Summer Summary: The Setup

It’s been a while. Yet again. I got on a roll there, for a month or two, and then…nothing. What happened? This did: My husband and I are expecting our first little one next month! Which means the past seven¬†months or so have looked something like this: March-April: Felt SO INCREDIBLY NAUSEOUS that almost literally …

Sunday Salon: Rating Systems, Revisited

When I started Erin Reads back in 2008, I decided not to incorporate a rating system. As I continued to blog, I kept revisiting the question, and each time I chose to keep the site rating-free. I had my reasons. As I wrote back in 2011: For me, ratings are a way to remember my …

Sunday Salon: In Which I Am No Longer MIA from Book Blogging (!!!)

So. It’s been a while. Like…10 months. When I quit blogging on Erin Reads back in mid-2012, I wasn’t sure I’d ever post here again. But I’m back. Heck yes. *fist pump* *happy dance* *high five* There’s a story, of course, that leads from quitting to reviving. Read on and you shall hear it. I’m …

Reading Buddies: July Pick and an Announcement

Just a reminder that there’s still plenty of time to jump on board for our June read, which is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. I started it last night, and I’m definitely interested already. It’s my first of Brooks’ books. July’s book won with a landslide! We’ll be reading Possession by A.S. Byatt. I’ve …