Book Challenge: Read from all 7 Continents

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I came across a page on my local library page that shared ideas for challenges. I was fascinated by the following one: 

Pick 7 books, each set (primarily) on a different continent. Variations of this task could include choosing all Fiction or all Non-Fiction, the authors from each continent instead of the books set there, or perhaps biographies of someone from there. Feel free to be creative for Antarctica!

So I started thinking about what books I have read from different places...that I have enjoyed:

North America:
So many to name!! 



But then I realized that I don't think that I have read that many books from Asia, South America, or Antarctica.  So clearly, I need to fix that! 
Do you all have any recommendations?

Happy Reading! 

Book Date: Everything

Monday, January 27, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday! What are you reading?

Hosted by: Book Date

Description: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile!

Here is what I am reading:

Happy Reading!

Thursday: Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Stopping by to tell you about another new bookish meme. This one is called 
Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts. It is hosted by Bookishly Boisterous.

Description: Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts is a chance for book bloggers to dabble in areas besides books (but those are welcome too). Share your plans for the weekend, a rant on people not using their turn signals in parking lots, or your love of Sunday morning mimosas.

So for this week, I would like to feature my cats, because books and cats? Why not! 

This is Raja and Amirah. They just turned 9 in March. They keep me on my toes!

Do you have a pet?

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Stopping by with another TTT post. This week's theme is: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf.  I don't buy alot of books, but when I do I find it tends to mainly graphic novels or something I am interested in learning more about.  I try to support our local library as much as possible and have had good luck getting a number of books from them. 

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts?

Happy Reading!

Reading Recap

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to another addition of reading recaps! This is where I share mini-reviews of books that I have been reading.

Self Care Solution
In this book, the Doctor who is regularly on GMA shares a monthly habit that she tried to see how it impacted her self care. I really appreciate the down to earth information coupled with the real world impacts/research that each task has.

The Map From Here to There
The new Emery Lord! I have been waiting for this one for a bit and I am glad that it was finally here. It kept me entertained and wanting to know what would happen next. I love her sense of humor and things like Harry Potter jokes throughout. Worth the read.

Lumberjanes, Vol. 13
A quick read-but always enjoyable! I love going on adventures with these girls. :)

Sorry I am Late, I Didn't Want to Come
The challenge for the introvert outside her comfort zone. I enjoyed the insights of this book and what happens when you make yourself a bit uncomfortable. I recommend for my fellow introverts alike!

What's on your current reading list?

Happy Reading!

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fire Never Goes Out

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Just stopping by to let you know about a book that I am waiting on! This one is one person whose books I always enjoy. Get here March 3, 2020! 

Author: Noelle Stevenson
Summary from Amazon:

From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey—and inviting readers along for the ride.
In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world.
Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.

Happy Reading!

Back to School

Monday, January 13, 2020

Hi Everyone! 

Spring Semester starts today. I am excited to get going for the year and get back into the swing of it. As many of you know, I have been taking time off and on from the blog to focus on school. My goal is to try to find the balance with school and personal reading. I appreciate you going on this journey with me. For those fellows students, happy studying! 


Happy Reading!

F is For Friday

Friday, January 10, 2020

Hi Everyone, 

I am sharing with you a new (to me) book meme for Friday: 
F is for Friday. This one is hosted by: Nomadic Worlds.

Here is how it works:
Description: Close out the workweek and get ready for the weekend by answering four questions:
F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read); I – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend; F – Favorite quote of the week/day; F – Five things you’re happy or grateful for this week.

F) Book Obsession:

I) Looking forward to reading:

F) Favorite Quote of the Week:

F) Things I am grateful for: 
     1) Long weekend coming up (in a week)! 
     2) To be blogging again :)
     3) Supportive friends!
     4) My kittens :) 

     5) For semester breaks between classes! 

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I am excited to share with you a Top Ten Tuesday post for 2020 about my most anticipated reads for the first half of the year! 

Have you read any of these? What are you looking forward to reading?

Happy Reading! 

Bout of Books 27

Sunday, January 5, 2020


Hi Everyone,

Happy 2020! I am stopping by to let you know about Bout of Books readathon that is coming up on January 6-12th.

More information from their website:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 27 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Will you be participating?

Happy Reading!

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Just stopping by to let you know about a reading challenge Hosted by @andiabcs for Contemporary Romance reading Challenge in 2020. 

More details can be found on her website.

I hope to participate! Are you joining in?

Happy Reading!