Annie’s week of book reviews | day 1: backlist books

This week, I'm going to break from my regular schedule to bring y'all an entire week of book reviews. I'm super pumped for this unique format because it's going to give us an opportunity to talk about some different and underhyped books that I really enjoyed! It's also going to help me get my s#$&…

here’s what you NEED to read this fall… | 5 anticipated new releases

Today we're talking upcoming releases. I love reading about what new releases other bloggers are anticipating, and since I'm a huge fan of reading backlist books, I thought it would be fun today to switch it up and talk about the books I'm looking forward to this fall. Here are five 2020 releases you can't…

5 effective graphic design tools for bloggers

This spring and summer, I've found a real passion for graphic design. I love putting together an aesthetic and creating something beautiful, whether it's for me, for my blog, or for a client. Today, I'm sharing my favorite graphic design tools that all bloggers should have. These will make creating beautiful, custom artwork for your…

life after study abroad | 7-month reflection and more photos!!

Alternative title: what to do after you've already done the coolest thing you'll ever do. Seven months ago on Christmas Eve, I returned home after sailing the ocean blue with Semester at Sea for four months. As I discussed in my original post about my abroad experience, I had a distinct feeling then that I…

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…

these books pair nicely with sunshine and sweet wine | my 2020 vacation tbr

There's quite literally nothing better than a relaxing (and socially-distanced) week of rest, relaxation, and, most importantly, lots and lots of reading. related | 2020 book releases that are perfect beach reads Vacation TBRs are something I take very seriously because a great book is my favorite way to spend my vacay time! Here's what…

books recs for your enneagram type

Y'all I love the enneagram. This personality typing tool has the most accurate descriptions and in-depth explorations of personality that I've ever encountered. When I was starting to explore the enneagram, I shed a tear or two because this tool made me feel seen. I'd never seen my deepest desires and darkest fears laid out…

this post will solve ALL your writing problems.

Like the title says: today, I'm going to solve all of your writing problems. And yes, I am a fairy godmother.

if we were having coffee… | july updates and favorites

if we were having coffee, here's what I'd tell you. I'm doing really well, actually. I've found a good rhythm for my day: get up, eat breakfast, create content for a couple of hours, work in the afternoon, and settle in to write or watch a movie before bed. I've been getting up earlier, which…

fluffy 2020 romances to read on the beach

It's so freaking hot in North Carolina and there's only one thing I want to do these days: relax at the beach. I've been taking every opportunity I can to head east and bury my toes in the sand, and no beach trip is complete without a book. When I'm at the beach, I always…