what i read this summer.

Two books, two e-books, one poetry book, one audio book, and a smattering of literary magazines. I wish I could say that I read more this summer, but this is what I accomplished. It’s worth noting that my free time was spent reading between working as a barista, moving, starting a new writing job, and […]

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sea of strangers review.

In a sea of strangers,you’ve longed to know me.Your life spent sailing to my shores. The arms that yearnto someday hold me,will ache beneaththe heavy oars. Please take your timeand take it slowly;as all you dowill run its course. And nothing elsecan take what only —was always meantas solely yours. I was in the mood […]

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how to come alive again review.

Insightful, heartbreaking, and healing. Those are the words I would use to describe this book. How to Come Alive Again: a guide to killing your monsters, by Beth McColl came into my life at the right time. I have felt the pressures of anxiety more so than usual recently. Let me just say that it […]

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the goldfinch review.

This book has been on my radar for months and finally one day I decided to get it. I had extremely unrealistic expectations that I could knock out this book in a few weeks. Oh, was I wrong. Throw in moving to a different state, starting a new job, and life in general. It took […]

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lit magazine love.

In searching for new ways to expand my reading through new writers and genres, I found literary magazines.  Literature magazines are perfect for curating a love for different styles, topics, and ideas. I’d never picked up a lit magazine until some time last year when I was looking for something to read in an airport. […]

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scribbler review.

After months of seeing Instagram posts advertising this product, I decided to give into the hype. Scribbler is a subscription box for novelists made by bestselling authors. As said on the site, “The subscription box, delivered monthly, is designed to help novelists do the three most important things: stay motivated while writing, improve their craft, […]

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getting into a reading habit.

Since starting a full-time desk job, I have noticed my reading time plummet. Not ideal for someone running a book blog/instagram. Trying to find a balance of love for reading and fitting it into a busy schedule can be tough. So I decided to write up a few ways to realistically get into a habit […]

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