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Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

“Don’t worry about your talent or capability: that will grow as you practice. Katagiri Roshi said, ‘Capability is like a water table below the surface of the earth.’ No one owns it, but you can tap it. You can tap it with your effort and it will come through you. So just practice writing, and …

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My Fall Reading List – Top Ten Tuesday

My Fall Reading List – Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! I’m linking up with the Broke and the Bookish today to share what I’m planning to read this fall! Fall is the perfect reading weather – everything starts to get so cozy and my hibernation mode kicks in. Plus, I want to read creepy books because of the Halloween season, which makes the …

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

There was a time in my life when I could sit down with a book and not get up again until I’d finished it. I’m not in that season of my life anymore and I’m okay with that most of the time. But while I was reading Everything I never Told You, I wished that …

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September 2017 QuickLit

September 2017 QuickLit

Hi friends! Today I’m linking up with Anne Bogel at the Modern Mrs. Darcy to share what I’m reading right now. Imagine my surprise when she posted her link up yesterday, a day early! So I feel like I’m handing in a late term paper by getting this post up today. Good thing there aren’t …

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Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates (a #RIPXII finish)

Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates (a #RIPXII finish)

I checked out Carthage from the library because I wanted an audiobook that would qualify for the RIPXII challenge. I found this one hiding in the suspense category and was excited to pick up another Joyce Carol Oates novel because it’s been a while! To be honest, I’m trying to decide how I feel about it. And …

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Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, & Sharpen Your Creative Mind; Edited by Jocelyn K. Glei

Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, & Sharpen Your Creative Mind; Edited by Jocelyn K. Glei

I can’t get enough of these books lately. Whether it’s because I’m itching to get to work on something or because I want to feel some control over my life, I’m not sure. I recently wrote about how I’m trying to set writing priorities, but am not sure what those priorities should be. These books …

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My Favorite Books Since I Started Blogging

My Favorite Books Since I Started Blogging

Happy Tuesday! I’m linking up with the Broke and the Bookish again to share my ten favorite books since I started blogging. I started this blog about a year and a half ago, so it was easy to pore over my bullet journals to find the books that qualify for this category. What wasn’t easy was …

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Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

This has been one of the hardest posts I’ve written since starting my blog. This book has stalled my reading and blogging, so I’m glad to click “publish” today! I have to admit – I was relieved when I finished Swing Time. I usually love Zadie Smith and kept waiting for things come together, but …

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Thornyhold by Mary Stewart, a #RIPXII finish!

Thornyhold by Mary Stewart, a #RIPXII finish!

Yes, dear readers, I’ve reread Thornyhold— my favorite fall read is finished for the year. I actually want to read it again this year, but I’ll hold back and wait for next year. Gilly Ramsey is a lonely child growing up in England. After the death of her parents as a young adult, she receives …

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Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge (#RIPXII)

Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge (#RIPXII)

Thanks to a recent foray on Twitter, I saw a post from Laila about the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge (RIPXII). WHAT?! I clicked over immediately and got so excited. The idea is for readers to indulge in the fall season and read cozy (or frightful!) books in any of the following genres: mystery, suspense, thriller, …

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