2017-2019: reading sketchbook
Since 2017, I have been keeping a reading sketchbook which I sometimes catalog entries of here. I love that I’ve been doing it. And three years later, I can say I’ve completely filled one whole journal and have added about 10 entries in a new book all together. Some of the things I track for…
read: from the pages of my reading journal.
There have been a bunch of books before, and a few after. But this one by Tillie Walden I was able to read in one day, and it really moved me. I’ve loved some of her others, but not as much as this one. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. How do…
reading sketchbook |eleanor.
I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman about a month and a half back–I actually listened to it and the reader’s voices were incredible. The Scottish brogues really brought this story to life in ways I wouldn’t have experienced if I simply read the book. I’m featuring this entry in my Reading…
summer | read.
This was me, literally all summer. I avoided a laptop for 8 weeks (minus prepping for one conference presentation) and dove headlong, all day, into books. My best friend and pooch, Jackie B. Lee, joined me in all those stories and relaxation. As a result, the only knitting projects I got to this summer were…
sketchbook | reading journal.
Here’s another entry in my Reading Sketchbook. I love that I’ve kept up with this little project of tracking my reads. Here’s what I record: Page length, completion date, how long to complete, whether it is an owned book, a library book, a kindle book, an audio book, or something completed in the serial reader…
Sean gifted me these amazing bronze piggy book ends last year for Christmas. We finally hung the mid century modern wood shelf my mum found us while she was antiquing. Perfect spot to show off these oinks? I think so.
This adorable slanted Danish midcentury modern bookcase I recently found antiquing (for a whopping $30!) is brilliantly residing in my new home’s long hallway. It’s also the perfect place to house my ever-growing Penguin Clothbound Classics collection, which are, in my humble opinion, the most gorgeous book designs. What do I do when this little…
books + knits.
My nights these days are filled with pleasure reads, decorating magazines, and small gifts for my guy’s upcoming birthday. He is the only person I know that can confidently walk into 32 years old wearing pink striped socks.
I always have a whole bunch of books on my bedside table. I’m currently reading Stephen King’s The Stand and figured I would never finish it in a timely manner unless I was exclusive with its pages. And so, these continue to sit. They are all books I’ve had time with before–but I love, love,…
My guy bought me these amazing pig book ends this Christmas to showcase my Penguin cloth bound classics collection, which is now at about 30 volumes. However, because I’ve maxed out every book nook and cranny in my humble abode, I won’t be able to truly use these to display every cloth bound until I…
It was pretty ratty flying around Thanksgiving. The hoards of people. But, at least there’s plane ride reading. I read Terms of Endearment over the break. It was a pretty depressing novel; haven’t seen the movie. You should read some Larry McMurtry in your lifetime, though. You won’t regret it.
Nothing better than that feeling when you start a new book. I’ve never seen this film, nor dived into the written work, so it seemed like a fitting time. What are you reading? Suggestions for my never ending list?