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what I read in February

what I read in February

I didn’t make much progress on my TBR in February (I don’t know why, honestly, because I didn’t make much progress on my draft, either – so what was I doing?) but I did read three books that I enjoyed! Remember – I don’t mention books that I didn’t like at all on the blog, so if I write about a blog I read here, it means I enjoyed it enough to give it three or more stars! Disclaimer: I…

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what I read in January

what I read in January

I’ve challenged myself to read 52 books in 2019, and I thought it would be fun to recap what I read every month all year to hold myself accountable. So, these are the books I read in January (plus the books I plan on reading in February and the books I checked out and/or purchased in January). Carly, one of my favorite bloggers, is doing the same thing, and she’s also posting her reads on her Instagram stories. So, consider…

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my 10 favorite books I read in 2018

my 10 favorite books I read in 2018

Well, it’s that time again – my favorite books I read this year!  I challenged myself to read 100 books this year, and I was pretty sure I wouldn’t have trouble with that. Well. It got a little crazy halfway through the year, and I went from 10-12 books a month to 2-3.  But I enjoyed A LOT of books this year, and I’m excited to share, in no particular order, my favorites.  Note: I don’t summarize books in my…

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10 tips for writing (when you don’t want to)

10 tips for writing (when you don’t want to)

It’s almost November (as in, tomorrow!) and that means it’s almost NaNoWriMo! Time to share some of my NaNoWriMo tips. November is my favorite month of the year for 1,500 reasons, but one of those 1,500 is because it’s NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, I’ll sum it up for you: Join an international community of people trying to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Even the years when I don’t have the time to truly commit…

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Love books? Here’s how to read more of them

Love books? Here’s how to read more of them

Reading is my happy place. I love bookstores, and I love having books in my home, and of course, I love reading books. When I was little, my parents used to take me to Barnes & Noble in Wilmington once every few weeks; I would grab a pile of books, and I would almost always finish one before we got home. (It was an hour drive back home.) When I started college, I was too busy to read, but I…

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book review: How To Get Sh*t Done

book review: How To Get Sh*t Done

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I fell hard and fast for How To Get Sh*t Done by Erin Falconer. If you haven’t heard about this book, I’m not too surprised – I found it for the first time myself on Audible, and I haven’t seen anyone else talking about it. However, if you consider yourself an incredibly busy woman with big goals, you should be talking about it and you should be listening to it or reading it. The tagline of How…

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