Begin

Begin with yourself. Look at yourself, how you are, what you dream of, what you want. Start there, and start small. Begin with what you love. Read your romance novels, your horror novels, your contemporary fiction, your classics. Listen to your classical music, your pop, hip hop, rock. Play your sports, run your races, climb […]

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Reading Challenge Participant?

Do you participate in reading challenges? Why or why not? I used to be more interested in reading challenges when I first started Goodreads, but not so much anymore. These days, I just make a goal to read a certain number of books each year and not participate in the other complex challenges (seasonal reading […]

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I Refuse to Read…

What author, book, or series do you refuse to read and why? I refuse to read E.L. James. You may be familiar with her; she wrote 50 Shades of Grey. Yeah. That book. There are other books in her series/trilogy/whatever it is, but I just don’t have any interest in it. I don’t want to […]

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Returning Library Books.

Do you return library books on time? What do you think your answer means in other aspects of your life? I try to return my library books on time. If I’m not finished or can’t get to the library to return it, I renew it. I must admit though, when I worked at the library, […]

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Top 10 Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read.

As much as I love reading, there are always more books that I need to read. And of course there’s books that everyone else has read but I haven’t yet. Here is a list of books that I can’t believe I haven’t read yet. top 10 tuesday was originally created by the Broke and Bookish […]

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When you meet a stranger…

When you meet a stranger, they sometimes feel aloof- How do you crack a shell of something that doesn’t want to break? When you meet a stranger, they sometimes open a smile so big you are swallowed in their warmth. They let you in like a family member long lost, now found. When you meet […]

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Reading Weather.

What is the ideal reading weather? I see this question a lot when I’m looking for inspiration for book-related journal prompts. To be quite honest, I don’t have the perfect reading weather. I’ll read when I want and it doesn’t matter whether or not it’s sunny or cold out. If push comes to shove, however, […]

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Things I Can No Longer Do.

The hashtag “Things I Can No Longer Do” is trending on Twitter right now. I just found out this morning when I logged in. I thought it was intriguing, so I clicked on it. And of course, there’s a wide variety of responses. A lot of them are related to the political atmosphere of the […]

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Fictional Bucket List

Have you ever read a book and love the location so much you longed to go there and experience yourself? Or are there things you wish you could try that only exist in the the world of a certain book? Yeah, me too! So here are some things I wish I could do on my […]

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30 Things I’m Grateful.

In a world so focused on negativity, we often forget the positives that occur in our daily life. That’s why I was so excited to write to some of the prompts that Suzie on Suzie Speaks for the month of July. This isn’t one of the prompts from that month, but I thought I’d like […]

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