• Reading Life

    How to Get Organized Bookshelves

    *Book lovers LOVE to organize their books. I can’t tell you how many times I organize my books per month. It’s something I’ve been doing a lot lately as I add new books to my collection. Since I’ve been doing it so much, I’ve got a really good system going for myself. Read on to see how I keep my bookshelves organized. Bookshelf Organization: Yes or No? Are you the kind of person that likes to have your books really organized on your shelves? Or will you just stick them anywhere there’s room. If you’re the second person, I get you. I used to just stick my books wherever I…

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    How to Konmari Your Bookshelves

    *Do you ever feel like you have too many books? I know, I know. How can a book lover have too many books? Well, we can, and here’s what to do about it. What do we do with all of these books? With Konmari picking up steam again, it feels like we’ve all got the decluttering bug. It also doesn’t help that it’s a new year and we all want some change, right? I did the whole Konmari thing about two years ago, and I’m still reaping the benefits from it. If you are wondering, yes, I did Konmari my books. And it wasn’t as hard as I thought it…

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    January Book Chat + What I’ve Been Reading

    *I’ve been doing these quick lit posts for a few months now and I’ve gotten pretty bored with them. If we are honest with ourselves, do we really need another list of books? No, no we don’t. So this month I’m changing it up a bit. Welcome to the January 2019 book chat. So let’s change this up a bit. The past few months I’ve just been making a list of the books I had read recently and a little blurb about each. I’d like to try something new and list the last book I loved, my current read, and then we will chat about books and the reading life.…

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    Best and Worst Books of 2018

    *Today is the day I talk about my best books of 2018 and my worst books of 2018. I try to keep it real without bashing books too badly. They are, after all, something that the author worked very hard at. I respect them and all of the effort they put forth, even if the book wasn’t my favorite. Worst Books of 2018 *These books just weren’t for me. I mean no disrespect to you if you loved one of these books. If you don’t like to read negative things about your favorite books then feel free to skim down to my best books of 2018 section. Thanks! Life and…

  • Reading Life

    Banning Book Labels

    *Today, I’m talking about banning the ever-present book label. I don’t mean any stickers you find on books. I’m talking about attributing characteristics to books. Books don’t need us readers shoving our opinions of what we think they should be onto them. And neither do the readers of those books.  *Disclaimer: I’m going to mention briefly a couple of topics that are a hot debate with the rest of the world at the moment. Just be warned that I’m not picking a fight and I am not bashing any one person for the way they choose to live. So don’t attack me. Because I’m not attacking you.  What is a…

  • Reading Life

    How to Find Amazing Content Creators

    *In this post I walk you through my steps to find and decide if content creators are worth my attention. This is a rather unconventional post, but my husband asked me to write it. So, here I am. Step One: Pick a topic. I know, this sounds so elementary, but it’s important. Without picking a specific topic you really don’t know where to start your search. Your topic can be anything that you are interested in. Books, gaming, cooking, science, space, cats, etc. If you are interested in something there’s likely someone else who has created content for it. Step Two: After you pick your topic of interest head over to Google,…

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    How to Keep a Book Journal

    Have you ever wanted to start a book journal? I’ve always thought the idea was intriguing and I did keep one once upon a time. After starting book journaling a few weeks ago, I’ve decided that it’s probably the best thing ever! Well, next to Harry Potter. Anyway, if you’ve ever been interested or you are ready to take the plunge into this rabbit hole, I hope this post about my reading journal sparks some inspiration in you. Disclaimer: This post is completely bookish and nerdy. If neither of those things appeals to you, then feel free to skip this read. Book lovers, read on! What is a book journal?…