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what I read in June & July

what I read in June & July

When I sat down to count the books I read in June and July, I couldn’t believe how much reading I’d actually done! I tend to hit a slump in the summers, and it was the opposite of that this year. And not only did I read quite a few books in June and July, I read quite a few books I really loved. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I make a small commission when you click and/or make…

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the books I read in May

the books I read in May

It’s been a little while since I’m shown my face around here, but I got a lot of reading done in May, so – here I am! Ready to share. Overshare, probably. But hey. In May, I decided to read more ebooks and listen to more audiobooks (it’s what I was in the mood for, weirdly enough!) and definitely did. I don’t think I read a single physical book in May. A question I do get a lot is: Do…

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what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

I was so excited when Rachel Hollis’ new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, came out in March! I always listen to these sorts of books on audiobook (I have an Audible subscription and totally recommend it!) and this one was especially good. Rachel Hollis has a great way of speaking and is a very engaging narrator. Plus, I love listening to authors narrate their own books! They tell the story in a completely different way. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate…

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what I read in March 2019

what I read in March 2019

Somehow, I managed to read six books in March, even though it felt like an intense marathon that I was never going to get out of. I definitely didn’t predict that I’d have free time to read, especially when I tried to fill my spring break with writing my manuscript. But here we are – I made some good progress on my March TBR! (Except for the fact that three of the books I read in March were books I’ve…

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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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