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September 18, 2008

Award first! It totally made my day when I found out I won Best Nonfiction Blog. Of course, I’m a bit confused, but in a good, happy way. :D Coincidentally, I’m planning a non-fiction challenge for 2009 (I promise, it has very relaxed options as well as more rigourous ones)! Anyway, I’m glad y’all enjoy my non-fiction reviews, and I shall try to write more of them. ;)

Now for this week’s BTT:

Autumn is starting (here in the US, anyway), and kids are heading back to school–does the changing season change your reading habits? Less time? More? Are you just in the mood for different kinds of books than you were over the summer?

Um, considering I started grad school, yes there has been a significant change in my reading habits. While I look longingly at all of the wonderful books I’d love to read, I then sigh and turn back to the piles of homework. But it’s not just the homework; since it’s a new school, I’m busy making new friends, and that uses up most of my free time. I’m going to balance things out a little more, because really I need my quiet reading time as much as I need friends! Anyway, I can’t say my reading moods are usually affected by the seasons…they’re much less predictable than that! ;) And now I’m off to write an imaginary grant. Ah, the glamorous life of a grad student…

16 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2008 7:49 pm

    Congratulations on your award! A toast to you! :) I’m in for the non-fiction challenge, just keep me posted. I don’t read enough of it so I need the push.

  2. September 18, 2008 8:09 pm

    Congrats on the award, Eva! And I hope that you’re able to quickly adjust to grad school–once you get into the swing of things it’s a blast.

  3. September 18, 2008 9:03 pm

    Congrats, Eva! I think you deserve this award and I’m very glad you got it.

  4. September 19, 2008 5:12 am

    I can’t remember if I already congratulated you or not, but just in case: Congratulations!!! :-)


  5. September 19, 2008 6:57 am

    Congratulations on your award! Ooh a non-fiction reading challenge – you know I’ll join in :)

    Cool new blog look by the way!

  6. September 19, 2008 8:08 am

    Congrats, and I like the new look!

  7. September 19, 2008 8:11 am

    Love the new look! Congrats on your well deserved award!

  8. September 19, 2008 9:08 am

    Matt, thank you! It’ll be an international relations-themed challenge. ;)

    Trish, thanks! I finally started feeling like I was settling in in the last couple days; I’ve started work and that’s really helped.

    Nik, awww: thank you so much!

    Lezlie, thanks!!!

    Iliana, thanks! I was messing around on WP, procrastinating from my grant writing, and came across some new themes. :D

    Lisa, thanks!!

    Tara, thanks!!

  9. September 19, 2008 11:12 am

    Congrats! I was excited to see that you won this when I went to check today. Well done!!!

  10. September 19, 2008 12:04 pm

    Congrats on Winning!

  11. September 19, 2008 2:35 pm

    Congrats, kidlet!

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  13. September 20, 2008 8:52 am

    I’m looking forward to your nonfiction challenge!

  14. September 20, 2008 8:07 pm

    Congratulations on your award, Eva! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us next year with the nonfiction challenge. I haven’t decided yet if I am going to forgo all challenges next year or give it another go. This year I haven’t been so good on the challenge front. But I am having fun and enjoying what I am reading–that’s what matters most. :-)

  15. September 21, 2008 11:40 am

    Carl, awww: thanks!

    Confuzzled, thanks!

    Chartroose, hehe: kidlet. You come up with the best words! :D

    Tanabta, thanks!

    Rebecca, I’m glad!! I have a crazy-long post introducing it, lol.

    Literary Feline, I don’t see challenges as obligations, which I think helps a lot, because they don’t really stress me out. ;) But I completely understand avoiding them!

  16. September 22, 2008 3:23 am

    Congratulations, Eva!!! I’m not surprised you won at all! I think what I love most about your non-fiction reviews is that they’re so varied. You never know just what you might find reviewed here!

    I’m excited to hear you may host a non-fiction challenge. I know I’ve sort of sworn off challenges…but I know I’d join in that one. I love reading non-fiction, but find it so easy to put off. That’s where a challenge comes in handy. :)

    By the way, I love your pretty new look!

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