My Reading Personality

My Reading Personality

A couple months ago, in preparation for the release of her new book Reading People, Anne Bogel (aka Modern Mrs. Darcy) released a Reading Personality Quiz. I love quizzes, and I love personality typing, hence the reason I was super excited to read Anne’s book (which I will be reviewing on August 30th). I have been a long time listener of Anne’s podcast What Should I Read Next?, and even before that I loved her literary matchmaking blog posts. I have fantasized about what books I would share as my favorites if I ever go on the show. And I have tried to type myself the way Anne […]

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On finally reading Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

I have loved Anne of Green Gables since I was about 9 years old. My Aunt Jill bought my sister an illustrated copy of the book and read some of it aloud to us when they visited one time. I think that’s when I found out that my cousin, Anne, is named after Anne Shirley. The “e” in her name suddenly became very important. Years later my sister and I became obsessed with the Canadian mini-series. We had tapped it off of TV – the Disney Channel, I think – and we watched it over and over again. Years later I bought the DVDs (for […]

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My NaNoWriMo Experience

My NaNoWriMo Experience

OK, so I know November isn’t over, but I wanted to share my approach to NaNoWriMo anyway. I won’t be “winning” this year, but I did make some progress on my book, and I’m curious how the month is going for others. I didn’t set a goal to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, but when I got an idea for a YA novel over the summer, I thought maybe I’d give it a try. I had every intention of outlining my whole book before November, but then I started this second blog, and begin a new job, and other things took priority over writing a […]

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Marketing via Little Free Libraries

Marketing via Little Free Libraries

I am not someone who likes to keep books. Clutter stresses me out. I had stock piled a considerable amount of review copies of books – some I loved, some I liked, some I didn’t care for – but regardless, I didn’t want to keep them all. I just don’t have enough shelf space in my room. I wanted to make space for new books that may be coming my way. I have been meaning to try a Little Free Library for the past couple of years, so I figured why not donate these books to Little Free Libraries around town. And while I was at […]

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Announcement: Writing for a magazine

Country Woman

Many of you may know that I started working at Trusted Media Brands in July. I got a job in the Publishing Technologies department of a publishing company in the hopes of being closer to my passion – reading. When I started, I met many people within the company and in telling them about myself, I mentioned how much I read and how I blog about books. Within my first month, the Editor-in-Chief of the “enthusiast” brands asked me to read a book for her and let her know if it was any good. That book, The Orphan Keeper, was not featured in Country Woman […]

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Why I love Goodreads

Goodreads: Meet your next favorite book.

I have told several people IRL over the last few months about why I love Goodreads. I was shocked to learn that they’d never heard of it. They were keeping track of the books they wanted to read in various lasts – on their phone, on paper, etc. That was me back in 2013 before I discovered Goodreads. And it changed my reading life. Honestly. 5 Reasons I love Goodreads 1. Goodreads keeps track of what I want to read. The reason I started using Goodreads was to consolidate my TBR list. I have the Goodreads app on my phone, which means I always have the […]

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Harry Potter is my favorite series for one reason

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

There are many reasons to love Harry Potter… The characters The friendships The magic The worldbuilding The adventure The triumph of good over evil All of that is great. Truly, it is. But all of those things do not make the Harry Potter series my favorite books of all times. What does that? The details. I have read (mostly listened to) the Harry Potter series many, MANY times, and every time I do, I discover new details. Seriously, the planning that went into writing this series is insane. It’s clear that it was meant to be a 7 book series from the start. There are things revealed books […]

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