Oh boy do I love a good reading challenge! And let me tell you, the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge never fails to get my juices flowing. Year to year, this challenge is well-built and totally manageable, with the 2019 challenge being no exception. 10 Categories. Totally Flexible.100% entertaining. There are other reading challenges that… Continue reading My Reading Challenge Plan (a wee bit late)
I'm sure you guys will understand this, but sometimes finding a book you want to read is HARD! We read blog posts, search Goodreads and Amazon, listen to podcasts, and still sometimes, somehow, nothing looks good. So picture this and imagine my surprise: I'm currently reading a book that I'm not super into. It's interesting… Continue reading When the Book Finds You
I have always been of the opinion that libraries are magical places and yesterday I had the incredible pleasure of taking one of my foster kids to the library and getting her happy self a library card.In my line of work, being a Child Protective Services worker, I work everyday with kids of all ages… Continue reading The One Where I Embarrass a Teen at the Library
What's that? Another book haul post? Abso-freaking-lutely! When I buy books, which is honestly pretty rare, I get really excited and want to tell everyone I can find about the super awesome books I just picked up, even if I don't read them any time soon.... or ever. But the month of July was a… Continue reading July Book Haul
Over the summer, I traveled around my state with my husband for his job, which, while horrible for my hygiene, provided some really excellent reading time. One of our stops, my husband noticed a shining beacon of lovely-ness right across the street: a Goodwill. In my experience, thrift stores are excellent places to find cheap… Continue reading Book Haul!
Being an avid reader is hard to sustain around a full time job. I work a typical 8-5 job and when I get home, I cook for my husband and then, honestly, we usually play video games together, which is one of the only activities we enjoy together, until we head to bed around 9:30… Continue reading Fitting it in
The reading slump is a real, horrible, clever little monster. It sneaks up on you and preys on your complacency. One day you wake up and you can't remember the last book you read, the books on your nightstand have been replaced with dust. Maybe you noticed it earlier, when no book you picked up… Continue reading The Year(s) the Reading Slump Attacked
I've always been the person who just flies by the seat of my pants when it comes to picking what I am going to read next. Maybe I grab whatever has a nice, pretty cover. Maybe I grab that one book that my book people tell me I absolutely, totally need to read right this… Continue reading Reading Challenge Progress