Tag: reading

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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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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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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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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2019 Fall Must-Haves

Fall is here! And with it, here are my fall must-haves for 2019. These are some of the products I swear by and some of the things I love during the fall. A candle that makes you feel cozy I love candles, but I especially love candles in the fall and winter, because the ever-so-slight

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July Goals and Update on Past Ones

Well all, it’s a new month, and you know what that can sometimes mean: it’s time for my monthly goals! I know I didn’t do a June goals post, so I thought I’d update you about how the last month I posted my goals, April, went.  If you’re a regular reader, you probably know that

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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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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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General Update

*Slinks up to the microphone* Hello . . . I have completed the first summer session of classes and am well into the second. I’ve been working as a nanny since April, as well. In between I’ve been reading, reading, reading. I’ve been reading Delusions of Grandma by Carrie Fisher (I love you forever, Space

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Cheer Up, Buttercup!

Do you ever wake up and it’s raining and the dog pooped in her crate overnight and you forgot a homework assignment and you’re down on yourself the whole rest of the day? Me neither. But, if that were hypothetically true for me, this is what I’d do to cheer up. I’d name everything I

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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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On Writing – Again

Write, write, write. I want to write. I do, I do, I do. And yet, here I am, writing about writing again – writing about writer’s block again. I agree with Yoda on this one: “Do, or do not. There is no try.” Either you’re writing or you’re not. Maybe what you’re writing is garbage

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