It’s Monday, which means it is time again to hook up with the dedicated readers of the Book Date Blog and start talking about the kinds of things we’re all currently reading. I read a couple of things last week that I am working on reviews for. I have a bunch of posts I need to edit, because I am still on the mend, it’s been pretty crazy.
::Around the Web:: Summer 2017
I just wanted to drop in and talk about some of the awesome things I’m thinking and seeing and hearing about on the Web right now. Hope you enjoy this!
#Husband and I got to go to an escape room with another couple that we hadn’t seen in FOREVER (okay, maybe a year). It was so much fun!
I heard this song twice before I found out it was an Ed Sheeran song.
It’s Monday, What are you Reading?
Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading… Please visit the site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome.
Last week, I worked on my work-life balance. And I was super happy with the results. I helped a family member at a doctor’s office by getting off of work a little early and even got a job offer with that (but it’s not what I’m currently looking for right now).
Free Mixed Media Workshop with Jane Davenport
Jane Davenport, a mixed media artist I have admired for a while, is having a free mixed media workshop to showcase her collaboration with American Crafts, sold at Michaels. How cool is that? I saw the collection at the Michael’s store, thanks to a Facebook group and proceeded to go with my ever suffering husband (he’s posing with Meowth) and got some supplies.
It’s that time of the year–Christmas! Before you start asking yourself how in the world it got to be December already, it’s time to invite you to a really cool concept–a Christmas Tree on Parade blog tour. Hosted by the amazing Terri of the blog Christmas Tree Lane (by the way, isn’t that the best blog name to host a Christmas tree tour?), it’s a fun place to show off your tree!
November NaNoWriMo 2016 update
I finished. This was my second year using Scrivener and I was able to compile my daily tracking sheet (thank you Nano template) and hit just over 50,000 words (50,376 officially, but who is counting?). This software program has been amazing and totally part of my success. It makes me accountable and has the closest word count to actual count ratio I’ve seen in a while.
Linking Up Thursday : Bookish Edition
Linking Up Thursday : Bookish Edition is a new feature and I am so happy you are here! I have some great lists for you today, and links of course. The drill is for you to reply with your favorite links, or just share your own in a post on your site and share your link below!
Long Books… We love them,
Summer Reading: A new list of Essential Reading
I love summer, if only for the reading! Sure, the heat can be a problem, and sometimes it feels like I’m the only one working a job and not on vacation, but the READING LISTS are completely on point!
Like this one from The Everygirl.
How to make more time for reading this summer
I just got this amazing article on Bloglovin about ways to take more time for reading this summer. I like that it has quick, bullet point-type notes that will only make things easier as we try and be our most productive for summer.
For me, it involves having a lot of juice for my devices and making sure I have a physical book with me at all times.
Brain Freezes, we’ve all had them. And they’re NOT fun at all. However, the great folks at Potter Style (a division of Crown Publishing/Penguin Random House) have created a fun little journal dedicated to sweetening the most scary of all ice cream feelings.
The Brain Freeze journal is a great book that is compact, and the pages are sandwiched between a material akin to a nice lovely cookie that helps MAKE an ice cream sandwich!