Tag: Eleanor and Park

A Quick Wrap Up for a Short Month – February 2021 Wrap Up!

A Quick Wrap Up for a Short Month – February 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted March 8, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

February has been a month of exhaustion and of dreams, my friends. I read a lot less in February.  I had wild sweeps between deep and complete exhaustions and bubbling bursts of energy and a deep desire to do something – anything!  I almost never harness that energy productively, but alas, here we are.  March is already a week deep and I feel myself yearning more and more for spring.  The sun rises a little earlier every day and stays out a little later.  The worst of the darkness is behind us, and I hope the worst of the snow […]

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Posted February 23, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I picked up my copy of this book before I knew about the problematic rep.  Even after the problematic rep was revealed to me, I figured it would be okay, but I probably wouldn’t keep it after reading due to the rep.  …  I was just as surprised as anyone to find that even discounting the racist choices made… I didn’t like this book?  From a pure writing and storytelling standard, Eleanor & Park is deeply overrated. Some good points first: It’s easy to read I appreciated there were points where the characters connected beyond wanting to eat each other’s […]

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff:  January 2021 Wrap Up!

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff: January 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted February 8, 2021 in Checking In // 2 Comments

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2021, where we get to look at everything that got rolling as the new year started and we can celebrate how strikingly different everything is now that it’s not 2020 anymore! I kid, of course, because we still have all the same things to work on as we did in 2020, all the same concerns and challenges and opportunities for growth.  But the psychology of hope is nice, right?  For myself, 2021 hasn’t been too bad on a personal level, and for that I’m truly grateful.  Still, there’s the continued opportunity to do […]

Good Riddance, 2020!  My December Wrap Up.

Good Riddance, 2020! My December Wrap Up.

Posted January 4, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello everyone!  Good morning and HAPPY JANUARY 4TH 2021.  I know that 2021 isn’t going to solve all our problems.  Or any of it, actually, but the illusion of hope and change and new beginnings are always nice tings to hold on to – it gives us a little bit o strength to pick ourselves up and persevere. *deep breath* 2021 y’all. But not without one last wrap up, and then we can say adieu, right?  So lets do this. All the things I’ve been reading I allowed myself to have a fairly light reading month in December.  I read some […]

What’s This?  A BookTube Channel?  – My November Wrap Up!

What’s This? A BookTube Channel? – My November Wrap Up!

Posted December 7, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I’m going to be making a few changes to my wrap ups, starting with this month.  First of all, I’m removing the “haul” section.  There’s a couple reasons for this. I always feel weird talking about new books and ARCs when there are so many out there who can’t bring in books every month because of their location or financial situation. I started a BookTube. In many ways, #2 feels like it cancels out #1.  I don’t get dozens of books every month, either… but Book Hauls seems like a central theme on BookTube and it […]