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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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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

I believe that Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is technically Young Adult, but the topics it broaches are painful and relevant to nearly every one. This is a beautiful book – only made better with an audiobook narration by Lin-Manuel Miranda – that stopped me in my tracks and took my …

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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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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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