Every writer, or aspiring writer, has heard the phrase "read like a writer." To me, that means to read with a curiosity of how the author accomplished the story they created. If the characters resonated with you, why? If the story struck a certain chord, how? If you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the story,… Continue reading Reading Like A Writer
I have 40 books on my fiction to-be-read (TBR) shelf. More if I count the ones I'm currently reading, the memoirs, and classics I keep for those "one day" moments. (Yeah, even I have those kinds of books). But the constant carousel that is the TBR shelf has 40 books, so I'll start there. I've… Continue reading What if I read only what’s on my TBR shelf?
I read 39 books in 2020. This is definitely a new high for my adult life. So what do those books include? Well, here's a look into my reading. The Books Some of these books are audiobooks. I have a long drive to work and a great story can make it seem so much shorter.… Continue reading Books of 2020
2020 was not what anyone expected. But, in a lot of ways, the time I spent assessing myself, addressing my emotions, and curating my interactions really determined how my year went in the long run. My personal endeavors were more successful than ever before because, quite honestly, there was nothing else to do. I mean,… Continue reading A Year of Self Discovery
I’m really looking forward to this coming year. I have a rather distinct determination or need to challenge myself this year. Whether that’s to finish something I’ve already started or to just take on a challenge and see it through. I’m notoriously bad at finishing things. Reading books, writing books, fitness challenges, even making plans… Continue reading A Year of Accountability