You guys, it's my blogiversary! I can't believe I've been writing book reviews for seven whole years! Last year we were knee-deep in the COVID-19 pandemic, and we're still there in America. On a personal note, not a whole lot has happened this past year. I finished therapy and feel so much better about myself and my mental health. I still struggle a . . .
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. This week: Thanksgiving/I’m Thankful for… Freebie. I think it's always important to remember what you're thankful for, but especially this year with the pandemic and the U.S. election and so much hate being . . .
Happy 6th birthday to this blog! Still can't believe I've stuck to something for so long. This blog is older than my relationship with my fiancé. I've been blogging longer than I've ever been able to stick to a workout routine. Honestly, it's pretty impressive. to all my old and new followers, thank you times a million for supporting me and reading . . .
This year, I've decided to get back into resolutions. Rather than set goals about making money and losing weight, they will all be about---I know this will shock you---BOOKS! These are the types of resolutions I'm happy to both set and share. My life revolves around books: taking pictures of books, talking about books, writing about . . .
When I was in high school, it was nearly impossible for me to dislike a book enough to stop reading it. I could read almost anything and semi-enjoy it; I didn't have high standards. In college, my expectations rose, which means so did the number of books I wanted to give up on. But while in college and even for a couple years after, I was . . .
I have been blogging for five years. SOOOO much has changed since last year's Blogiversary. Most important, I have a new job where I get to work with books every day!! I've never been happier. And maybe that's how I've been staying so caught up on my Reading Challenge for this year! Because of this spike in reading, I've been . . .
I wanted to share something from one of my favorite bloggers, Beth over at BooksNest. Beth is doing this amazing blog series called Face the Fear, and was kind enough to feature me this week! You can find my story here. And even if you aren't interested in my own story, there are plenty of other amazing, strong women who have been . . .
I've never been good at writing. But I loved the idea of starting a blog and sharing my thoughts about the books I love. It started out as (and still is) simply a place where I can rant about books. I may have an English degree, and I may have presented semi-okay academic papers at literary conferences, but my book reviews are . . .
I do not consider myself a good writer (hence wanting to be an editor). My book reviews are often super opinionated and written casually. Nevertheless, writing these reviews has helped keep my passion for reading alive and given me the opportunity to have something of my own. It may not be much, but it's important to me. My blog also . . .
I remember the days before going to college. The days of being stuck at my mom's house with nothing to do and pretty much being miserable 24/7. I don't really want to go into all those details, but my point is, I had infinite time and desire to read. One summer I read all of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Another year I read 90+ books. Back then, books were . . .