3 questions to ask when decluttering your bookshelves

I have a book collecting problem.  I have this dream of having a library with a sliding ladder in my house, which means I am quick to hang onto a book so I can fill those future shelves.  Every January, I like to comb through my bookshelves and determine what books actually deserve to be…

2021 goals (reading, writing, blogging, lifestyle)

Happy 2021!  Here are some goals I’m going to work toward this year. reading goals Read 52 books.  I’m keeping my reading goal consistent with 2020 and aiming to read one book a week.  I typically lowball my reading goal because I like to make sure it’s achievable and doesn’t pressure me to read when…

2020 reading wrap-up

Today I’m sharing a quick summary of what I read this year! Here's my 2020 reading wrap-up.I loved doing all the math to figure out all my reading stats this year.  This year, I read more than I normally do, surpassing my reading goal by 12 whole books.  I wanted to read one book a week this…

2020 top 10 | the best books I read this year

Top 10 is always my favorite (and most difficult) post to write!  I love recapping the year and deciding which books were truly my favorites. I had a wonderful problem this year, which was I had so many great books to pick from!  As of today, I’ve read 62 books this year, surpassing my goal…

6 forms of effective self-care for bookworms

Happy election day to all my US friends!  When I was planning out this post, I was trying to come up with a topic that combined books and politics to stay ~on-theme~ with election day.  But here’s the thing: I’m probably the last person you should look to for political information. Instead, let’s talk about…

bookish debates we NEED to stop having

I love a good discussion post, and these are some of the most common topics I’ve seen and considered. Are these debates actually debates? Let me know what you think.

UNPOPULAR OPINION: popular books I haven’t read (and probably won’t read)

I’m going to really call myself out here and say that there are a lot of really popular books that I honestly have no intention of reading.  Whether it’s from bad reviews or a lack of motivation, here are some books that I don’t intend to read. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Starting…

new or secondhand? | a book-buying habits discussion post

Today, we're talking book-buying habits. I go back and forth between what kinds of books I like to buy. While paperbacks are my favorite form, I love the convenience of audiobooks and the low cost of ebooks. And there's nothing like digging through a secondhand bookstore and finding an absolute gem. There's no right way…

oh god it’s july | mid-year freakout book tag

Today, I'm doing another recap of my reading habits for the first half of 2020 with this fun tag! Thanks to Sophie for tagging me and I can't recommend her blog enough. She writes smart, thoughtful reviews and is a total sweetheart! best book you've read so far Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff…

Annie’s Mid-Year Wrap-Up

  I set a pretty lofty goal for myself this year: read 50 books and participate in a 2018 reading challenge to motivate myself to find time to read every day.  I've read 25 books so far, meaning I'm halfway through the year and halfway through the challenge.  That seems like a success to me. This has…