reflections and rejections | Q1 wrap-up

Ever since I started healing my relationship with rejection, I’ve been keeping track of how many times I get rejected.  Whether it’s an ARC on NetGalley, an internship, or a freelance project, it’s important to me that I keep stats on what opportunities didn’t come my way. I think of this practice as data collection. …

february & march book reviews

February and March were all over the map in terms of reading.  I read a handful of books that I adored and some that weren’t my taste.  Here’s what I’ve been pulling off my shelves lately. the song of achilles by madeline miller I ended up reading this book after doing a fun book bracket…

what to read this spring

I’m beyond ready for spring.  After a lot of inside time this winter, I’m ready to open up the windows and feel the sun on my skin. One of my favorite springtime activities is lounging outside with a good book.  I’ve been in the mood for uplifting nonfiction, powerful literary fiction, and of course a…

Why do you read?

why do you read? I’ve been asking myself this question lately because, like many of us, I’ve found myself in a reading slump.  I’d rather lie on my floor and stare at the ceiling than pick up any of the dynamic, interesting books I’ve got lying around my apartment. Reading slumps are a common phenomenon. …

bright burning stars blog tour & review

Y’all I’m SO excited to share this post today!  I’ve partnered with Algonquin Young Readers as part of their blog tour to tell y’all about Bright Burning Stars by A. K. Small, a novel about two young ballerinas who learn just how far they’ll go to win the ultimate prize.  This dynamic, engaging novel is…

Black history month reading list

It’s Black History Month and I’m excited to share a list of content and creators that I’ve found inspirational, educational, and celebratory. I’ll continue to update this page throughout Black History Month, so comment your favorite resources and I’m happy to add them to the list! Articles Incredible Black Canadian women you need to know…

the bridgerton reading list

Y’all I’m obsessed with Bridgerton.  I love the costumes, the intrigue, and the amazingly talented cast. I’m slowly working through the first season, but am totally anticipating a Bridgerton hangover when I’m done with the first season.  If you’re in the same boat, here are some books to satisfy your Bridgerton addiction. Anna K by…

more january mini-reviews

We got a little dusting of snow here in NC a few days ago and it was so dreamy!  It didn’t quite stick to the ground but was strong enough that I had to dust it off my car, so I’m counting it as a proper snow. I love winter and find that the cozy…

approachable non-fiction to read if you’re new to the genre

Even though I’m a fiction girl through and through, I’ve recently discovered a love for non-fiction, especially memoirs and true crime.  I love the sense of authenticity and voice I find in non-fiction and love to learn something new as I’m reading. Here are some of my favorite memoirs, essay collections, and biographies that you’ve…

7 blogs and websites to read in the morning

I’ve recently found a love for long-form social media like blogging and content websites.  I love sitting down and doing a little bit of catching up and centering on what’s happening in the world before I start my work for the day. But here’s the thing: I rarely read the news. Whenever I watch or…