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How to NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day, But Still Celebrate (+Books, Of Course!)

I am a Valentine's Day Scrooge. I think it's a Hallmark-created holiday full of needless obligation to buy needless things. But that's depressing...so let's talk about 2 WAY better holidays!

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My New Year’s Reading Resolution: In Search of a Real Challenge

Last year my New Year's resolution was to expand my reading experience. To do this, I created a reading challenge. It was less than successful. This year I'm at it again because the definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting the same result, right?

Friday Five: Analyzing 5 Books in My ‘To Be Read’ Pile I Just Keep Skipping Over

Book lovers all have a TBR, aka to be read, pile that is either a real stack of books in their house or a list in their kindle cue or on Goodreads. I have all three. I have more books then I will probably ever be able to read unless I decide to stop working, eating and sleeping for the rest of my life. That doesn't mean I won't try. 

Guest Blog: Teacher Knows Best! The ABCs of Summer Reading Inspiration for Kids

It's summertime, which for many kids means hazy, lazy days diving into pools and bike rides until sunset. But, you don't want to just let those developing brains wither away in the hot sun! Learn how to get a book under those sunblock covered noses from someone who knows best - a teacher.

Writing Therapy: A Summer Writing Challenge

Recently, I fell into a bit of a writing funk. The kind where as much as I love writing, I started to wonder if there was a point to it all. Enter my daughter...and a challenge...

10 for Tuesday: 10 Books Stuck in My Head Forever

Some books just stick with you, for whatever reason. Sometimes it's not even because they are particularly amazing. It's just that something about them lodges in your brain like the lyrics to some random song and never leaves. So as my 10 for Tuesday, here are 10 books I read a long time ago, but still think about often and I can't seem to get out of my head.

How to Find More Time to Read – Wednesday Wisdom for Readers

I didn't write this blog because I'm great at making time to read. I am actually terrible at it. Lucky for me, there are many articles and blogs on how to be a better reader and I decided to comb through these for the best advice.

My March Reading Wrap-up & Book Challenge Non-Progress (aka, How I’m Managing My Readers Guilt)

When you're an author working on your next book or books (in my case a sequel to The Travelers, a children's book relating to a unicorn, a ghost story, a spec fic/scifi book) and also a mom, wife, resistor, sometimes bookstagrammer and daily blogger with a relatively demanding day job as a medical editor, finding time to read can be hard.

Monday Blog: Book Check – My Reading Goal Progress

First it's Monday. ('Nuff said.) The sun is finally out. But, I'm not sure that makes up for the weather being meh (yes, that's the official term for gloomy and dreary) for the last several weeks. If it were a real winter I'd be curled up by a cozy fire right now with my book. Instead, I guess I'll have to settle for the wood-burning fire channel or at least a pretty candle. Perhaps this is why I have not made at far as I would like in my reading goals this year. So, how am I doing? Let's see...

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