Tag: book

Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern I loved Morgenstern’s first novel, The Night Circus, when my cousin gave it to me for Christmas when I was in high school. So when I saw on Goodreads that she had published another, The Starless Sea, the memories of how much I enjoyed The Night Circus came to

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Hello! I thought I’d share a nice, long roundup post of some of my favorite things. It’ll be sort of a get-to-know-the-blogger kind of post. Let me know if any of these are your favorite things, too! My favorite . . . Color: Cerulean Number: 37 Animal: Elephant Season: Spring Holiday: Christmas

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Why I Prefer Paper Books

I’ll admit it: I’m a book snob.  That doesn’t mean that I only read bestsellers or classics or prize winners, but I’ll tell you what it does mean. It means I prefer paper books. I know, I know, I’m a 23-year-old dinosaur. I have tried reading on my phone, and I owned and used a

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My Three Favorite Books I Read in 2019

Photo by Ed Robertson on Unsplash As stated previously, I read thirty-two books in 2019. Some, obviously, were better than others; some were dreadful, but a few were wonderful. This list includes my top three favorite books that I read in 2019. I hope, if you choose to read them, that you enjoy them as much as I

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The Bookshop of Yesterdays Review

I told you in my last few posts that I’d been reading, a lot. I beat my Goodreads reading challenge last year by a dozen books. I had set it low (twenty books), but I’m proud that I not only finished it, but surpassed it significantly. The first book I’ve completed in my 2020 Goodreads

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Begin Again

I’m back into the writing. I’m back to working on the novel, still untitled. I don’t think I’m far enough into it to figure out the overarching theme of it, and I haven’t written anything clever enough to pick it for a title. Hence, it remains unnamed. Aye, that’s the rub. I keep seeing, on

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Three Life-Changing Self-Help Books

It’s obvious that the book market has been inundated in the last twenty or so years with self-help books. I’ve read a fair few of them myself. I went through a phase where self-help books were almost the only kind I would read. Thankfully, I’m back to fiction, but I thought I’d put together a

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Well, it has been awhile, hasn’t it? I’ve been up to a few things, mostly school and reading. I’ve been trying to focus on school, but I’ve also been reading voraciously. In the past month I’ve finished so many books that I’d started in the last year and never finished. This month’s include Under the

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Monthly Goals for April

Hello! It appears another month has begun, and you know what that means. It’s time for the monthly goals for April! I don’t know that this is a goal, per se, because the tickets are already bought, but I’m going to Portland, OR the last weekend in April to visit the boyfriend! I’m so excited;

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Monthly Goals for March

A new month has begun. How is it March already?! Here in the DC area March is practically spring, though yesterday and today have been bitterly cold. Next week should be better, and hopefully from there, as they said in the new Mary Poppins movie, there’s nowhere to go but up. I have a few

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Live to the Point of Tears

It’s so funny – when I had to read it in high school, I hated Albert Camus’ The Stranger. As a lifelong depressed person, the ideas in the book were the worst thing for me to read. The idea of the futility of essentially everything did not help my chronic hopelessness. I searched for meaning

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Update – 24 January 2019

I’ve slowly been working on the novel, still as yet untitled. One day I wrote five pages in half an hour, and the next I wrote a half a page in an hour. But I am doing it. I am writing. I’ve changed my main character’s name again. Cora didn’t quite fit. She’s Sofia now,

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Reading

In addition to rewriting the book I started, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Some of it, unfortunately, has been rereading. But, sometimes you just need the company of an old friend. Mine are Rilla Blythe and Harry Potter. The new books I’ve been reading (or, at least, new to me) are Tony’s Wife

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Update

Hello, everyone. I realize it’s been awhile. I honestly have no good explanation as to why. I’ve been working on the novel with Vivien, whose name is now Cora. I’m entirely rewriting the thing. Of course, I haven’t deleted anything of the old version. I’m keeping it. I worked hard on it, and I don’t

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Walking the Walk

Well, I do a really good job of talking the talk. I’m trying to actually walk the walk. Yes, you guessed it. I’m writing. Well, I do write every day. But, I bounce around projects as I am inspired to write them. Sometimes I create even more projects for myself, which is silly, since I

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My Bedtime Routine

(DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored.) Everyone should have a bedtime routine. Bedtime routines can really help you to fall asleep and maintain a healthy sleep schedule, or any sleep schedule at all. This is mine, and it’s worked like a trick for years. First, I take off all my makeup, every bit of it.

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Four Favorite Children’s Books

DISCLAIMER: Though these books all feature strong female protagonists, this list has not been assigned a title that excludes any gender. It is important for true feminism that all genders see many different types of people in positions of strength, whether those positions follow traditional gender roles or not. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline

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