Author Archives: Nicole

Bump in the Book Buying Ban Road…

At the beginning of the year, I started my book buying semi-ban where I have to read 5 books before I buy 1 new one and, sadly, this month I’ve faltered… Basically, I “earned” the right (from myself) to buy … Continue reading

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March 2017 Update

It’s been a hot minute! We’ve both been super busy here at Bitches HQ. But as I listen to Kory Stamper talk about the definitions for “bitch” in her new book Word by Word (which is a super enjoyable read … Continue reading

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The Guilt of Donating Unread Books

So far I’m only one book away from being able to buy my second new book of the year and my challenge has got me really thinking about the unread books I own. Does it still excite me to pick them … Continue reading

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French TBR (with English Editions)

So far this year I’m doing well reading French books. I thought it would be one of the more difficult bookish resolutions I set for myself but it’s actually proven to be totally doable with my trusty dictionary on standby. It feels … Continue reading

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Independent, (Mostly) Non-Fiction Publishers

Recently I’ve been really craving some good ol’ socio-political non-fiction! And, on the hunt for in-depth answers to a lot of questions, I’ve found a few promising independent publishers whose catalogues are FULL of books I want to read. Here are some … Continue reading

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The First Book Purchase of 2017

I have finished my first lot of five books from my shelves.   So now I can buy 1 new book. YAY! But I’m totally stuck and not sure what to get! I actually feel super aware of my own … Continue reading

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2016 in Review & 2017 Bookish Resolutions

My Year In Books • • • Goodreads Challenge Goodreads goal of 75: I read 82 books. • • • My resolutions: Read at least 50 75 books [exceeded] Read at least 15 books from my TBR [exceeded] Read at least 50% women … Continue reading

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Already Making Bookish Rules for the New Year

I’ve really got a lot out of setting goals with my reading these past two or three years since jumping into reading regularly. I can confidently say that I like goals, I enjoy a good list, ticking and crossing is … Continue reading

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