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Grand Canyon Extravaganza

Last week was a big week for my family. My youngest sister, LeeAnn, works at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. LeeAnn, an experiencer of life who got back from a trip to see Machu Pichu in early March, has already worked there for four years. I decided we needed to make […]

First Read of 2016

Happy New Year! While it’s hard to believe that 2015 is history, I’m excited to participate today in one of my new favorite reading traditions, Sheila from Book Journey’s First Book of the Year event. There are so many people participating this year. It’s amazing to check out Sheila’s post and take a look her […]

Thankfully Reading Challenge – Planning Your Read

Good morning! On this Saturday after Thanksgiving, I’m hosting a Thankfully Reading Challenge today. I hope your holiday weekend has been a bookish success thus far. I haven’t read as much as I’d thought, but I have enjoyed reading in the same room as my dad. It’s not often that I’m able to do that. […]

Book Lover’s Page-A-Day Calendar Experiment

In the very first Quarterly box from Book Riot I received my very first Book Lover’s Page-A-Day Calendar for 2014. I was excited to bring it to work to have something bookish in my space every day. I was excited for the new year to begin. The book for the very first day was Catherine the Great: […]

First Book of 2014!

Happy 2014! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful New Year’s celebration. If you’re not feeling so well today, you’re probably not reading this (feel better soon!). For those of you who are, I’m participating in Sheila from Book Journey’s First Book of the Year event. The goal of Sheila’s event is to celebrate the first book […]

Thankfully Reading Weekend 2013

Each Thanksgiving weekend, Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves hosts a free range weekend of reading. As she says, there’s no rules and no pressure. You just need a desire to read over the holiday weekend. There will be challenges for those who would like to participate in those as well. It’s really a nice time to […]

The Official Theme of Labor Day Weekend

MyFutureSelf ~ Reading Part 1

When I posted about the focus I was making on My Future Self, I didn’t really have much of anything concrete to say about how I’d focus my mind as it came to my reading life. I’ve since given it a good deal of thought. What would make me happy and fulfilled as a reader […]

Best Reads of 2012

 is almost completely in the history books, so it’s time to look back upon my reading for the year and highlight my favorites along the way. It’s been a great reading year. Not since adolescence have I read as many books in one year as I have in 2012. As of this posting, I read 108 […]

ROMB and #BleakAlong Updates

It is hard to believe that we’re heading into Thanksgiving this week. It seems like it was just a day or two ago when I was able to dive into Read My Own Books and the #BleakAlong challenge. It’s actually been two weeks. Here’s a little about my progress: I had hoped to work fast […]