Audio Gems in ‘The New Yorker Fiction’s’ Archive

My 9-5 job gets pretty monotonous– I just can’t help it! Thank goodness for “The New Yorker: Fiction” podcast. I don’t listen to it as a podcast, instead opting to go on the website and scour the cities for familiar authors and titles. Here, acclaimed authors read portions of other authors work before discussing the story with host Deborah Treisman. It’s simple, but yet oh so perfect. Authors are reading short stories and/or excerpts, making it a great fit for people looking for something to keep them awake while they’re…uploading several thousand documents to an internal database, for example. Interested? I knew you would…

Top Book Quotes of 2015 (so far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. The topics vary, so the one I’m tackling this week (albeit a little late) is “Top 10 quotes from books I’ve read in 2015.” This is going to sound incredibly indecisive, but this isn’t truly a list of my 10 favorites– but it’s close. I got to the point with this list where I knew there were more I’d like to include, but I couldn’t find them in the book.  Some are poignant, while others are silly. With that said, I’m pretty sure I could have found…

Reading Plan, Fall 2015

Hey there, beautiful people! I just wanted to pop in with a forecast of what I’ll be reading for the first few months of this blog. Hopefully, that will give some of you the chance to read along with me. Right now, I’m working my way through Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—it’s a book I’ve started many times, but haven’t been able to finish. The “Black Millenials Read, Too!” Facebook reading group that I’m a part of is currently reading it, so it looks like now is the time to finally get past page 44. Simultaneously, I’m finishing Ta-Nehisi Coates’…