Tackling the TBR #31

It has become apparent that my TBR (to be read) list has gotten nearly out of hand. Therefore, I have decided to do a post featuring ten books from it approximately every other week. As I go through the list, I will evaluate each book and decide whether or not it still belongs. Who knows, perhaps as my list (hopefully) shrinks, you will find a few books to add to your own!

Wrapping Up September 2021

Is it really already the end of September? (I know, I'm turning into one of those bloggers - sorry!) The beginning of the month, and the books I read then, feel so far away. I looked at the title of the first book and thought "was that really this month?" It may have only been... Continue Reading →

Wrapping Up August 2021

To me, it feels like August was three separate seasons all in itself: summer classes wrapped up, then there were a few weeks of resetting, followed by the start of the fall semester. In the last two weeks or so the weather finally became what I expect in summer: triple-digit heat and occasional storms but... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Music for Reading + Help Me Build A New Playlist!

Today I want to do something a little different, while still writing a bookishly fun post. The idea for this post started as a Monday Mini about the music I listen to while reading and studying, but I think it will be even more fun to hear from you!

First Line Friday Featuring: Crescendo by Allen Cheney

First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!     

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

July in Oklahoma doesn't usually come with high humidity. But this is 2021, so just about anything that can happen apparently will, including humidity levels so high that even indoors it is having an impact on our books. I'm pretty sure that in June we got more rain than every other June of my life combined, and even though the temperatures are finally climbing close to their normal range for this time of year, we are not as dry as usual. If the northwest would like to send the 100+ temperatures back down to us, I wouldn't be opposed as long as it moved the humidity along and made the air feel less heavy.

6 Degrees of Separation: from Beezus & Ramona to Live Without You

Happy Monday! Reader, I just had the best three-day weekend. I didn't do anything exceptional; the most ambitious thing I did was get a haircut (for the first time in approximately three years). Most of the time was spent on things like filling out my taxes, bleaching my shower, and cooking. But it was so... Continue Reading →

Tackling the TBR #16

I didn't realize when I drafted this post that it would go out on MLK Day. While I don't have an entire worthy tribute in me, I do want to take a minute to acknowledge this day before moving on to the bulk of my post. In the midst of the current political chaos, it is comforting to read and remember the hopeful words of Dr. King. Perhaps someday we will get closer to his dream. 

12 Days of Christmas Day 4: Top 10 Songs on My 2020 Christmas Playlist

Today is day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog party, and to start off I am going to share with you some recent dialogue I had with myself: Write about Christmas music," I thought. "There's so much good music, it will be easy!

Spell the Month in (Christmas!) Books // December 2020 – 12 Days of Christmas Day 2

In case you're counting, there are now 11 days until Christmas! Are you close to ready? I have bought everything that I need to, decorated my apartment, helped my parents decorate their house, and made...four Christmas music playlists, so I'm in good shape! There are still several things to be done, but I think I will able to accomplish everything at an enjoyable pace. 

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