I’m not sure what happened, but I’ve been tearing through books — and their writeups — for my Andrea Reads America reading project. Maybe it was the realization that I’ve been at this for five years now. Maybe it’s the time of year. Or maybe I just needed to unblock myself by reducing the number … Continue reading Reading spree
My Andrea Reads America project is now 5 years old. I started in November 2013, and I am currently reading New York: state number 32 of 50. I’ve got 18 states (54 books) to go. I’m ready to be finished. Why do I commit myself to stuff like this? Finding books I like has been … Continue reading I love those books you just can’t put down
Well, not in real life: I’ve arrived in the New England state on my reading journey of the United States. I finished reading Louisiana, and now I get to move on to Maine — in winter! We lived in Maine one winter and I loved it: snow piled to the eaves, icicles dripping nearly to the ground. … Continue reading I’ve arrived in Maine!
I started reading the US in three books per state in January of 2014, nearly three years ago. I just finished reading Kansas, the 17th of 51 states (and the District of Columbia). This is going to take a while. Continue reading This might take a decade
I have another blog. It’s called Andrea Reads America, and it chronicles my reading tour of the United States. Until yesterday, I had abandoned it. I didn’t like spending time there anymore. The blog’s theme was outdated, the look was stale, and the thought of overhauling the site overwhelmed me. I finished reading the state of Iowa … Continue reading Andrea Reads America got a makeover
I spent this weekend devouring a novel. I can’t remember the last time I started a book on a Friday and finished it on a Sunday. It made me so happy to feast on fiction again! After being let down by a book I had been excited to read, I went into this one with little hope. I allowed myself a little … Continue reading Fiction jubilation