Hi!

I know that reading hasn’t been great for everyone these last few months, but luckily I am still maintaining my goals!

I planned to read 250 books this year. I normally have no problem reading 200, so 250 seemed reasonable. And I’m finally hitting my stride. How?

First, there may be days where I read more or less. That is okay. You have to realize that it’s not feasible to read 20 books in a day if you are working.

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Late to the Party – Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.

Achilles, “best of all the Greeks,” is everything Patroclus is not—strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess—and by all rights their paths should never cross.

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What to Read when the World Feels Scary

I’ve talked to a lot of people lately that have felt at odds with the world lately, that there is trauma we are all experiencing in different ways. Things we once felt like we were okay with, or things that we might have used to relax previously are not cutting it. Reading does not have to be one of them, but I would recommend doing a few things differently to maximize your enjoyment of reading in uncertain times.

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I just finished watching Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu last week. I’m one of those people who read the book before seeing the series.

Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu trailer

This series is an amazing case for their being room in the world for both a book AND a tv adaptation. The book was so good, the Hulu series was amazing! I enjoyed so much of it.

Little Fires Everywhere is the story of two families living in late 90s,

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It's Monday, What are you Reading?

It’s Monday, What are you Reading?

It’s that time of the week again, where we talk about what we’re reading (This is a ‘meme’ hosted by the Book Date. And I’m partaking in it yet again. Yay!

I’m reading a few library books (isn’t the library amazing through all of this craziness) like:
Coconut Layer Cake Murder MisfitCityVol2

And then some stuff from my own library like:
The Sweeney Sisters The awesome people at Wunderkind PR sent me a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.

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How to Review Books without a Blog

When many people think of starting book reviews, they get nervous thinking about all of the things they will need in order to set themselves up as ‘legitimate’ book reviewers. I’m here to tell you that the myth of legitimacy as it relates to book reviews, is more of a glass ceiling concept that you don’t have to pay attention to when you are starting out. So don’t!

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