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  • State of the ARC, 18-Feb-19

    State of the ARC, created by Evelina @ Avalina’s Books, is a monthly meme where you share your ARC progress, challenges, wins, woes, and mishaps. You can also join the Goodreads group ARCs Anonymous!       Welcome to February’s State of the ARC! Last year, the only ARCs I had my hands on were the ‘Read Now’ selections on NetGalley. By the end of November, I started to go on a requesting spree across different platforms thinking I would simply be denied… and of course to my complete suprise and delight, a handful of approvals unexpectedly stormed through! Whoops!! While I’m super excited to have been approved, I’ve been stressing…

  • Talk Nerdy To Me: Jan’19 Wrap Up

    Happy Weekend & Welcome to February! After dipping down to -32°F (-35°C) and up to +40°F (4°C) within the past two days, I’m ecstatic that Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow yesterday!! 🌷 Bring on an early spring! 🌷 But first… I need to wrap up January! I’m really happy with how much I accomplished last month, even with a slow reading start during the first week of the year. (A little perspective: I read 1 book in Jan’18 for a YTY comparison, and 3 Short-a-thon books in Dec’18 for a MTM comparison.)   Reading Challenges   🌸 Devour Your TBR: January Jam Jar 🌸 Hosted by Kathy @ Books and…

  • Mini Reviews: Coffee Table Essentials

    PLUS+: Style Inspiration for Everyone By Bethany Rutter Release Date: February 5, 2019 Plus+ is a must-have for everyone’s coffee table! It’s full of life, joy, and fashion. I couldn’t stop smiling and I had to read it twice in a row because it’s so fun and uplifting. If you want to see body positivity at it’s best, you need this book! It’s filled to the brim with stunning photos and inspiring quotes from the fashionistas themselves. It also includes all artist Instagram handles so you can follow your favorites to be motivated every day! Here’s some of the quotes that really hit a sweet spot with me:   I…

  • Bookish 2019: Looking Forward

    In my previous two posts I reflected on the books I read in 2018. Now I’m looking to 2019 with anticipation for what the year will bring! You can call this post what you like: goals // resolutions // motivations. There’s a stigma of failure (an element of stress) for me if I personally refer to them as anything but simply: Things I’m Looking Forward This Year.   12 Books to Read (A-Z) ~ Released Prior to 2019 ~     1. All Systems Red by Martha Wells   2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir   3. Circe by Madeline Miller   4. A Duke by Default by…