Tag: books

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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Be More Joyful – Monthly Goals

It’s that time of the month again – time for my list of monthly goals! This month, I want to start – and restart – positive habits. I think these habits will bring much more joy into my life, and I am ready to receive it.  Work out (nearly) every day. Before November, I had

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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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Amsterdam: Days 3-5

I’m stateside again, and I believe I owe you a description of my last three days in Amsterdam. Those last few days were delightful. Read on, reader! DAY THREE On Sunday, we went to the Happy Pig Pancake Shop for Dutch pancakes, which are quite similar to crepes in that they are large and very

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Portland, Oregon: Also, 100th Post!

As stated in my April goals post, in the last week of April I flew to Portland, OR, to visit the boyfriend on his days off. It was his birthday present to me (my birthday is the 22nd.). It was a wonderful trip, though my second flight there was a less than ideal. Honestly I

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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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Trying to Adult

Everyone wants to improve. Change is the only thing that is constant in this world – change, and death, which is its own change. Improvement is a type of change, as well. We should all strive to improve, as we are humans, and humans are innately flawed beings. In the same vein, because humans are

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Resolutions

I realize I’m a little late on this, as it is now the end of January. Though, to be completely honest, I’ve never really been into New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s silly to wait to change yourself, your life, your situation, what have you, for one specific day. I know change is constant. On

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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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Chicago and Aloneness

A few weekends ago, thanks to the immense generosity of a friend, I flew to Chicago. I was there for two reasons: to visit my generous friend, and to visit the boyfriend, who was passing through the city with work. Of course, seeing the two of them was the best part of the trip. But

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