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April Books Recap

I am so happy to get my reading groove back this month! I got access to NetGalley and have been approved for some delightful Advanced Reading Copies! I didn't love them all but I loved being able to read it in advance! All in all, I read 11 books in April! Let's dive into what… Continue reading April Books Recap

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March Books Recap

March was a month of struggling to find time to read and what I did end up reading were basically heavy reads. My March book count is five. Each month I will recap the books I've read and my quick review of them. Below is the straightforward rating system I use: ✰✰✰✰✰Loved it & had… Continue reading March Books Recap

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February Books Recap

February has been a crazy busy (in a good way) month of reading for me! Ironic considering its such a short month to begin with! Not only did I read a lot of books but I read a lot of GREAT books! My February book count is ten. Each month I will recap the books… Continue reading February Books Recap

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January Books Recap

In 2020, I fell short of meeting my reading goal by just a handful of books - ironic considering the entire year was spent stationary in quarantine, lockdown, at home. My reading goal for 2021 is to read 52 books; I've met this goal before and hope to surpass it (fingers crossed), but I also… Continue reading January Books Recap

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25 Days of Christmas Presents!

I'm going to do this a little differently this year. I'll be sharing ONE new Christmas present each day -- counting down to Christmas! Because let's face it - there are plenty of people we gift after Christmas has passed so this list should be useful for everyone along the way.  Note: Prices for each… Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas Presents!

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Book Review: Big Magic

Book No. 5: Big Magic Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Big Picture It's the ultimate pep talk for the creative you that lies within; that's the best way I can summarize this book. And I don't mean that it's meant for the aspiring writer, painter, musician, etc., although each one of them can certainly benefit from reading… Continue reading Book Review: Big Magic

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Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

Book No. 4: The Geography of Bliss Author: Eric Weiner Big Picture Where is the happiest place on earth? Is it Switzerland? Netherlands? Qatar? India? Iceland? America? or somewhere else entirely? That is the question, the author, a former NPR journalist sets out to answer. A total of ten countries sum up this book and… Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

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Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome

Book No. 3: One Summer Day in Rome Author: Mark Lamprell Big Picture There are three parallel stories that take place over the course of a day and half in Rome. The stories are not related to one another, except that they occur in the same day and in the same city. [Do not want… Continue reading Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome

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Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

Book No. 2: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown Author: Brene Brown Big Picture As human beings, we want to belong; even the most independent of us. This book explains how important and challenging it can be to first belong to oneself. It really gets to the crux of some of the social issues we… Continue reading Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

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Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Book no. 1: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Author: Mark Manson While keeping up with my book club reads, I thought I would do a mini review of each of the books I read on the blog. This will allow me to look back at any big takeaways I had from the… Continue reading Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck