TBR Pile Challenge: The Thin Man

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett Loved this so much. Nick and Nora Charles are a fantastic duo. The Thin Man is at once a murder mystery and a comedy of manners set in 1930s New York. It is just a classic detective story. There’s plenty of drinking, speakeasies, and murder. Nick Charles is a […]

2015 TBR Pile Challenge

So last year’s TBR Challenge did not go so well. Oops. But I’m bound and determined to try again this year, and I think I may actually accomplish my goal this time. See, one of my other goals for the year is to read almost exclusively from my own bookshelves. I’ve allowed myself a little leeway […]

Filling in Reading Gaps

I read A LOT, across many genres and types of books. But while I’ve always been a big reader, I realized recently that I don’t feel like I’m actually very well-read. That is, there are so many books and authors that I feel like I “should” have read—books that serve as cultural signposts—that I’ve just missed […]

2014 TBR Pile Challenge

So here’s the thing: I read. A LOT. And somehow my bookshelves still look like this: (That’s not all of my collection — half still lives at my parents’ house, plus I had to cut out a few shelves and another floor pile that didn’t fit in the picture. And yep, the piles on the […]