January in Review
Month in Review / February 3, 2016

Newsworthy Wow! It’s hard to believe Death by Tsundoku has been running for a month already! It’s been a wild ride, for sure, but the momentum isn’t slowing down at all, thankfully. I’ve learned a lot in the last month. I have started to understand WordPress and CSS templates. I’ve done research and made new friends in the blogisphere. I’ve started to understand social media and its place in the world. Blogging is a time consuming process– but it’s incredibly rewarding! Can’t stop, won’t stop, as they say. I hope this momentum keeps pushing long into 2016. Blogging aside, most of my free time this month has gone to reading… Are we surprised? No. List of Reads I read quite a bit in January. Not all the books I read end up getting a blog post, actually. Part of that is due to completion dates for reading. Some are due to a lack of content. Others are because I’d like to keep a whole series in order and I don’t want to start in the middle. January Books: Read – 15 total books Currently reading – 4 books The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness Illuminae by Amie…

The Opening Line
About Me / December 30, 2015

“Call me Ishmael.” – Herman Melville, Moby Dick … … Or, uh, well, don’t. Call me Jackie. “I am a sick man… I am a spiteful man.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground   Actually, I’m neither of those things. I am a female bibliophile with a passion for sharing my opinions and discussing literature. “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.” -J.D. Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye What really matters is that I understand we share a passion. An addiction, perhaps. We both love books. Reading, debating, discussing– we just love books. And I recognize the struggle one has with the pile of unread books at your disposal. After all, how is one to choose a book from the piles and piles? Tsundoku is a Japanese slang word. It means “the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with…

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