March Recap, with sadness, & What Comes Next!

March was so hard for my family.  I recently announced that we were expecting a baby, and sadly a couple weeks ago we lost it.  It’s been tough for all of us, and thank goodness for scheduling posts because I didn’t really visit Birdie Bookworm much, let alone write or read. I didn’t read much, […]

February Recap & What Comes Next!

Books that I rated Between a 4.5 and a 5: Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5: ReReads:       The High’s & Low’s! It was a really crazy month for me, and I think that’s obvious by the books I chose to read.  February was definitely my month of rereads.  I really went for […]

Flights of Fancy | Big News for Birdie

I’m normally of the opinion that bloggers don’t usually notice when someone we’re following hasn’t posted, or commented, in a while.  We’re so caught up in visiting others, working on our own, and dealing with our real world that it may not jump right out at us when someone disappears.  It doesn’t mean we don’t […]

All about my Valentine, Mr Birdie!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! I love Valentine’s Day!  It’s one of my favorite holidays.  Despite the arguments over whether it’s a commercial holiday or not, I just love celebrating relationships.  Maybe it’s because in my family it wasn’t only about romantic love.  My mom got us Valentine’s gifts, and she still does […]

January Recap & What Comes Next!

Books that I rated Between a 4.5 and a 5:     Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:     Books that I rated between a 2 or less: ReReads:     The High’s & Low’s! What a fun month!  2018 is starting off perfectly, with a new PsyCop book (about Vic), and four epic rereads.  […]

2018 Reading Goals & Resolutions

Dear 2018 Wendy, Before I get into my goals for your upcoming year, I’m going to take a moment to remind you of the goals 2016 Wendy set for me.  I think it’s important I reflect on my own tasks, as how I did will greatly impact my hopes and dreams for you. Ready? My […]

2017 Beat the Backlist RESULTS!!

My first beat the backlist is under my belt, and honest I think I could have done much better. Of my planned reads, I only managed 6 books.  That is such a wimpy score!  Thankfully my list doesn’t look too bad, because I fluffed it up with surprise choices from my backlist.  Some of them […]

2017 Best of the Best | Part 2

Each passing year flies by faster and faster.  Everyone used to warn me that as I got older, the time would start moving faster too.  They were right, and it sucks!  I’m haunted by how fast my daughter is growing up, especially because it reminds me just how old I’m getting.  On the bright side, […]

December Recap & What Comes Next!

Books that I rated Between a 4.5 and a 5:   Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:    Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:     The High’s & Low’s! I am so shocked by how much I read this month!  After such a low November I expected to read […]

2017 Goodreads Year in Books!

Another year down, another year of reading on Goodreads. I think this is my favorite Goodreads feature, simply because I love seeing my yearly book totals broken down.  I’m such a dork, but it’s like getting even more intimate with my reading year. I also love sharing my totals with you! I hope to see […]

2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge

I don’t feel like my 2017 Beat the Backlist challenge was very fruitful.  Not only did I fall off my list, I also stopped filling out the form to log my page count.  In 2018 I’m going to do much better.  That’s my goal anyway.  This is supposed to the asskicking I need to get […]

November Recap & What Comes Next!

Books that I rated Between a 4.5 and a 5: Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:     The High’s & Low’s! November was a hard month!  I definitely didn’t get to do as much reading as I wanted, because life got really messy for me.  I’m not even ashamed that I only […]

1000 Followers! I love you guys!

It’s been a really hard few weeks.  My husband is dealing with some pretty serious foot problems, and unable to work.  Then last weekend my puppy fell off the back of the couch and tour his ACL.  Taking care of him is almost like having a new baby, keeping him from walking on his leg […]

October Recap & What’s up for Nov!

Books that I rated between a 4.5 and a 5:      Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:         Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5: The High’s & Low’s! October was a pretty productive reading month!  I took part in the annual Dewey 24 hour readathon, and while I didn’t […]

September 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

Books that I rated between a 4.5 and a 5:     Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:     Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:   The High’s & Low’s! As I mentioned in my review, The Phobia of Renegade X came out this month.  I wait so long for each […]

August 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

Books that I rated between a 4.5 and a 5:      Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:       Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:    The High’s & Low’s! I love that I’m generally a happy reader.  I know that seems like it’s coming out of nowhere but when I […]

July 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

*Covers take you to review, or Goodreads page. Books that I rated between a 4.5 and a 5:     Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:       Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:   Audio The High’s & Low’s! So many highs!  This was a month that gave me 3 of […]

Happy Birthday Birdie Bookworm!

Today marks one full year of actively running Birdie Bookworm.  On this day, one year ago, I posted my introduction and slowly waded into this wonderful community I love so much.  It makes me feel pretty giddy.  The year went by fast, but at the same time it also feels like I’ve been here forever. […]

2017 Best of the Best | Part 1

I can’t believe it’s already July!  It’s like the older my daughter gets, the faster the years go by!  She’ll be in 8th grade!  She has a BOYFRIEND!!  I need time to slow down.  Seriously. Anyway, because it’s July I get to write up the best 10 books I’ve read so far.  I think I […]

June 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

Books that I rated between a 4.5 and a 5:     Books that I rated between a 3.5 and a 4.5:   Books that I rated between a 2.5 and a 3.5:     Audio Reread The High’s & Low’s! June was a crazy month.  Lately work means so much less time.  I have so much less time to […]

May 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

This month I really struggled with where to put my reads on the ratings list.  You see, rarely is a book exactly 5 stars, sometimes it’s only a 4.75… close enough to 5 that it shouldn’t be lumped in with the 4 star reads.  I’m honest to a fault.  I couldn’t say they were all […]

April 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

5 Star Reads    4-4.5 Star Reads      3-3.5 Star Reads    Rereads     The High’s & Low’s! I had a good month!  Surprisingly, since everything in my personal life was pretty hectic.  I’m astonished that I managed to read 15 books. I think the most exciting part of my reading month was that I […]

500 Followers!

I woke up this morning to a big beautiful notification on my phone.  I’ve finally hit 500 WordPress followers! I’m so proud of Birdie Bookworm, but I would be just as proud of it if I only had 5 followers.  Knowing there are others out there who were interested enough to follow me makes everything […]

March 2017 Recap & What’s Coming Next

5 Star Reads   4-4.5 Star Reads      3-3.5 Star Reads   The High’s & Low’s! Obviously I had a lot 4 star reads.  They were all good, I enjoyed them.  My highlights in March were Mercy Thompson, but that’s obvious.  I think the biggest shocker was my obsession with The Foxhole Court.  More than […]