How I track my reading (using spreadsheets!)

I've always been the type of person who likes to keep track of things. I save ticket stubs to tape into my journal and have endless lists cluttering up the Notes app on my phone. So of course that extends into meticulously tracking the books that I read. Today I'll be going into how I … Continue reading How I track my reading (using spreadsheets!)

Reading goals update: how I did in 2019 + new goals for 2020

With the start of the new year, it's time for me to look back at the reading goals I set at the beginning of 2019 and see how I did. Plus, 2020 means setting new goals for myself to reach for. Without further ado, let's just get into the post! Goals from 2019 Read 100 … Continue reading Reading goals update: how I did in 2019 + new goals for 2020

More 2019 favorites & reading stats

Yesterday, I told you all about my nine favorite books that I read in 2019. But I also want to talk about some of the other books that I loved this year that didn't quite make that list. So today I'm talking about some of my other favorites of the year, not including any of … Continue reading More 2019 favorites & reading stats

50+ anticipated book releases for 2020

It's that time of year again...time to talk about all the books I'm excited for next year! When I started writing this post last month, my list of anticipated 2020 book releases was fairly long, but it was reasonable. But then, of course, I started seeing other people's lists. And I kept adding on to … Continue reading 50+ anticipated book releases for 2020

Non-bookish favorites of 2019 | movies, TV, musicals, etc.

Today, we're taking a break from talking about books, because believe it or not, my entire life doesn't revolve around books. Only most of my life. Instead, I'm talking about all the non-bookish things that I did and consumed this year, from movies and TV I watched to songs I listened to and more. Now … Continue reading Non-bookish favorites of 2019 | movies, TV, musicals, etc.

2019 releases I haven’t read yet (but want to)

This year isn't even over and I'm already woefully behind on new releases. I've actually been fairly good about keeping up with the 2019 releases that I was initially excited about. But the thing about being active in the book community is that you inevitably hear about tons of new releases as they come out … Continue reading 2019 releases I haven’t read yet (but want to)

A (non-comprehensive) list of books that made me cry

I am a book crier. If read a book that I like - even if it's a happy book! - I cry. I can't help it. That said, there are a number of books through the years that have especially made me cry. We're not talking about misty eyes or a single tear running down … Continue reading A (non-comprehensive) list of books that made me cry

Bookish Baking: sour cherry scones from Carry On

Welcome back to another edition of Margaret baking food from books! This week, to celebrate Tuesday's release of¬†Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, I made Watford's famous sour cherry scones. In Carry On, Simon names these scones as the thing he misses most about Watford when he leaves for the holidays. So obviously, in honor of … Continue reading Bookish Baking: sour cherry scones from Carry On

My 10 favorite bookish podcasts

When I'm not reading, writing about reading, talking about books, or working as a bookseller, I can often be found listening to podcasts about books. (Yes, I'd say I have successfully incorporated books into every facet of my life.) There are so many incredible podcasts out there and I'm constantly finding more as well! From … Continue reading My 10 favorite bookish podcasts