Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Sunday Post #232



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Reading And Walking: Becoming

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about the authors I’ve read the most. This was a surprisingly challenging topic because I’d rather read a debut author than return to an old favorite. I have a tendency to read one or two books by an author and then never read that author again. That’s because there are so many books and so little time! I love discovering innovative creators and fresh ideas. I usually don’t want to read the same person’s stuff over and over.

This post took a lot of scrolling through Goodreads and counting books on my shelves, but I think I’ve figured out which authors I’ve read the most. (This is one of those moments when having my books shelved by author would have been very helpful . . . .)

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Sunday Post #231

The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tag: Mid-Year Freak Out


Welcome to the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! Can you believe we’re exactly halfway through 2020? It’s been . . . interesting, right? Today, we’re going to look backward and forward. I’m going to freak out about the books I’ve read and the books I still need to read in 2020.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wrap Up: June 2020

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming 2020 Adult Book Releases


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about some of the adult books that are coming out between July and December 2020. Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading.

If you are interested in 2020 young adult and middlegrade releases, I have a post for that!

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Sunday Post #230


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Book Haul: June 2020


Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. These are the books I acquired in June. I’ve already read two of them. (Nicely done, me.) Hopefully I’ll get to the rest in the next few months.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming 2020 Young Adult Book Releases



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about the intriguing young adult and middlegrade books that are coming out between July and December 2020. Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Sunday Post #229



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reading List



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about the books I want to read this summer. Here are 10 books I can’t wait to get into my summer-sweaty little hands.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Sunday Post #228




The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Discussion: Books For People Who Are Alone, Together


So, this Coronavirus lockdown thing has been interesting. For me, it’s been lonely and stressful, even though I’m stuck inside with my family. Being trapped with other people is challenging for a hardcore introvert like me. It’s bizarre to miss Target and burrito restaurants while simultaneously feeling overwhelmed by my fellow humans. Since I use books to understand the world, I thought I’d make a list of stories that capture the “isolated with others” experience.

When I first came up with this idea, I was tempted to fill my list with dystopias, cults, wars, prisons, and The Shining, but the world probably doesn’t need that list right now. I tried to think outside the apocalypse box. I chose books about remote communities or people who have to lean on their friends or family to survive. All of these characters are alone, but they’re not really alone. They’re alone, together.

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Sunday Post #227



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Wrap Up: May 2020

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: June 2020 Book Releases



Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to spotlight a few upcoming book releases that sound interesting to me. Here’s what was supposed to be coming out in the next few weeks. Due to Coronavirus, some of the release dates may have changed.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Summer Vibes


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about “summer vibes.” When I think of summer, I imagine time off school, heat waves, camping trips, adventures with friends, vegetable gardens, BBQs, backyard parties, fireworks, bugs, beaches, and being too sweaty to sleep at night. I think about books that are quick to read or are easy to pick up between dips in the pool. Here are 10 excellent books that capture the flavor of summer. I tried to pick stories for every age group.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Sunday Post #226


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Book Haul: May 2020



Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. I haven’t done a haul since March. So . . . oops. Here’s what I’ve added to my shelves in the past two+ months. As you can see, I’ve been acquiring a lot of fantasy / horror / speculative fiction because I’d really like to escape from the world right now.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Opening Paragraphs In Novels



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about opening paragraphs in novels. What makes a good one? I think a perfect starting paragraph introduces a problem, sets the scene, establishes the atmosphere, and/or introduces an intriguing character. Here are 10 first paragraphs that hooked me immediately.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Sunday Post #225




The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Discussion: What To Read For Mental Health Awareness Month


May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. This is appropriate because everyone in the world is currently living through a stressful situation. When you’re living in isolation, it’s super important to pay attention to your mental health and get help if you need it. One in five people will develop a mental illness at some point in their life, so you’re definitely not alone.

If you want to learn more about what it’s like to live with a mental illness, I have book recommendations for you! I’ve had depression for most of my life. These ten books made me go, “Wow, this author really gets it.”

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons To Read Historical Fiction


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about why readers love historical fiction. History has always been one of my favorite topics. Even as a young reader, I was drawn to historical books. (Though I preferred historical nonfiction as a kid. I read everything about Arctic exploration.)

I’ve noticed that there are a lot of historical fiction fans on Twitter, so I asked them to chime in on this post. Here’s a list of reasons why I (and Twitter) think you should give historical fiction a try.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Sunday Post #224



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date. 

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Tag: Stay At Home!




Since a lot of us are staying indoors, it’s a perfect time to do The Stay At Home tag. Let’s talk about what I’ve been reading in isolation. This tag was created by BookTuber Princess of Paperbacks. I’ve altered it a little to fit my needs.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Even More May 2020 Book Releases



Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to spotlight a few upcoming book releases that sound interesting to me. Here’s what was supposed to be coming out in the next few weeks. Due to Coronavirus, some of the release dates have been changed.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Sunday Post #223




The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date. 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: More May 2020 Book Releases



Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to spotlight a few upcoming book releases that sound interesting to me. Here are the books that were supposed to come out in the next few weeks, but due to Coronavirus, some of the release dates were moved up or back.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Super Easy Book Party Ideas







Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about book-themed parties. Since we’re in a pandemic, it’s not the best time for a party, but we can dream, right? Here are 10 fun ideas to spice up your next book club meeting or bookish birthday.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Wrap-Up: April 2020

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Sunday Post #222



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date. 

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: May 2020 Book Releases



Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to spotlight a few upcoming book releases that sound interesting to me. These books were supposed to come out in the next few weeks, but due to Coronavirus, some of the release dates got changed.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Middle Schoolers Should Read


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is books I wish I’d read as a child. Since “child” covers a huge age range, I’m going to narrow it down to “middle schooler.” Here are 10 awesome books I wish I’d read when I was 11-14.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Sunday Post #221



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date. 

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Sunday Post #220



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date. 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Even More April 2020 Book Releases




Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to spotlight a few upcoming book releases that sound interesting to me. Here’s what’s coming out in the next few weeks.

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