Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you’ve had a great week and you’re getting into the holiday spirit! It usually takes me well into December before I start to get those Christmasy feelings. My sister’s birthday is on the 12th and growing up, we would always wait until we celebrated her birthday before any holiday hoopla invaded our house. Now that… Read More
Tea Talk – New Weekly Feature!
I love a good, predictable, blog series! I enjoy reading them because they don’t feel rushed or forced. They are a way to share thoughts and observations from the week without needing to have an end game in mind or something to sell. They feel like home. I was inspired by Jen from Simple Local Life who writes her Sunday… Read More
Kick Your Reading Slump Challenge!
I know you’ve been there, because I sure have! There’s nothing more frustrating for someone who loves to read than a nasty reading slump. There are always seasons of life that get busy and books are on the back burner for a while but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about the desire to pick up a… Read More
Behind the Blog – All About Me!
Have you ever noticed that the most charming and inviting blogs are the ones where you get to know the person behind the screen? Someone who shares themself with you no matter the subject they’re talking about. It’s that personality that keeps you coming back again and again regardless of how small or broad the niche. This past weekend I… Read More
7 Spooky Spoof Books for the Halloween Season
Serious literature is great, but sometimes a little spoof never hurt anyone either! I’ll be really honest, I don’t do scary. I love true crime, mystery, or suspense but a big HELL NO to thrillers. As much as I’d like to read some Stephen King, I just don’t think it would be a good idea. I already don’t sleep enough… Read More
10 Bookish Podcasts You Should Listen To
Unfortunately, as much as I’d like to, I can’t read all day long. Sometimes I need to cook, clean, or take care of my kids … you know, #adulting and all that. Fortunately, I can listen to bookish content in order to keep myself topped up those fuzzy literary feelings. I know, I know, I could just listen to audiobooks… Read More
Bookish Lingo to Help You Talk the Talk!
One of the things that I noticed when immersing myself into reading culture is the amount or bookish lingo that exists in this space. And that’s not a bad thing! Having your own jargon within a group can really help create a sense of belonging and community. It’s like secret code or something! Bookish culture is ripe with acronyms and… Read More
DIY Bookshelf Build
I had been throwing around ideas and scouring Pinterest (come on over and follow me) for bookshelf inspiration for a while now and I finally pulled the trigger and got down to business on my own DIY bookshelf build! I say “I”, but the majority or the heavy lifting was done my darling Dad who is always willing to lend… Read More
The Story Peddler Blog Tour!
About the Book Selling stories is a deadly business Tanwen doesn’t just tell stories–she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king…. Read More
2017 Reading Stats
Those who know me, know how much of a nerd I am. I hated math in school but in my adult life, I find statistics pretty interesting. Particularly, reading stats! Don’t ask me why. I couldn’t explain it if I tried! Some of my favourite blog posts to read and videos to watch are of people sharing the details of… Read More