• January Reading Thoughts

    I started the year off strong with eleven books read in the month of January. I tried to get a good mix of topics and mediums. I wound up with six audio, three e-books, and two physical books. I’m halfway through one physical book and one audio book, but I didn’t finish them in time […]

  • Plain Bad Heroines

    As I work harder at being a more present reader, I’m going to add a new part of my blog each month. Along with my overall book thoughts for everything I read the month before, I’m going to do a longer post on my favorite read. This first one might not be as well prepared […]

  • Books In Review

  • Reads of December 2022

    Finished the year strong with fifteen reads. Went over my year’s goal of 150 by 7. But I didn’t finish the Read Harder Challenge. I still have four books left, but I fully intend to read them this year instead. But let’s get into the books.  Paperbacks from Hell by Grady HendrixI’ll need to get […]

  • Reading like a Writer

    I’ve always loved reading. But I’ve also always been the type of reader that tears through books and moves on quickly. I’ve struggled with digging deeper. But I’m working on it. And here’s a video with some tips on doing just that in case anyone else struggles with it too.

  • July Reads

    I made it through another eight wonderful books this month. Two of them were quite long and I blame them for not hitting that nine or ten mark this time around. But I’m still sprinting towards the fifty book goal for the year. I do want to focus on reading ebooks or paperbacks again, and […]

  • Bookish Things

    One thing I wish I had was the time to sit and read. I’ve been so grateful for the existence of audiobooks so that I can keep on track with my reading goals, but I do miss reading books. I miss being cozy on the couch with a book and reading until my heart’s content. […]

  • Big News Big News

    Saturday is book launch day! And I’m so very excited about this book being out and available to the public. I’ve worked on it for a long time and it will be my first full length novel to be published. This was the first book I wrote after my emotional hiatus so that alone makes […]

  • June Reads

                Another nine books down last month. I seriously cannot express how much I am loving the Libby app right now. I never would have thought I’d be just thirteen books away from my goal for the year at the start of July. It makes me wonder if I can get to 100 books in […]

  • An Ode to Audiobooks

      Dear Audiobooks,   Without you in my life, I don’t know where I would be. Reading in print takes so much time and devoted energy that I just never have anymore. But then I found you, sweet audio, and my life has changed forever. Once I was able to devour multiple paperbacks and hardbacks […]