Category Archive: books

A Year of Recreational Reading: 2015 Edition

Somehow, another year has come and gone, which means that it is time to share the results of my 5th annual reading challenge!

Exploring the First Bay Area Book Festival

I’ve been having some awesome bookish adventures lately. One of the reasons I love my annual reading challenge is that it keeps me much more plugged in to what people are writing and… Continue reading

Reliving Childhood Dreams at The Last Unicorn Tour

If you were a kid in the 1980s, you probably watched the animated version of The Last Unicorn at some point. Maybe at several points. Maybe over and over again until not only you but… Continue reading

My 2014 in Books

Hello, faithful readers! My sincere apologies for the hiatus–2014 has come and gone, and it was a very busy and not entirely positive year, so I didn’t have a lot of time for… Continue reading

My 2013 Reading Challenge: The Results!

2013 has come and gone, and so has my 3rd annual Reading Challenge! This year was particularly busy, so I didn’t end up reading as many books as I did in years past–but… Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Best / Worst Book to Movie Adaptations

Although I am really not anywhere close to being a “book blogger,” I do like books, and I do have a blog–and I follow a number of really awesome book bloggers who constantly… Continue reading

2012 End of Year Book Survey

I started this a while ago as a follow-up to my previous post on the results of my 2012 Reading Challenge. I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and participate in the 2012 End of… Continue reading

My 2012 Reading Challenge: The Results!

Some of you may remember me posting about my 2012 reading challenge a while ago, but for those of you who may be new to A Modern Girl, for the last couple of… Continue reading

Reading Challenges!

    Things have been busy lately, but I’m still trying to keep up with my pleasure reading. To help motivate me, I’ve decided to participate in a few “reading challenges”: 1. The… Continue reading

My 2011 50 Book Challenge: The Results!

Since I entered graduate school, I’ve often bemoaned the fact that my pleasure reading has fallen by the wayside. Perhaps unsurprisingly, when reading becomes a huge part of your day job, it becomes… Continue reading