For a while, I’ve asked people in a book community I’m part of to pick what I’m reading next through emoji polls. It has been so much fun and sometimes a little out of control, but I haven’t done it in a while. I told a friend of mine I was thinking about asking my Instagram followers to pick my TBR books for September. I was told it was a bonkers idea so I decided to do it anyway. Everyone was way more responsive than I anticipated, but I . AM. SO. EXCITED!!!!!! Continue reading “I Let My Instagram Followers Pick My TBR Stack”
Two weeks ago I got a text that no child wants to get. Dad. Rushed to Hospital. Chest Pains. Significant. This isn’t our first rodeo with my dad’s heart condition, but this one felt different for some reason. It felt more significant, it felt scarier, and, quite frankly, it felt urgent. So my brother and I left to visit our parents out-of-state. Thankfully, my dad is doing well and on the mend. This post is about the books I read while dealing with my dad’s open heart surgery. Continue reading “What I Read When Something Terrible Happened”
Okay, okay; so maybe I haven’t been the most reliable blog poster recently, but I have had at least 2-3 good reasons for it. What have been up to? And, most importantly, what have I been reading? Short answer: not a lot. Continue reading “So Katy…what have you been up to all this time!?”
It’s been a hot minute (or two or three…) since I’ve written in this space or posted on my Instagram, but I’m officially back after a lengthy illness. Thanks to everyone who read or followed me while I was gone. I’m eager to talk about what I’ve been up to as well so expect a few posts over the next few weeks.
I’m happy to be back hosting #BookishBloggersUnite. This week is about influential childhood books/series. Due to my upbringing, I imagine mine will be nothing like anyone else’s, but here we go! Continue reading “#BookishBloggersUnite – Influential Childhood Books”
I’ve thought about this post for a long time and knew I wanted to spend some time talking about my discovery of used books. Would I talk about the stores? Would I recall the fever dream I had where I magically ordered $150 of used books and received 16 books after a few weeks I forgot about? No. This post comes from an unlikely source: my current research and discovery into my spirituality. Continue reading “A Love Letter to Used Books and the People Who Read Them”
I’m so excited that it’s FRIDAY and the weekend is here! Not only does that mean I can stay up and read late, but it also means that #BookishBloggersUnite is going on today. The fabulous Sue at Doddy About Books is hosting this week and she wanted to celebrate Women’s History Month so we’re talking about our favorite female authors by genre. If you want to participate, don’t forget to add the link to your post by clicking the button at the bottom of Sue’s post. My post is being done with a little twist… Continue reading “#BookishBloggersUnite – Kicking Off US Women’s History Month”
Most lifelong readers can relate to the journey of reading a book when you’re younger and then trying to remember the book when describing as an adult. Remember? That elusive favorite book of all time that slip away from your memory? And you forgot about it? Does that sound familiar? The one thing I always remember is the joy it gave you. The joy is always there. Today’s story time is about that joy from a mystery book I found in an elementary school library in Texas.
I read. A lot. Many readers have reading friends. Those reading friends love to recommend books to you and you love to tell them they have to read your latest book. Sometimes when you find a great new author, it’s hard to let go. Continue reading “Five Steps of Stand-alone Book Heartache”
Since my first two posts were more serious, I wanted to have fun with this one. All readers know what its like to receive recommendation emails. You probably don’t need them, but you don’t unsubscribe just in case one email has the perfect book. A week ago, I got a surprise.