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…

the college and campus reading list

One of my favorite settings for a book is boarding school.  Growing up in traditional schools, I was always fascinated by life at boarding schools and loved reading books about them. Here’s a list of some college and campus books if you love the boarding school setting too! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add…

How I healed my relationship with rejection

Rejection is easily the hardest part of being a writer and content creator.  Writing and creating are such personal acts and hearing “no” can be soul-crushing. But here’s the thing about rejection: it can also be your best friend. Once I got serious about wanting to turn writing into a career, I realized that I…

short story collections to add to your tbr right now

I read a lot of short stories for my workshop classes as a Creative Writing major.  However, I’ve started adding short story collections to my TBR.  Here are some favorite collections from the past few years as well as a few I’m looking forward to reading soon! short story collections to add to your tbr…

january mini reviews | addie larue and more!

I read so many books during the Christmas holiday, some of which ended up being my favorite books of 2020.  Here are some January mini reviews about which books suited my fancy. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro Dani Shapiro shares the quietly moving narrative of discovering her true paternity…

winter 2021 anticipated releases

I’ve gotten more into reading new releases lately (blame it on Bookstagram lol) and am so looking forward to picking up some of these titles!  There’s a pretty wide mix of genres here, which is perfect for my goal of reading more diversely in terms of identity and genre. Here are the 2021 anticipated releases…

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…