Thursday, February 4, 2016

How to Clean Off Your Bookshelves (with Infographic & Giveaway!)

We've all been there haven't we? Shelves stuffed to the max with books. Books stacked on the floor because there's no more space on the shelves. Hundreds (literally) of books that we own and haven't even read. Or we've read them and now they're just sitting there collecting dust. But it's not like we can just throw them away. Blasphemy! No book should ever go in the garbage. Even if you hated it. Because somebody else out there may love it and may get something out of it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

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***I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my opinion. The review below reflects my open and honest thoughts.***

Synopsis from Goodreads:

They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ten Bookish Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

I've recently become quite obsessed with Instagram. Maybe it's the new camera I got for Christmas? But no. I don't think that's entirely it. I think I'm completely enraptured with people's creativity. The beautiful pictures they take just capture me and I spend hours and hours scrolling through my feed, people's profiles and hashtags. I can't stop myself. I'm addicted. In fact, before I even started writing this post I clicked over to IG for just a second and then like fifteen minutes later I was like "Damn it!" Instagram can make me lose my focus like that. But it also inspires me to be more creative, to see the beautiful things in life. And if you're a book lover like me (I assume you are or else you probably wouldn't be reading this blog post...) then you also love to look at all the pretty bookish pictures. So here are my favorite bookish Instagram accounts you all should be following.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Review: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Books I Swear I'm Finally Going to Read In 2016

I promise a lot of things in regards to reading. Every year I have this huge list of books that I swear I'm going to get to and then the end of the year rolls around and I've read maybe two from that list. It's not my fault. Not really. I blame those shiny new books that the entire world is talking about. If everyone else is talking about it, I have to see what it's all about! So I pick up the shiny, tempting new book and let the ones I've been meaning to get to continue to collect dust on my shelves. Poor, poor books. But I am putting a stop to this behavior this year! And I need your help to do it! Basically, I'm enlisting all of you to hold me accountable. Wendy has promised to help me with at least one of these, though I'm sure she's going to be helping me with at least two... And I need the rest of you to help me actually accomplish my goals this year. What do you say? Are you in? Excellent! 

Let's just get this over with... 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Review: Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodities trader just a floor above.

If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills…and fund a few little shopping excursions, too.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

How to Maximize Your Weekdays w/Free Weekday Goal Planner!

Lately I've been struggling with my schedule and getting everything I want to accomplished. And after the whirlwind that was the holidays, my weekends are getting busier and busier playing catch up. I'm losing the time I normally spend reading/writing/blogging. And I was thinking about the fact that during the week I don't do much of any of those three things - the things I'm most passionate about. And that's a problem. I was talking to a coworker at work and he had me write down my daily schedule. After doing that he showed me that I was only devoting an hour a day to my passions during the week, which really isn't okay with me. But how can I devote more? My schedule is already full. The truth is that I may not be able to with my busy schedule. And I don't even have kids. I can't imagine finding the time to do everything dealing with kids as well. Kudos to all you parents out there. But even though I may not be able to increase the time I spend on my passions, I can make sure that the time I do spend is productive. And now I'm going to help you do the same thing.