Book Blogger Love-A-Thon 2016 | Who is Heather?


2016 Love-a-Thon

Dates: February 20, 12AM EST – February 22, 12AM EST

Hosted by: Alexa (Alexa Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish) & Mel (The Daily Prophecy)

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It’s All Happening!

Two years ago, I sat at my desk after getting on Twitter, and wondered how it was I could make reading books into a “career,” so to speak. I knew nothing about book blogging. I didn’t realize what a boon Twitter—and the connections I made on it—would be for me as a teacher, editor, book lover, and, as I’ve finally admitted, writer.

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Well, Hello! Here’s Wandering Bark Books!

The name change process is complete! Wandering Bark Humanities is now Wandering Bark Books.

Stick around and check back often for book reviews, discussions of books I’ve read, and other bookish posts.

For now, here’s a sneak peek of a forthcoming shelfie post that I’m planning in conjunction with Bookiemoji’s Shelfie Hop. I kind of have a lot of bookshelves, but here’s my shelf of “completed” classic and/or literary fiction books to give you a preview:

The "Completed" Shelf

The “Completed” Shelf

So many exciting things are happening, I can’t keep up! (Hence, as you may have noticed, my relative absence from Twitter, etc. Between home life, teaching, reading two books so I can teach them, reading Alexander Chee’s The Queen of the Night for fun, an editing job, and trying (and not necessarily succeeding) to keep up with book reviews, I’m just a skosh behind.

BUT I plan to catch up soon. And with at least ONE of my tasks (the blog switch-a-roo) completed, I can continue` to line everything else up and tackle tasks accordingly.

You all stay kind and keep reading books! They do a “body” so much good.

Change Is In the Air

I’ve been thinking about changing the name of my blog for some time now. Over time, my posts have slowly morphed from discussing humanities to mostly reviewing books, discussing authors, and writing the occasional post about teaching.

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My Year In Books—The Measure of 2014

It’s no secret I love books. I love reading them. I love looking at them before I’ve read them, wondering about their secrets. I love looking at them after I’ve read them, because I know they are a physical representation of a story that I’ve lived in some way, and that now lives within me.

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