A Birthday Party for a Blog

Once upon a time there was a college student with a lot of thoughts about books. She loved to read, and she loved talking about the books she read just as much as she loved reading them. Most of this student's friends did not like the same kinds of books as she did (understandable as... Continue Reading →

Monday Mini Motivation 1/28/2019

You've made it to the last Monday of January! Woo-hoo! I've heard multiple people talk recently about how January feels like it is dragging by and lasting longer than it ought to; honestly, I do feel the exact opposite! The weather around here has been all over the place, but sometimes it appears spring is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Throne of Grace by Cecily Wolfe

Beachy cliffs, gorgeous character descriptions, and a sweet, historical romance - Throne of Grace by Cecily Wolfe is loaded with everything I want in a historical romance! Title: Throne of Grace Author: Cecily Wolfe Series: Cliff Walk Courtships #1 Genre: Historical Fiction (late 1800s), Christian Romance Synopsis (from Goodreads): Newport, Rhode Island in the last decades of the nineteenth century was a stunningly... Continue Reading →

Top Five New (to me!) Authors From 2018

There's a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl called "Top Ten Tuesday." As the title suggests, the host assigns a topic for each Tuesday and each participant makes a post of their top ten books fitting the category! Posting on a Tuesday doesn't fit my current blogging schedule, but I enjoy following along and reading... Continue Reading →

Short Shout-Out: Welcome, From My Shelf to Yours

Hello readers! This random, off-schedule post is to give a quick shout out to a relatively new blog. From My Shelf to Yours primarily reviews children's books, and is run by an English Education major named Emma! Sometimes, she also writes about other (typically bookish) things as well. At the moment, she's hosting a giveaway for... Continue Reading →

Monday Mini Motivation 1/21/19: MLK Day

Today we take time to recognize and remember the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His words should hit each of us deeply, and cause us to take another look at the world around us and our place in it. His life is not one that can be casually appreciated, while failing... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar

Hello readers! Today's book review is of Tessa Afshar's Thief of Corinth. This is the first book I have read by Afshar, although the covers of her books had previously caught my attention (seriously, her cover designer is amazing. Just look at a few on her Goodreads author page, if you have a spare minute). Still, I... Continue Reading →

WWW Wednesday 1/16/2019

Welcome to the first WWW Wednesday for 2019! Well, the first one I'm participating in. For those who are new: WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme/post series currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The three W's stand for the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish? What do you think you'll read... Continue Reading →

Monday Mini Motivation 1/14/2019

Welcome to the start of another work week! I hope your weekend was restful and encouraging, preparing you for the week ahead. Today's Monday Motivation is one of my favorite songs, based around a phrase that has been on my mind a lot recently. I've chosen to focus on the concept of peace this year,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Blue Bench by Paul Marriner

Happy Friday, readers! You've now made it through two weeks of 2019! I hope everyone is transitioning back to their work/school/normal life routines smoothly, or enjoying extra time relaxing if things haven't started back up for you yet. I am excited to share my first review for 2019, so let's get into it! Title: The Blue... Continue Reading →

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