Books That Are Worth the Struggle

Books That Are Worth the Struggle

Hi, friends! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books that you struggled to get into but ended up loving. This one was difficult for me because I don’t typically push through a book if I’m not loving it. Life is short and there are …

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August 2017 Hobonichi Flip Through

August 2017 Hobonichi Flip Through

I went on an on about my excitement over September in my post on Friday, so I won’t put you through that again. Just kidding – yes, I will! I LOVE September in New Hampshire! Yesterday we drove up to the mountains to see if the trees were changing, and they are. We had the …

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August 2017 Morning Pages Flip Through

August 2017 Morning Pages Flip Through

It is September! How did that happen??! I hope you and your family have escaped the floods in Texas unscathed. You might know that I grew up in Southeast Texas, near Beaumont. Don’t worry — my family and friends are all okay and have managed to make it through without a ton of damage. It’s …

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus was published in 2011, but somehow I am only just getting the memo about it. And I’m a little annoyed about that, to be honest! As I wrote in an earlier post, I listened to this on audio and it was narrated by Jim Dale, which made this an even more magical …

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Books on Writing That Are Hidden Gems

Books on Writing That Are Hidden Gems

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is on hidden gems. I love reading books on writing, and thought that this would be a fun topic. A lot of us have heard of Stephen King’s On Writing and Margaret Atwood’s Negotiating With the Dead, but there are so many out there that aren’t as popular! I prefer …

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

And with this finish, I am a Kate Morton completist! I follow her on Instagram so I know that she is working on her sixth book and I am so excited about that. I’ve adored all of her books, but hands down: The Secret Keeper is the best. I’ve said it before, but Kate Morton …

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Old Book Lists

Old Book Lists

Longtime book list maker here. And now I have the evidence to prove it! A few weeks ago I found a couple of trusty notebooks that have traveled with me for a LONG time! The video above is the notebook that I started the summer of 2000, which would have been just before my junior …

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The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

This is going to sound super dramatic, but The Swan Thieves is the perfect example of what I love about reading books. I loved it! Andrew Marlow is a psychiatrist living and working in DC. He’s practicing medicine for practical reasons, but his passion is painting. He gets a call from a fellow psychiatrist with …

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Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport

I listened to Deep Work by Cal Newport on audio and I’m kicking myself for not just buying the book. There were so many useful ideas listed and I wish I could have marked up the pages. In Deep Work, the author differentiates deep work from “shallow work.” Shallow work is anything that is consumed …

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