So we are three days into the new year and I've read 2 1/2 books so far. I'd say that's a pretty good start for my reading goal! This year I'm staring my Goodreads Challenge at 50 books, since I read more than that the past two years. It is possible that the number will … Continue reading My 2019 Reading Challenge
Well, it's the last day of the year and I'm glad to say that once again I crushed my reading goal. I originally only said I'd read 25-30 books, and then when I got close to that goal, I raised it to 45... then again to 55 books. I still beat that final goal by six … Continue reading My Year in Books
A problem that I have come across in recent years is looking up book reviews before deciding to buy or even read a book. This is an issue because I might end up missing out on a really good book or end up hating one that everyone else loves. I've been more conscious of this … Continue reading The Review Issue
Well, I hope everyone has enjoyed at least some part of their Labor Day weekend. I certainly did, and no, I didn't go to any cookouts. Instead, I'm three for three going to bookstores all weekend. But I won't go into that. The end of Labor Day weekend means a few different things. The end … Continue reading One More Year
July went by too fast if you ask me. One moment it's here and the next thing I know it's my best friend's birthday. What happened? The month went by so fast in fact, that I have now just realized that it's been a few weeks since I've posted. This was more due to a … Continue reading Where Did July Go?
Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans! This holiday is a great one to celebrate in remembering the founding of our country and in a sense, remembering those who have given their lives to keep us an independent country... right from the start. But with celebrating this holiday I think we all need to remember one … Continue reading Respect on the 4th
No one likes waiting, especially in this fast-paced society we live in. That's why we have overnight shipping and Amazon Prime - we want our things right away. We want our news right away, so instead of waiting for the 5pm news, we go online. But sometimes, we do have to wait. And while patience … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue, But I Still Hate Waiting
Sometimes you don't even realize a fear until you have to face it head on. As you all know, I've announced that I've been writing a book. Telling everyone was just a little fear that I had to overcome. After all, a lot of people know that I enjoy writing and creating stories, but none … Continue reading Paralyzing Fear
Well, hello strangers! I haven't posted anything since I revealed that I'm writing a book, and well, you can guess why. I've been a bit busy with that, reading quite a lot, and just other things that take away from me sitting here to write a blog post. Also, I haven't really had much to … Continue reading Introducing My Second Website
On my last post, bookish facts about me, I dropped the news that I'm writing a book. I wanted to dedicate a post just for this news so that I could give you all a little detail about the background of the book and how far along I am with it. The Background: After I … Continue reading I’m Writing a Book!
I've seen a few book bloggers and bookstagrammers do posts listing some bookish facts about themselves. We al have our own quirks as readers, as well as what we like and dislike. I love learning new facts about my fellow book nerds, so I thought it'd be fun to list some bookish facts about myself … Continue reading bookish facts about me
That, my friends, is how long I have off until my third semester of graduate school begins. Earlier today I took my last quiz for my Children's Literature class (before 8am) and instead of wasting the next five hours before work reading or wasting time deciding what to read next, I figured, 'what the heck? … Continue reading Four and a Half Months
Most of us grew up with that one special childhood toy that we kept until adulthood or still have among our possessions. Typically, at least for my age group, we had a special blanket or stuffed animal and we reason that we'll keep them for our future children. Of course, as some of us grow … Continue reading A Piece of My Childhood