August is finally here and it feels like it. My part of Michigan has finally gotten the memo that it’s summer — it like soup out there. Hot and wet. Blech. But, I guess, more time to read indoors! I actually had a pretty good reading month. Six books including two that pretty much everyone should check out. (See the 4-star section.)[Read more...] about Show Us Your Books Reading Recap — What I Read in July
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is an interesting one. And, actually, it’s next week’s topic, but I’ll be doing my reading recap then, so I thought I’d get ahead of it. Anyway, I’ll be sharing my list of 10 books I’ve loved but never reviewed.
There are a few reasons I haven’t reviewed the books on this list, mostly that they didn’t have a food tie-in, and I always pair my reviews with recipes. Some, though, I read before I started blogging and haven’t gotten around to re-reading… and will I? It’s hard to say. For others, life got in the way. Still, all of these books are great and I suggest you check them out.
Without further ado:[Read more...] about Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Loved but Never Reviewed
I cannot believe four whole years have gone by since my first Hungry Bookworm post. When I couldn't consistently find a resource for book-inspired food to accompany the books I was discussing at my book clubs, I decided to do it myself. I had no idea that it was something I would still be doing four years down the road, but, here we are! To date, I’ve posted 280 times. I’ve reviewed, in some capacity, almost 300 books. I’ve made 188 recipes. I’ve blogged elsewhere, and hosted a few guest bloggers here as well.
I’ve also had some obstacles along the way — my pregnancy last year left me too nauseated to read or cook most of the time, severely limiting my usual post output; my attempt at a cute little online Blind Date with a Book shop received a lot of love and compliments but not much business (and I "closed" it earlier this year) — but I’ve continued on. I’m so proud of myself for taking the leap to start this blog in the first place, but then to be able to keep it going week after week, month after month, and year after year is more than I would’ve thought myself capable of.[Read more...] about 4th Anniversary: A Look Back
I hope everyone’s having a good summer so far. We had a few really hot days here in Michigan, but mostly it’s been more pleasant than usual — the humidity, thankfully, has stayed at bay. I’ve been able to spend quite a bit of time reading outdoors, which is always nice. I have also definitely gotten into more of a reading groove and am sort of quickly coming up on my 2020 reading goal, so I’m thinking I’ll need to reevaluate it. (If you have reading goals, do you adjust them throughout the year or just leave them alone?)
Also, some big news: I'll be celebrating 4 years of The Hungry Bookworm later this month. My site is getting an overhaul and I'm working on some other big changes that I'm really excited to share. Look out for that announcement in a couple of weeks![Read more...] about Show Us Your Books Reading Recap — What I Read in June
Well, so far, it doesn’t seem as though my goal to be less sporadic in my Top Ten Tuesday participation is really tracking… but I’m back with an important installment today: My 10 Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2020. This was last week’s topic, but I was a part of a blog tour scheduled for the same day, so I couldn’t participate. I still really wanted to share these amazing-looking books with you — two of which come out today! Get your TBRs ready![Read more...] about Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2020
I had a great reading month in May! Recently, I considered myself lucky to finish just one book a month, so I read much more than expected — even if six of my reads were short novellas. I’m also really loving the book I’m in the middle of right now, so it seems like June may turn out great too. ☺️[Read more...] about Show Us Your Books Reading Recap — What I Read in May