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June 1, 2017

armchair book expo intro, unraveled, & summer book bingo
posted by soe 12:46 am

Today is the first day of Armchair Book Expo (formerly Armchair BEA) and I’m excited to participate once again. I’ll be sharing book-related topics here and on Twitter over the next few days.

Read on to learn a little about me and my bookish life:

I am sprite. I live in Washington, D.C., with my partner Rudi and our three cats.

My favorite authors include Jasper Fforde, J.K. Rowling, Rainbow Rowell, Jane Austen, Barbara Kingsolver, Elizabeth Bishop, Brian Selznick, Madeleine L’Engle, and Kwame Alexander.

End of May Unraveling

Currently, I’m reading Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins. Since I expect to finish it by the weekend (and since I finished two of the other books I’ve been reading), I’m starting a bunch of new things: Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree (I loved her Fly by Night back when it first came out), Zoraida Córdova’s Labyrinth Lost (a Cybils shortlisted title recommended by a local bookworm), and Kids of Appetite (which a book club member liked) by David Arnold (an author my parents liked). Also, I’m listening to Taraji P. Henson’s Around the Way Girl. On my needles is this Points of Light baby blanket, which I really need to get a move on, since our friends’ baby is due in just over a month. (Want to see others’ book-knitting combos? Visit As Kat Knits on Wednesdays for her Unraveled link-up.)

My summer plans include baseball games, Friday night concerts by the river, and lots of reading. I’ve got tickets to see Roxane Gay next month, my library’s summer reading program kicks off tomorrow, and Book Bingo began over the weekend. (It’s not too late to join in!)

Here’s my card:


Thanks for stopping by!

Category: books,knitting. There is/are 10 Comments.

Bingo looks fun.
Finding Wonder was so incredible! I just loved it so much, such brilliance, and facts, and women in science.

Comment by raidergirl3 06.01.17 @ 3:20 pm

Your summer plans sound just perfect!! I love the Bingo card.

Comment by Nan 06.01.17 @ 4:27 pm

Oh that bingo card looks fun! I love bookish bingo!

Comment by Erica 06.01.17 @ 4:48 pm

@raidergirl3: Your review is why I asked the library for it. And then, after starting it, I found a piece of art from Maria Merian at the museum next door! It was fate!

Comment by soe 06.02.17 @ 2:03 am

@Nan: Now I just need to find two trees in a park close enough to put up our hammock!

Comment by soe 06.02.17 @ 2:04 am

Erica: I’m looking forward to playing! You should feel free to join us!

Comment by soe 06.02.17 @ 2:04 am

Your book reviews are some of the best! Thank you! And, you got an excellent Bingo card!

Comment by AsKatKnits 06.02.17 @ 7:51 am

Where do you sign up for book bingo?

Comment by Tasha B (heidenkind) 06.02.17 @ 10:20 pm

@Tasha B: Mary is hosting. You can get more info here: http://mere-et-filles.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-bingo-cards-are-ready.html.

Comment by soe 06.03.17 @ 5:24 am

@Kat: Aww, thanks! And I totally cheated and kept refreshing until I liked most of the categories (and didn’t hate any of them).

Comment by soe 06.03.17 @ 5:26 am