State of the Shelf 2020: Hits, Misses, & Everything in Between

2020 did a number on a lot of people. But, honestly, despite its ups and downs, I ended up a lot better off than when I started the year. And I’m NOT just talking about my awesome reading this year.

I set off setting my Goodreads goal for 2020 at 250, and I ended up SURPASSING that goal by a LOT!

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Hello!
As you may or may not know, there are a few things I tend to do annually here on the blog.
Christmas trees on Parade is one of them.

Our awesome hostess, from Christmas Tree Lane, does a great job of wrangling us up. This year is no exception.
I decided to do things a bit differently, as 2020 has been a very ‘different’ type of year.

We’re not doing a typical Christmas tree–so I decided to combine the books that have meant things to me this year into a book tree.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family transplant themselves in the summer of 1958 from New York City to Atlanta—the land of debutantes, sweet tea, and the Ku Klux Klan. In her new hometown, Ruth quickly figures out she can be Jewish or she can be popular, but she can’t be both. Eager to fit in with the blond girls in the “pastel posse,” Ruth decides to hide her religion.

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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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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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