Month: April 2016

Five Minute Friday: Pass

Five Minute Friday: Pass

Today I’m participating in Kate Motaung’s 5 Minute Friday.  Kate provides a prompt each week with the permission to just write for five minutes – don’t worry about grammar, spelling, sentence structure – what spills out of you when you see that weekly prompt? This week’s prompt was: PASS. It’s hard to know where to start with …

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Finished Reading: The Night Strangers

Finished Reading: The Night Strangers

Earlier this week, I finished reading The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian.  If you could see my face right now, I would be staring at you with wide eyes and an open mouth.  I’d also be pushing this book into your hands and shouting, “Read this!  I must talk to you about this!”  Luckily, my best reader …

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Becoming a better reader?

Becoming a better reader?

I’ve stated multiple times on this blog that I often feel as though literature is too smart for me.  Things that others just get seem to go over my head.  I’ve struggled with this for a really long time – there’s nothing worse than knowing that an author is trying to tell me something and I …

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What I’m Reading Wednesdays

What I’m Reading Wednesdays

This Wednesday I am here to report that I am still reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).  I love it when a book makes me want to pack up all of my things and move to a far away city; in this case: London.  Sure, I’ve always wanted to visit London so this …

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Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Today I’m joining The Broke and the Bookish to list the top ten six books you should read if you’re pining to go back to school!  Sorry only six – I am short on time! I am pulling most of the text from this post from my reviews on LibraryThing.com!   The Secret History by Donna Tartt – …

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Monday Check In

Monday Check In

Still trying to work away at building up my reading and writing habit!  Last week I wrote daily, which is great!  I missed a couple of days of reading, which isn’t so great.  The disappointing thing is that I’m reading a really great book, so I actually feel like I’m missing out when I don’t …

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Writing Contract

Writing Contract

Have you seen this article?  It was written by Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake {among others}.  I stumbled upon it at exactly the right time.  In essence, it’s about making writing a required part of your day.  She shares a story about a conversation with a friend in which they agree on …

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Concerning Bookish Needs

Concerning Bookish Needs

There’s a lot of talk in bookish communities about our TBR (to be read) lists.  My “Mt. TBR,” as some people call it, only gets bigger no matter what I do.  I blame it on all of the social media with which I engage – I allow myself to be inundated with twitter feeds, Instagram …

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What I’m Reading Wednesdays

What I’m Reading Wednesdays

  This week I started reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (a pen name for JK Rowling).  I wasn’t sure how I’d like Rowling outside of the Harry Potter series, but I picked this up because I was seeing it recommended everywhere.  I am so glad that I did. The series centers around a private detective, Cormoran Strike, …

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Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Hello, friends!  I’m joining the Broke and the Bookish again to share the Top 10 Bookish people you should follow on social media! I’ve been active in social media for a while now, but mostly in the quilting and knitting worlds.  I’m relatively new to the bookish world, so I have been sneaking around other …

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