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Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Books of 2018

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! Every week, That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic for bloggers write about. This week, the topic is "Upcoming Releases That I'm on the Fence About", but I don't know enough about what's coming to be able to write a whole post on that. I realized that I never wrote… Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Books of 2018

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Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

I've been wanting to read Marilynne Robinson for years, but was terrified. I knew that she was smart and loved and revered. I also knew that her writing is considered top-notch. I finally got the guts to tackle one despite my fears - Gilead. After receiving bad news from his doctor, John Ames decided to… Continue reading Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

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Bookish Confessions: I Lied to My Librarian

I lied to my librarian last week and feel like a horrible human being. Here's the story. I was on the state-wide waiting list for Michelle Obama's new book, Becoming, and the length of the list was incredible. I'd noticed that my library hadn't yet added the book to their catalog, so I sent an… Continue reading Bookish Confessions: I Lied to My Librarian

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Library Checkout – November 2018

I'm linking up with the awesome Bookish Beck to share my library usage for November! As you know, reading has been slow for me lately, but I returned to the library in November and have been enjoying the New Arrivals shelf! This is a great meme to join because it involves lists (who doesn't love… Continue reading Library Checkout – November 2018

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Library Check Out – August 2018

Whew! August has been quite a month around here. I haven't read quite as much as I wish I would have, but that's okay. I've definitely been using the public library, whether or not I've been successful at actually reading anything! Today I'm linking up with Rebecca and her Library Checkout meme! Go check out her… Continue reading Library Check Out – August 2018

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The Simple Things in Life Are Saving Me

The news cycle is unrelenting. I find myself getting lost in the endless loop of Twitter - the same heartbreaking news stories and pictures, with several hundred different outraged people attached to them. My heart breaks with every scroll through social media. My outrage at America's willingness to vote a miscreant into office is renewed… Continue reading The Simple Things in Life Are Saving Me