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Catch-Up/Birthday Book Haul

I haven't done a book haul since January. And since then, my library bookstore had a sale, I've been to Barnes & Noble a few times, and my birthday happened...so, as you can imagine, I have quite a few new books to show you. So I'm gonna skip the big intro and get straight to the books.


The Rise ofTheodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris: I already own the second part of this three-volume biography, Theodore Rex, so I was thrilled to find this for just a couple of dollars in the library bookstore! I'm going to wait until summer to read this, since I want to spend some time with it. I hope I can find the third volume soon!

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: After reading Persuasion and Pride & Prejudice a couple of summers ago, I'm really excited to read more Jane Austen. And I loved the webseries adaptation of this, Northbound.

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster: I already read this lovely little classic as an ebook, and I love it so much that I couldn't pass up a p…

May Wrap-Up

I swear I posted my last wrap-up a week ago. Is May over already? Is it summer yet?In a weird way, May was so busy that it almost felt like it didn't happen. LOTS of things happened, so I didn't have as much time for reading (or blogging, as you can probably tell). So we'll start with the life updates, since that's where I actually got things done.

Biggest thing first...I committed to college! I'm officially part of the Smith College Class of 2020!(I technically did this in April, but it's going in this wrap-up anyway.) This decision took me a long time, and I am so glad that I'm officially done with the entire college application/admission/decision process. I'm very excited about going to Smith, even though it means some big changes - I'm currently in California, and Smith is in Massachusetts! (For those of you who don't know U.S. geography, California is on the West Coast and is fairly warm all year and Massachusetts is on the East Coast and ha…

May Library Haul

It feels like forever since I've done a library haul. And it kind of has been. I had no library haul in April, and only a mini one in March, because I may have gotten a few too many books at once and been unable to read all of them quickly. So I've learned my lesson. I only got nine books this time!

Ahem. So maybe I could have gotten fewer books and been more sure that yes, I can read them all before they're due. But I just saw them on the shelf, and so many of them are ones I've been looking forward to for so long, and school's a lot less busy now...so I got nine. I've had less self-control than this.

If you've seen my #BookBuddyAThon TBR, you've definitely seen a few of these books, but I also got some for after that.


Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith: I know that I'm in agreement with a lot of book lovers when I say that there's something about summer that just screams contemporaries. I've readmost of Jennifer E.…