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  • what I’ve been reading…

    Without a doubt, buying a Kindle was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Throughout the years I’ve gone through different phases with reading. For the longest time I hated reading (thanks to being forced to read things I didn’t like in school) then I read obsessively. The last two years my numbers have been pretty low but things have definitely taken a turn since buying a Kindle. I’m

  • project 365 : days 65 – 71

    65 : 365 I recently started (and very quickly tore through) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. I’ll save my full review for the next “What I’ve Been Reading” post but I will tell you that I absolutely looooved it, and that you should probably just start reading it now. Last Monday is also the day I picked up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild from my po box.

  • what I’ve been reading

    Guess who read two books last month and feels super accomplished! It’s meeee! I know that I mention it every single time I talk about books but I really miss reading. At one point, a few years ago, I was a reading machine but these days I have trouble making the time to do it. Flights are the one time it’s a guarentee I’m going to read so last month

  • listening, watching, reading

    Twice in the past I’ve shared posts titled “listening, watching, playing” (Find them here + here) This mini series of sorts started after a reader recommended something similar to my what I’ve been reading posts, except with movies, shows, music and more. It’s been a while since my last installment, long enough that I’m finally listening and watching different things, so I figured it was time for an update! Listening

  • What I’ve been reading…

    Well, it’s kind of been a while since I’ve blogged about books, huh? I, of course, missed reading but I’m sure you all know it’s easy for the habit to fall to the wayside. The fact that it’s bubble bath season (basically every other night, all winter long baby!) coupled with taking the train downtown a few times a week means I’ve had a lot more time to read than

  • listening, watching, playing

    Back in February I did a little post called “listening, playing, watching” where I just shared a little about the things I was up to. In a reader survey at the very beginning of the year a few people expressed interest in a series of posts similar to my “what I’ve been reading” posts except with television, movies, and video games. I was really happy with how that post turned

  • listening, playing, watching

    On my 2015 blog reader survey at the beginning of the year I asked for specific post ideas that you guys would be interested in seeing.* I actually had few people express interest in a series of posts similar to my “what I’ve been reading” posts except with television, movies, and video games. Definitely a fun idea so here we go! Listening In my monthly recap posts you probably might

  • What I’ve been reading…

    I didn’t make a reading goal this year, I didn’t want to put pressure on myself like that again. I didn’t want it to turn into a number thing, ya know? But I recently plowed through three books… in three days. Hah! I forgot how awesome it feels to get lost in a book! What I’ve been reading… Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by

  • what I’ve been reading…

    It has been a long time since I last blogged about books. In 2013 I read forty one books. It was the most I had read in one year in my entire life. I made slightly too ambitious goal of reading 35 books this year and haven’t even made a real dent in it. Including these four books, I’ve read a total of 12 books. One on hand I’m disappointed

  • some of my favorite books

    A few “What I’ve Been Reading…” posts ago someone suggested I do a post about my favorite books. I’m not sure why that never occurred to me before. Perhaps because I’m always surprised when people have the same kind of strange reading taste as I do. I was so nervous to blog about the books I liked at first but this has seriously been great. I love connecting with other

  • What I’ve been reading…

    Another five books down toward my new year’s goal of 30, which leaves me at 27 read. Not too shabby considering the unexpected reading hiatus I took. I’m starting to notice this really bad habit of not reading at all then all of a sudden spending every waking second trying to squeeze reading time in. Right now I’m in the obsessive reader stage right now. What I’ve been reading… Ham

  • What I’ve been reading…

    I’ve definitely been slacking the reading department lately. Like I said in my last “What I’ve been reading post” it’s because I did the majority of my reading in the car and now that I’ve got my license I’m rarely ever the passenger. I wasn’t making the time to read at home either. But all of a sudden something clicked and I’m back to having my nose in a book

  • what I’ve been reading…

    I’ve been reading a lot less frequently than normal. I know exactly why too! I’m a car reader. I do most of my reading in the passenger seat. But lately I’ve been the one doing the driving. (wahoooo!) Without that time I have to set aside time specifically for reading which isn’t always the easiest for me. I’m distracted quite easily so some days it just feels impossible. I have

  • what I’ve been reading…

    Five more books down toward my new year’s goal of 30! That’s a total of eleven so far this year, only nineteen left! I’ve had some pretty great momentum lately. The newest book I started after finishing this batch was already half done within a day (it’s a nearly 400 page book.) Most days I wish I could just pause time and plop down on the couch to read for