Well we're in the final hours of 2018 and I think I can officially call time on my list of books read this year. According to my notes, I read 26 books this year. This translates to roughly 1 book every 2 weeks which is honestly pretty great for me. My goal for the year … Continue reading The Books I Read in 2018
I think everyone on the internet is familiar with the Icelandic jólabókaflóð or the Christmas Book Flood. Since WWII, Icelanders began a tradition born of necessity really, in which they exchange books on Christmas Eve and then spend the remainder of the evening reading at home. Obviously the introvert in me is obsessed with all of … Continue reading How to Celebrate the “Icelandic Book Flood” with your family on Christmas Eve.
Confession time: I have too many books. I know, this is a shocking revelation. Despite my efforts to keep my book collection in check, there always seems to be more books coming in than getting read. This afternoon I decided to look through all of the Owl Crate books that I've received over the last … Continue reading The 5 Books from Owl Crates Past That I Want To Read Next
We're all familiar with the idea of a dream dinner party, yes? This tag takes that idea of coming up with the perfect guest list that isn't set in reality - i.e. famous people, dead people, etc. are all allowed - but in this tag all of the people are fictional! Who would you invite … Continue reading The Literary Dinner Party Tag
Sofii @ A Book. A Thought shared this fun tag recently and I thought it would make for a nice easy blog post for Thanksgiving Eve. I've probably done a similar tag in the past, but the questions are a fun way to get to know each other through the books on our bookshelf. Here … Continue reading tag: My Life in Books.
I have had a love / hate relationship with audio books over the years. Every now and then I come across a book with such an excellent narrator that I become enthralled and think, "Audio books are the BEST!" and decide I'm going to listen to them all the time. But it turns out that … Continue reading Audio Books: Do You Like Fiction, Nonfiction or just Jim Dale?
I'm having a weird reading month (or months) as I can't seem to commit to any books outright. It's not uncommon for me to read two or three books at once but usually one of them is a clear front runner and takes up most of my time. Right now I'm reading many, many books … Continue reading 6 Books I’m Reading Right Now
I've been living that autumn life for almost a month now, with the kids back to school, but the calendar recently announced the official start to the season. Now I can drink my Pumpkin Spice Latte without reservation. #basiciknow This week's prompt for Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, is cozy fall … Continue reading Top 5 Cozy Autumn Reads.
This week's Top 5 Tuesday theme is fantasy books, which is one of my favorite genres. I thought I would specifically highlight 5 of my favorite fantasy series. Because the only thing better than a great book is more great books, amiright? Firstly, the required reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling … Continue reading Top 5 | Fantasy Series To Get Carried Away With