books

50 Shades of Controversy: No opinion is invalid

Just over a week ago, the first 50 Shades of Grey movie was released in movie theatres (it was No. 1 at the box office in its first weekend of release, though reports this weekend say the box office for the film has dropped 70% in its second weekend, though it remains at No. 1). A lot… Continue Reading

52 in ’15: A Long Way Down

This is part of my 2015 reading challenge. You can find an explanation of the challenge here, with a list of all the types of books I plan to read this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far. This book is a book that became a movie. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby My… Continue Reading

52 in ’15: Distant Shores

This is part of my 2015 reading challenge. You can find an explanation of the challenge here, with a list of all the types of books I plan to read this year. Here’s what I’ve read so far. This book is a book by a female author. Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah My rating: 3… Continue Reading

My 2015 reading resolution

For the past few years, I’ve made a reading resolution around the amount of books I want to read in a year. In 2011, it was 52 (or one a week). I didn’t make it to 52. In 2012, I don’t think I chose a number, though I ended up reading around 45 books and did… Continue Reading

Where have all the readers gone?

Catching up on my blog reading tonight, I came across a story on the decline of reading in the United States that shook me to my book-loving core. According to Pew Research Center, just 28% of Americans said they read 11 or more books in 2013. Even more trouble, 23% said they didn’t read one… Continue Reading