Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Sunday Post #280

 

It's Baby Brooklyn!

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tag: End Of The Year!

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Don't panic; it's not the end of the year yet. But, we're getting close. So close that it's time to do The End Of The Year Book Tag. Hopefully these six questions will help you organize your reading life before the year ends.

Do book bloggers still do tags? I feel like I haven't seen one in forever. I'm probably just not looking in the right places. Anyway, after a bit of Googling, I came across The End Of The Year Tag. I believe it started on BookTube years ago. I liked the questions, so I tagged myself. If you want to answer these questions on your blog, consider yourself tagged. You still have a few months before the year is really over!


Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Sunday Post #279

 

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

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday: Fall 2021 Book Releases

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to show off all the new book releases I'm excited to read. Have you read any of these? What did you think?


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Book Haul: September 2021

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I got more books! I know I've been too busy to read much lately, but that hasn't stopped books from showing up on my doorstep. Once they're here, I can't turn them away. That would be rude. The good news is that I've already read some of them because I was excited and couldn't leave them on the shelf. I'll review the ones I've devoured.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Scary Books To Read In Fall

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, we're talking about the books I'm going to read this fall. Autumn is witching season, so of course I'm going to read spooky books. I have a few thrillers, mysteries, dark fantasy, and horror books on my shelf that I can't wait to dive into. Here are 10 creepy books at the top of my autumn must-read list.


Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Sunday Post #278

 

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

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday: September 2021 Book Releases

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Books I'm Desperate To Read Right Now

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Welcome to Tell Me Something Tuesday! For today's "something," we're talking about books I'm desperate to read right now. Do you have a book sitting on your shelf that you really want to read, but you just haven't read it for some reason? I do. My reason is work. I'm impatiently waiting for winter so my work hours get cut down, and I have more time to read. Until then, these books will be sitting on my shelf, taunting me.


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Book Haul: August 2021

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Guess what? I got more books! I know I've been too busy to read much lately, but that hasn't stopped books from showing up on my doorstep. Once they're here, I can't turn them away. That would be rude. I'm already planning ahead for Nonfiction November, so you'll see a few nonfiction books in this haul. Also, horror! Spooky season is coming, people! And, there's a random YA contemporary novel-in-verse because it sounds excellent.


Sunday, August 22, 2021

The Sunday Post #277

 

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


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Weird Things Visitors Say In State Parks


Today, we're trying something new. Welcome to Tell Me Something Tuesday. This is a post where I tell you something . . . on a Tuesday. For today's "something," I'm talking about my job. For the past few years, I've worked in revenue and visitor services for a state park. On a typical weekend day, I interact with around 300 visitors. It's intense. And nonstop. For example, I went back to work fulltime a few days after I got my first COVID shot. In my first week back at fulltime work, I got cussed at and flipped off by several unhappy campers. I dealt with long lines and broken equipment. A dog attacked a cyclist, and then the cyclist attacked the dog’s owner. A homeless woman experienced some highly confusing mental health issues. I froze in a snowstorm. I helped settle a few domestic squabbles. I could keep listing problems, but you get the idea. This is what I do all day.

Since I spend so much time interacting with weird and wonderful people, I thought I'd share a few of the memorable visitor interactions I've had the misfortune pleasure of handling.


Sunday, August 8, 2021

The Sunday Post #276

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

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday: August 2021 Book Releases

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Attention-Grabbing Book Titles

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, we're talking about books that lived up to their awesome titles. Isn't it great when the insides of a book are just as good as its packaging? I picked up these 10 books because the titles grabbed my attention. Then I read them and rated them all 5 stars. Please read them! I promise they're worth your time.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Book Haul: July 2021

 
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I haven’t posted a book haul in months, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been accumulating books. I’m always accumulating books. I think they breed on my shelf when I’m not looking. Anyway, here are the books I got during the spring and summer. I’ve already read a few of them. Nicely done, me.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Sunday Post #275

 

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

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Young Adult Book Releases 2021

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, we’re talking about the July-December 2021 releases I’m excited to read. In this post, I’m going to focus on young adult and middlegrade books. There was a post a few weeks ago for adult books. If you’re interested in the young adult books that came out in the first half of 2021, I have a post for that too! So many posts!


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books Of 2021 (So Far)

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Since we’re halfway through the year, I thought I’d share the best books I’ve read in 2021 (so far). If you saw my Mid-Year Freak-Out Tag, then you already know my favorites, but whatever. They’re good books! I’m going to write this post countdown style so it’s extra dramatic. Drumroll, please . . . .

 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Tag: Mid-Year Freak-Out

 

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Welcome to the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! Can you believe we’re exactly halfway through 2021? It’s been . . . a lot, right? I can’t be the only one who feels like time is going too fast. I can’t keep up! 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 2021.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Best New Book Releases 2021

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, we’re talking about the July-December 2021 releases I’m excited to read. In this post, I’m going to focus on adult books. There will be another post in a few weeks for new young adult and children’s books. If you’re interested in the books that came out in the first half of 2021, I have a post for that too!

 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Sunday Post #274


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


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read In Summer

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, I’m showing off my summer book list. These are the books I’ll (hopefully) be reading in the next few months. What are you going to read this summer? Do you have any vacations planned? I don’t. Just work and books. Exciting life, right?


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: I Need Book Recommendations

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, I’m giving book recommendations, and I need some in return. Here’s a list of topics that fascinate me. What should I read to learn more about them? I’m open to fiction or nonfiction. I’m even open to TV shows. Tell me what to read! Or watch. If you’re interested in these same topics, you’re in luck! I’m so nice that I’ll give you book recommendations.

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Can’t Wait Wednesday: June 2021 Book Releases

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I’m showing off the upcoming book releases that caught my eye. I can’t wait to read these books!


Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Sunday Post #273

 

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

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Book Haul: May 2021

 

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Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. I forgot to post a book haul last month, so oops. I have tons of new books to show you. I’ve even read a few of them. Way to go, me. I’ll post reviews of the ones I’ve read.

 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Intriguing Quotes From Recent Reads

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, I’m sharing thought-provoking quotes from books I’ve read recently. I even made pretty little graphics for the quotes. Aww, how cute. Feel free to save my graphics and use them however you want. Click the book titles to see a synopsis of the book.

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Animals On The Cover

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, we’re talking about beautiful book covers. I love animals, so of course books with nature on the covers capture my attention. Here are 10+ of my favorite animal covers. Every one of these covers made me stop scrolling, read the synopsis, and add the book to my wish list. This is how you design an animal cover, people! Click the title if you want to see the book's synopsis.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Sunday Post #272

 

Photo of a mother possum with 9 babies hanging on her back and head. The text says "Happy Mother's Day."
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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Can’t Wait Wednesday: May 2021 Book Releases

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I’m showing off the upcoming book releases that caught my eye. I can’t wait to read these books!


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: One-Sentence Book Reviews

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, I’m going to write book blurbs. You know those short endorsements from celebrities or authors that publishers plaster on book covers? I’m going to write those for the last 10 books I read. Blurbs are supposed to convince readers to buy the book. Unfortunately, I didn’t love every book I’ve read recently. A few of my blurbs will be anti-blurbs. They’ll be the opposite of helpful and probably hurt book sales. So, that’s awkward. I guess my blurbs are more honest than the ones you find on real books. Whatever. Let’s get into it. Click the book’s title to see the full synopsis.


Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Sunday Post #271

 

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

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With People On The Cover

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, we’re talking about book covers. Usually, my least-favorite book covers are the ones with people on them. I find “people covers” distracting because the characters on the cover rarely look like the characters in my imagination. I don’t like that. But, there are some stunning “people covers” in the book world. I adore these covers because they give the reader a glimpse into the story. I want to know who these characters are and what they’re doing.

Here are 10+ “people covers” that grabbed my attention and made me stop scrolling. Click the titles to see a synopsis.


Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Sunday Post #270

 

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

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Wrap Up: March 2021

 

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💧 March 2021 Wrap Up 🍀


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Can’t Wait Wednesday: April 2021 Book Releases

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to show off the interesting new books that are coming out soon. Here are the April book releases I’m excited to get in my hot little hands.


Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Sunday Post #269

 

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


Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Sunday Post #268

 

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


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Book Haul: March 2021

 

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Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. March was my birthday month. I may have gone slightly overboard with ordering myself bookish presents. Oops. In my defense, cheap books are hard to resist! Here’s what I’m hoping to read in the next few months.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: I’m The Worst Book Cover Designer Ever

 



Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, we’re talking about book covers. Have you ever wondered what it takes to design a book cover? I have. I stare at gorgeous covers and wish I had artistic talent. There are some truly stunning books in the world. The books I’m going to show you in this post . . . are not those stunning books. I decided to live out my book designer dream and create some covers for pretend books. The results are not great. I’m not an artist. I jumped into this project without doing any research whatsoever. I want you to have realistic expectations before we wade into the mess I made. You’re probably going to cringe at my creations.

The first step to creating a book cover is learning what the book is about. For my pretend books, I Googled “random book title generator.” (Yes, those exist.) I played with different generators and picked the . . . um . . . stupidest titles. Then I created covers to match the titles. Here’s what happened:

 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Sunday Post #267

 

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


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read This Spring

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This week, we’re talking about the top ten books I’m reading this spring. I think I picked a fun mixture of genres. Check out what I’m reading and then tell me which books you plan to read in the next few months.


Sunday, March 14, 2021

The Sunday Post #266

 

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

 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Sunday Post #265

 

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


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Wrap Up: February 2021

 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Can’t Wait Wednesday: March 2021 Book Releases

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to show off the interesting new books that are coming out soon. Here are the March book releases I’m excited to get in my hot little hands.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Jobs I’d Have If I Were Fictional

 


Have you ever come across a fascinating job in a novel and thought, Is that job real? Am I too old for a drastic career change? That’s what we’re talking about today! I wish I was a fictional character so I could have these awesome “jobs.” We should probably put “jobs” in quotes because some of these activities are seriously stretching the definition of that word. A few of my “jobs” are actually far-fetched schemes to avoid work. So . . . they’re the opposite of jobs. Whatever. This is my stupid fantasy career list. Don’t overthink it.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Sunday Post #264

 

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

 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Book Haul: February 2021

 

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Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. Here’s what I’m hoping to read in the next few months.