednesday, and then I’ll be going to the neurologist on Thursday morning, at which point I hope to know more. But I want to say thank you all so much for {Read More}

What I Read in January 2017

This was a big reading month for me. I read ten books over the course of the month, which puts me a little bit ahead on my reading challenge for this year. I’m pretty psyched for that! Since I know many of you love reading as much as I do, I wanted to share my thoughts on the books I read in January. Books are listed in descending order of the number of stars I gave them (from 5 stars to {Read More}

2017 Monthly Goal Check In: January

I still feel like I’m getting used to it being January of a new year, but we’re already a month into 2017. Time is flying so far this year! This year, I set a few small goals to work on over the course of the year. My plan is to check in every month, and potentially revise some of the goals a little bit as needed, but ultimately, keep track of my ongoing progress. And so far, I’m doing pretty {Read More}

My Top Books of (the second half of) 2016

Today I finished my 100th book of the year, meeting my goal! And now I’m already diving into my first book of 2017, Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth. I’m so happy to see your thoughtful comments on my top books of the first half of 2016, and that inspired me to get the second half done quickly too. Hope you enjoy these books I enjoyed between July and December! Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success, by Angela Duckworth. I’ve read about {Read More}

My Top Books of (the first half of) 2016

I started writing this post in July, when we were halfway through the year – but never quite ended up finishing/posting it. But here we are in December, when all of us are trying to wrap up all those loose ends before the new year… and so the draft has resurfaced! This year, my goal was to read 100 books over the course of the year. Well, on December 29th, I’m squarely on track – about 25 pages to go {Read More}

Discover Video / TED Talks Book Review

I mentioned two weeks ago that I was in California to facilitate my company’s Discover program. (Here’s a post on one of the things I started pondering after this time around: how much work is too much work?) The entire event is videotaped, and last time I facilitated, I promised several friends/family who were asking that I’d share the videos. But then I got them back, and I was too embarrassed to post them. Have you ever tried to watch a recording of yourself on {Read More}

November Goal: Books > Facebook

I haven’t been blogging much this month, because I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on that I don’t really want to air publicly. Unfortunately, all of that was further exacerbated this Wednesday, when I started to see the full backlash of the election results. It feels like the whole country is up in arms, and it doesn’t seem like the instability will go away any time soon. Over the past few days, I’ve realized that when I’ve been {Read More}