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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

On this day 205 years ago, one of our most famous English authors of all time was born: Charles Dickens. It just so happens that I’m teaching his novel Great Expectations to my students this month, so naturally we had a little birthday celebration for Mr. Dickens–the man, the myth, the legend (*cue massive eye roll from […]

Finding Good Books: Audible

Finding Good Books: Audible

Tonight I’m continuing my latest series on finding good books. Last week, I shared my tips for finding books from booksellers–whether from a brick and mortar store or an online retailer like Amazon. This week, I’m sharing a few tips for finding great audiobooks as well as my top five audiobooks of all time. I […]

2017 Reading Challenge 

I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. Why? Well–they never seem to stick. I even went so far as to look up the definition of a “resolution” to see why I have such a problem with them. According to the dictionary, a resolution is “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” […]

#Book50ReadAlong: Week Three

Sorry that this post is coming to you a day late! It’s been a busy week/weekend around here, and I’m sure you’re feeling the Christmas rush as well. Tomorrow is my last (!) half day at work before the break, and I’m so excited to spend time with family, read, and relax. So let’s jump […]

#Book50ReadAlong: Week Two

Can you believe we are halfway through Advent 2016? Only two more weeks until we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas! I hope you’ve been enjoying reading through Behold the Lamb of God with me this Advent season–let’s jump right in to week two. The Hero of the Story One thing I love about this […]

Six Albums for your Christmas Playlist

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which means my favorite time of year is upon us. Today I’ve got six unique Christmas Albums to share with you. These are just a few of the albums I’ve listened to in recent years (my Christmas music playlist on iTunes is about 20 hours long), with two brand new […]

Book 50 Read Along: Advent 2016

Can you believe the holidays are upon us? With Thanksgiving this week and the start of Advent next Sunday, it will be Christmas before we know it. While I’d be happy to start listening to Christmas music in August, I know some people don’t want to even think about gift-buying and tree-decorating until after Thanksgiving. […]

Textbooks Fall 2016

It’s hard to imagine, but it’s that time of year again–the time when I add all of my textbooks to my “read” list and see how far I’ve gotten. I’ve written about textbooks on the blog before (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016), so this will be a nice addition to the collection. I’ll be honest–this is […]

Update: Audible Pros and Cons

A while ago I wrote a post about Audible, Amazon’s audiobook service. It turns out that particular post has been one of my most popular here on the blog, so I thought I would update that to include some more recent opinions. Let’s start by reviewing the basics. Audible is one of the top Audiobook platforms around. […]

Fall Watch List 

As much as I love reading, sometimes you just need to curl up on the couch, give yourself a manicure, and watch some good TV. I thought I’d share what I’m excited about watching this fall, some literary-inspired things, and others not-so-literary! This is Us (NBC) I’ve been waiting for a while for a new […]