FictionMatters Newsletter

book news from my life and around the internet
Created 11 Mar 2020
  • A slow but compelling reading week
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Hey, readers! In anticipation of the all-consuming change about to take place in our lives (baby’s arrival is mere weeks away!), this is going to be my last regular Sunday newsletter for a bit. Writin...
  • Baby moon reading, big changes, and scaling back
    19 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Hey, readers! I have about three weeks until my due date, and I’m feeling the pressure to get everything ready, including my reading life. I’m trying to finish the books I’m in the middle of and figur...
  • On starting too many books
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    Hey, readers! I’ve gotten myself into a reading pickle: I’m in the middle of too many books! I tend to do my best reading when I have two books going at the same time, usually one print (either Kindle...
  • Mixing up my reading life
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hey, readers! I spent this past weekend housesitting at my mom’s place and got so much reading done! I basically had an audiobook going nonstop and then devoured the September selection for Novel Pair...
  • Mini reviews for two month-long reads
    29 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Hey, readers! I hope the last two weeks have been filled with lots of good books. It was wonderful to get away for a little bit and spend time with family, but I’m also glad to be home and back in my ...
  • A mind-blowing book and a necessary break
    15 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Hey, readers! This has been a slow reading week for me. For one thing, reshelving my books has taken a lot more time than I anticipated. Additionally, over at Novel Pairings, Chelsey and I have been r...
  • The beauty of a book purge
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 4 1
    Hey, readers! This week I’ve been buried in books—not because I’ve been reading a ton (unfortunate, I know!) but because we’re beginning the process of migrating my books from their previous home in a...
  • An ode to audiobooks
    01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Hey, readers! I struggled to find uninterrupted time for reading this week, but audiobooks came to my rescue and I was still able to finish two excellent titles. So I just want to take a minute to pro...
  • Two upcoming releases and a backlist gem
    25 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Hey, readers! This week was a doozy, and I honestly forgot about writing this newsletter completely until about 4pm on Saturday. What can I say? It happens to the best of us! Because of that I don’t h...
  • Book clubs, buddy reads, and my favorite books of the year
    18 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Hey, readers! This week I finally put together a blog post sharing my favorite reads of the year so far. In reflecting and ranking my 2021 reads, I became more appreciative of my literary life this ye...
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