The Saddest Children’s Book Ever

Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve tried to regularly read aloud to Piopio. Sometimes it’s the news or whatever book I happened to be reading that day. We also received a few children’s books as gifts and have purchased additional ones.Kail bought “The Little Prince” as a Christmas gift for Piopio and me. I had read itContinue reading “The Saddest Children’s Book Ever”

On My Kindle: 2017

I read 32 books in 2017 — a decent amount, but the fewest number of books I’ve read since 2013. By comparison, I read 36 books in 2016, 40 in 2015, and 43 in 2014. (The Goodreads infographic above includes two audiobooks, which I don’t count as having “read” and discuss below.)I’m not really sure how to explainContinue reading “On My Kindle: 2017”

On My Kindle: 2016

I read 36 books (for pleasure) in 2016. Considering that I was working full time and in school for all but four weeks of 2016, that’s not a bad count — and doesn’t include all the textbooks and academic articles for the six courses I completed. And really, it’s not to shabby compared to my total ofContinue reading “On My Kindle: 2016”

On My Kindle: Summer 2015

I haven’t been reading as much these past few weeks, what with graduate school, our move to Jordan and starting my new job. I don’t have as much time to read (or free time, generally). I only managed to read 7 books since my last “On My Kindle” post in June (mostly during travel and home leave). ThatContinue reading “On My Kindle: Summer 2015”

On My Kindle: Spring 2015

I’ve read 13 books since my last “On My Kindle” post in March. That’s 28 books in 2015 — not too shabby. Granted, I’ve logged dozens of hours and several thousand miles in air travel during that time too — a bit of an advantage when it comes to plowing my way through books — but alas, myContinue reading “On My Kindle: Spring 2015”

On My Kindle: Winter 2015

I’ve read 15 books since my last “On My Kindle” post in late December. Full disclosure: five of those were part of Sophie Kinsella’s “Shopaholic” series, free digital downloads courtesy of my local (U.S.) library. I’ve been trying to make my way through a Huffington Post “Best Books of 2014” list I found on Pinterest.

On My Kindle: Fall 2014

My Goodreads “read” shelf.Today officially marks the winter solstice in the U.S., but it’s been pretty winter-like in Afghanistan for a while. Despite not having a ton of free time (what with the six-day workweek and all), I’ve managed to read quite a bit since arriving to post. A large part of that may have toContinue reading “On My Kindle: Fall 2014”

On My Kindle: April and May

So I finally got hip to 2007 and joined Goodreads. I had resisted for a while because I felt like I was already overwhelmed with social networks and the requisite friending, liking, following, pinning, etc. they entail. However, with the purchase of my Kindle Paperwhite, which has Goodreads integrated right on the device, I finally caved and signedContinue reading “On My Kindle: April and May”