Books, Books, Books

Thirty-seven. That’s how many books I read this year–far surpassing my goal of 24. I can’t quite say how I managed to read that many, but I can say my house may have been a tad bit messier this year. But a little dirt never hurt anyone, right?

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National Book Lovers Day

All my fellow bibliophiles rejoice! Today is National Book Lovers Day. Whether you prefer the classics or fantasy, hardcover or ebooks, dog-eared pages or bookmarks doesn’t matter (actually, folding page corners is kind of a crime against humanity, but you do you). What does matter is our shared love of the written word.

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Braving a Thousand Lives

Last week my daughters were playing hair salon, combing my husband’s (shaved) head, when they both shrieked and pointed at his back. I went to investigate what I assumed was a piece of lint or a freckle, but instead I saw that it was a tick. I instantly felt woozy.

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Get Caught Reading Month

I recently discovered that May is Get Caught Reading Month, which means that May just might be my favorite month now. I could seriously read every day and be okay with it. But alas, there is a little thing called real life that gets in the way. So for now, I read in the calm(er), quiet(er) moments.

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Crawdads, Moms, and a Judgmental World

I recently read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, a beautiful coming-of-age story about a young girl who grows up in a North Carolina marsh. This book ran me through a gamut of emotions. Anger, hope, admiration, frustration, sorrow, joy. One question I kept circling back to was ‘how can a mother abandon her children’?

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My Favorite Books This Year

Every year it seems that the earth’s journey around the sun gets a little shorter. I swear it was just January and then I made the mistake of blinking, and now it is the middle of December again. So before the new year begins, I thought I’d take a look back at the best books I read in 2018 (some are new, some are older), and share them with you.

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