Today’s post will be a quick look at my TBR for March! In case some of you have never heard the term “TBR” before, let me explain. TBR stands for “To Be Read,” which is a list of books that you plan to read in the near future. I have chosen a whopping 8 books to read for March! But don’t worry, it won’t be quite as challenging an undertaking as it seems.Read More »
[Book Review] I’m Not Fat, I’m Pregnant! By Jaquie Brown
This post is going up a bit late today! I kind of got behind in my reading yesterday as I got distracted by baby-related things (I’m 23 weeks this week!) and the terrible situation in Ukraine. But I managed to finish this book finally, and I’m really glad I did. Today, I am reviewing I’m Not Fat, I’m Pregnant! by Jaquie Brown.Read More »
My Star Rating System: How I Rate Books
Since I’ve been posting more about books and reading, and I’ll be posting book reviews every Friday for the foreseeable future, I thought it would be helpful if I explained my personal star-rating system! Some people don’t agree with the 5-star system because it’s too limiting, and I agree sometimes. But major platforms like Goodreads and the Amazon Kindle store only offer the 5-star system, so I think it’s useful to define what each star rating means to you. If you’d like to know how I will be rating books going forward, keep reading!Read More »
How I Plan to Read More
For 2021, one of my goals was to read 36 books… and I failed. So I made the same goal for 2022 and I want to make sure that I reach my goal this year. But it’s already late February, and I’ve only read two books so far! At this rate, I will not be able to read all 36 books by the end the year. So I’m implementing some new strategies to help me in my mission!Read More »
[Book Review] The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim
I just finished my second book of the year! Today, I am reviewing the first installment of the Giften Clans series called The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim. This fast-paced middle-grade novel was a great way to jump-start my reading momentum this year.Read More »
[Book Review] Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
I finished this book in January, but I wanted to follow through with my goal of writing reviews for all the books I read this year, so here I am! I’ve never written a book review before, but I’m going to try my best! Today, I am reviewing the first installment in a new cozy mystery series by Angela M. Sanders called Bait and Witch.Read More »
Reading Review: Every Book I Read in 2021
Today, I’m sharing every single book that I read in 2021! Even though I didn’t complete my reading goal last year, I still think I had a pretty good reading year since I was able to try out new genres and authors, and generally had fun with what I read.
In this post, I’ll be breaking down the books by my ratings, stats, and discussing my favorites!Read More »
Every Book I Read in 2019
In 2019, I made a goal for myself to read 12 books over the course of the year. For some, this may seem like a rather low bar, just one book a month. But it’s been so long since I’ve read consistently, so I wanted to start off slow. I was worried I wouldn’t make it, but in the fall I signed up for a library card at my local library and my motivation to read was reignited. I found new ways to incorporate reading into my daily life and I was able to meet my goal, right at the end of December with just a few days left to spare. Read on to find out what I read in 2019!Read More »
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Review and My Konmari Experience
A little while back, I wrote a post about how I tidied my bedroom and I was pretty pleased with myself. But after reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and using the Konmari method, I can say with complete confidence that I have never known what “tidy” was until now. This post will be part-book-review, part-personal-account of my experience.
[Book Review] I See Rude People by Amy Alkon
As someone who works in customer service, dealing with children and their parents day after day, I witness and experience my fair share of rudeness; it just comes with the territory. For the most part, I bite my tongue (I’d still like to get tipped, ya know?) but it really amazes me how many people lack common decency. Lately I’ve been interested in purchasing a book on manners and etiquette because I really believe that a good dose of manners and politeness can either fix or prevent most of the bad things that happen in the world. I browsed the selection on Amazon, only to find that the books I coveted the most were quite expensive. I happened to read some positive reviews for Miss Alkon’s book, but decided to hold off on buying any books until I could decide which one I wanted. A couple of weeks later, I went shopping in my local used-book store, and there was her book, sitting on a shelf for a mere $5! I immediately snapped it up along with a few other items.
I See Rude People is a collection of anecdotes from Amy Alkon’s personal and professional life. She works as an advice columnist and blogger, so she’s experienced her fair share of anonymous (and not so anonymous) hate mail. She’s also been victim of a surprising number of car-related crimes, from getting her car stolen, to getting her other car smashed in a hit-and-run. Any time she witnesses or experiences rudeness, she takes it upon herself to lead a one-woman crusade against impolite people, creating consequences for behavior that often goes unchecked, and she encourages her readers to do the same. Amy Alkon has a really biting sense of humor, and you can tell that she is an experienced writer by the way she tells each of her stories.