On, or around, November 20th, I realized I was going to fail 2017 NaNoWriMo. I was really excited about it this year and was more ready than ever to write something. However, when it came down to it, my writing was a mess. I’ve been trying to figure out how this would fit in with a blog about reading and life for a few weeks so hopefully this helps anyone who’s going in 2018 with some failure in 2017 and looking for encouragement. Continue reading “Failure”
I didn’t post last week so I thought now would be a good time give an update on my very bookish life right now. I’ve also got a few things coming up that I’m very excited about. Continue reading “Life Lately”
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”
I’ve been hanging onto this post idea for a few weeks, but haven’t gotten around to talking about it. Since my schedule was already messed up by my Dan Brown detour last week, I decided it was time to dust off the cobwebs and talk about podcasts.
Full disclosure: This was not the post I planned on posting today so I’m sorry if it’s a little rough. However, after the events of last night and this morning, I think it’s extremely important to talk about self-care.
Who should have control of what books are on the shelves? It is the librarian? What about the city live in? The school you drive by? The parents that send their children to school every day? A community of people? Banned book week is all about the freedom to read, the books that are challenged, and celebrating those that fight to keep books on the shelves where they belong.
I consider myself a political enthusiast. So much so, I got my degree in politics, picked US Presidents for my essay topics in high school, and have continued learning about US government and politics since I graduated. Was I going to read the book Hillary Clinton wrote on the election? You better believe it. Continue reading “What Happened by Hillary Clinton – My Reading Nook”
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.
I’ve thought about this post for a week since it was announced that DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) would end in six months. In fact, I wanted to write on here every few days, but DACA required a lot of reading. There’s a lot of noise around it so I wanted to strip it down to its facts. Continue reading “On DACA”