Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

My 2019 New Year’s resolution is to read more. I’m keeping track of the books I read on this Pinterest board and on Goodreads. Following the lead of Modern Mrs. Darcy, here are my quick reviews of what I’ve read lately, along with some other bookish stuff. What I’ve Been Reading Young Jane Young by Gabrielle […]

Things to Watch and Read

Have you watched Brené Brown’s new Netflix special? (You can see the trailer here.) I’ve heard it’s amazing but I haven’t seen it yet because I plan to sit down with a pen and paper and take notes while I watch. That’s how much wisdom Brené delivers. If you’re not familiar with Brené, start by […]

Weekend Links: Bookish Edition

Did you know that tomorrow is Independent Bookstore Day? To mark it, here are some bookish links I’ve been saving to share with you. The Best Bookstores in All 50 States. Have you been to yours? I loved this list of ways to read more. I made a note of #3 because my phone is […]

Book Report: Quick Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading

My New Year’s resolution this year is to read more. Can I tell you how much I’m enjoying it? I’ve read nine books so far in 2019 and I get such a kick out of pinning a new one to this Pinterest board when I’m done. It’s the first thing I do after I’ve finished […]

A Bookish Resolution

I almost never make New Year’s resolutions, and I keep them even less, but this year a resolution found me and grabbed hold: to read more. The reason this idea resonated with me is that I’ve always considered myself a reader, but lately have found myself reading less and less, and I missed it. It […]

A Place to Call Home (x 2)

Coffee table books about houses and homes have become one of my favorite things to collect. I look for them at estate sales, ask for them as gifts, and occasionally treat myself to a new one. Two new favorites were released in the last couple of months and – coincidentally – they have the same […]

Summer Book Report

Last week was our public library’s big annual used book sale, which they conveniently hold in the gym of the community college near my house. My mother-in-law and I spent an hour or so browsing through the books, and I came home with the stack pictured above. A couple of notes about my picks: Two […]

A Few Estate Sale Finds

I did almost no estate sale shopping over the winter. I saw nothing in the ad photos that motivated me to leave my house in the early AM, which is when you have to get there to get the good stuff.  But just when I began to wonder if I had completely lost my estate […]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

So, funny story. Two years ago this week, Lindsey and I were in New York to be on the TODAY show. (Did you miss our 4 ½ minutes of fame? You can see them here.) The next day was rainy – very rainy – and we were killing time in a bookstore in the basement […]

Book Giveaway Winner

Happy Monday! Just popping in to let you know that Tricia was the winner of the Elin Hilderbrand book giveaway from last week. I used the Random Number Generator to select her comment from the comments left. Congrats, Tricia! And thanks to all who entered and who read Creating This Life. I appreciate all of […]