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The Best Books I Read In the First Half of 2019

I know it's too early to do a full reading wrap up for 2019, but I've already started recommending books to people as "the best I've read this year." So I thought I'd put together a long list of the best books I read between January and June of 2019. There's a mixture here -… Continue reading The Best Books I Read In the First Half of 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019

#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week One Progress

NaNoWriMo is underway and we already have the first seven days under our belts! So I wanted to check in and talk a little bit about how the week is going. First things first, my goals for NaNo were to write 50,000 words, but across multiple projects, and to write every day. So far, I… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week One Progress

What I Read This Month

What I Read This Month: October 2019

Wow - it has been a while. In the unpredictable way that life tends to go, this blog had to take a back seat to a lot of personal family stuff that happened this time last year. But I'm really happy to be trying to get back into it. So here is everything I read… Continue reading What I Read This Month: October 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019

#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Let’s Do This

It's November 1st. The days are getting shorter. The Halloween sugar crash is sapping our energy. The weather is getting colder. The stress of the holidays is imminent. In short, it's a stressful time of year. But it is also the start of National Novel Writing Month. And I don't know about you, but I… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Let’s Do This

Books and Writing

NaNoWriMo 2019

I'm going to try to do NaNoWriMo this year. National Novel Writing Month for anyone who isn't familiar. It's a challenge for writers across the world, to write an entire book (50,000 words) in the month of November. However, I'm going to do it a bit differently, and I'll explain that in a minute. But… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019

Books and Writing

5 Great Non-Fiction Books (#3)

Fun fact: I read all these books as part of my undergrad career. They were assigned predominantly in my Peace & Justice Studies classes - namely, Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies, Introduction to Human Rights, and Introduction to Conflict Resolution. While reading dictated by a syllabus can feel forced or tedious at the time,… Continue reading 5 Great Non-Fiction Books (#3)

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5 Books That Made Me Think Differently (#2)

I won't be so dramatic as to say that these books completely changed my life. That's high praise that I bestow rarely - thus far only on Harry Potter, but with a couple of close runners up. So no, I'm not a changed human for having read these books, but some of my thoughts, opinions,… Continue reading 5 Books That Made Me Think Differently (#2)