Update on Readalongs

I’ve been trying to put together a Readalong schedule for 2018, but after actual weeks of brainstorming, I’m giving up on it. Readalongs used to be fun work for me to do but just thinking about them makes me kind of depressed, so I’m not making any plans at this point to do them. That being said, I do love reading along with people! If you or someone you know is doing a Readalong, please link me! I might join in.

I will be blogging in 2018 but I’m keeping my plans loose and my goals big. I’ll be posting the usual nonsense of books, mythology, quotes, and reviews.

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I wish you all the Happiest and Warmest of New Years!


A Holiday Post of Some Kind!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my blog to YOU!



May your holidays be warm

May you have a book to cozy up with

May you be grateful for the stories you’ve read

May you be grateful for the story you’re in

May we hear joyful stories and tell joyful stories this holiday season



Thanks for reading Bahnreads this year.



Scripture Sunday (41)

Scripture Sunday is a weekly quote-post to highlight Bible passages I’ve read recently that I found particularly interesting. My translation is the New International Version.

From my reading this week:

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

-James 1:19-26

Why I chose it:

This song comes to mind.

This is like a list of all the things I’m terrible at. But most importantly it’s a good reminder that knowing the right thing and backing it up with right action is super important.

Goal for the week: Be quick to listen!


Blog Semi-Hiatus & Readalong Update!

I’m going on a semi-hiatus for the month of July 2017. What does this mean?

  • Regular series won’t be updated
  • I may or may not blog at any given time on a random topic
  • I will be paryting hearty
  • ^that means I will be reading, sunning, and working

The Readalong page has been updated.

Our next readalong will be The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling and I will post a schedule at some point this month. Hashtag: TBD. If you have hashtag ideas, leave me a comment!

You can catch up on Scripture Sunday here.

You can catch up on Myth Monday here.

You can read all of the Northanger Abbey posts here.

Thank you to my followers for stalking me, everyone who reads my blog, and all of my lurkers ! I love you all very much.

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March Goals

First and foremost, post more often! Good grief I have been a horrible blogger lately.

The Estella Society is hosting a Bookish Photo A Day Challenge. I’m participating via Twitter and Instagram @bahnree.

We Be Reading is hosting Diana Wynne Jones month. Obviously I support all DWJ celebrations always. I’ll probably be doing the readalongs/watchalongs over there.

From my YA/MG TBR pile, I’m going to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

From my Tolkien Challenge pile, I’m going to read The Return of the King.

I haven’t read ANY YA/MG 2013 debuts yet. But I’m getting a bunch in from the library on Tuesday, so I’m going to try to read The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell and The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Other options are Slated, Level 2, and Prophecy.

I’m doing pretty well with my Classics Challenge, but I’m going to try to read Washington Square by Henry James and/or Another Country by James Baldwin.

You can see all of my yearly goals at my 2013 Goals page.

Upcoming Posts:

Best Bookstores in Eugene, OR (a highly subjective review)

Review: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Review: The Prophecy by Hilari Bell

Welcome to Bahnreads!


This is my new blog. You may know me from I Am Therefore I Write or my Twitter, where I talk about books a lot. I decided to move to WordPress, but this blog will be very similar to my Blogspot. I will post reviews, especially the YA Debut Challenge (which I love deeply).

I also have been plotting to expand my blogginess, so hopefully it will have some new jolly differences as well. I may post quotes or passages from a book I am reading (or an old favorite), reviews of books (besides the YA debuts), reviews of comic or manga series, rants on storytelling (structure, world-building, whatever tickles my fancy), nerdy discussions of words/language/semantics, or my take on book trends that I notice.

That’s the plan, anyway. We will see if 2013 is totally great and productive or if I fail in an epic and hilarious fashion.

I will close with a relevant quote from The Hobbit, which I have been rereading lately:

“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.