Friday, December 4, 2020

Five Things I Learned About Ebola from "Ebola" by Laurie Garrett

five things to learn from ebola story of an outbreak

Why read a book about the Ebola virus in this our most awful year that is 2020? *deep shoulder shrug* honestly, I really don't know what I was thinking, *but* this book caught my interest and I'm glad I read it! I learned a lot and gained some perspective and insight into viruses and outbreaks. Perhaps reading a book about a far deadlier and more contagious virus than COVID was sort of refreshing and perspective-shifting? And also, reading about the cleanliness and supply issues faced in Africa during their Ebola epidemics was a much needed dose of gratitude for me, as well. Keep reading this post to learn five things you might not know about Ebola!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Five Unforgettable Quotes from "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue" by V.E. Schwab


Five Unforgettable Quotes from "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue" by V.E. Schwab

I'm absolutely *blown away* by how much I enjoyed "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue"! I'm not typically a fantasy reader, which is usually Schwab's genre - but this book was a hit for me! Keep reading to see my favorite quotes from this genre-bending, unputdownable, reading slump breaker!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Five Essential Reasons to Read Aloud to your Kids

There are so many things you know you should do as a parent, but sometimes - eh, really, most of the time - there just isn't enough time in the day to get it all done. If like me, you could use some help in this area, keep reading for some inspiration!

Monday, October 26, 2020

10 Thrillers To Keep You Up At Night

10 Thriller Books to Keep You Up At Night

It's offically spooky season and this week's prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie - so keep reading for my list of ten thrillers that will steal your sleep and keep you turning to the next page!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Conversation Starters : 14 Book Club Questions and Answers about "Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano

book club questions and answers about "dear edward" by ann napolitano for a great book club discussion

Did your book club choose "Dear Edward" by Ana Napolitano to read this month? Then congratulations on the excellent book choice! "Dear Edward" has a ton of potential as a book club pick! This book covers so many emotional and important issues and there are definitely plenty of easy discussion-starting moments in the novel. Haven't read the book yet and need to catch up quickly? Think of this post as your "Dear Edward" SparkNotes - I promise, you'll catch up quickly! Keep reading this post for some "Dear Edward" book club discussion starters as well as how I would answer to help get the conversation started!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Five Heartbreaking Quotes from "Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano

Five Heartbreaking Quotes from "Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano


THIS BOOK, YOU GUYS. I can not remember the last time I was *this* sad that my time reading a book was over. I just wanted "Dear Edward" to never end - I wanted to stay with these characters forever and never say goodbye, I wanted to live in this book - but also I flew through it because it was so, so good. Which is all the more amazing because the world built in "Dear Edward" isn't especially cozy on the outset - a plane crash, a sole survivor - *especially* as someone with a flying phobia. I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. But omg do I love it! 

"Dear Edward" has some *amazing* quotes that I want to share with you, and then maybe you'll get hooked and read it too! Keep reading to check them out.

Friday, October 2, 2020

September 2020 Reading Wrap Up

reading wrap up september 2020 books read

Happy October! It is time to wrap up what I read during the month of September. After taking a year-long hiatus from blogging ( and reading, really, because I think I read all of 4 books in the last nine months ) I am back on the reading train and things are going well. I read 5 books in the month of September - keep reading to hear my thoughts!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Top 10 Quoteable Unputdownable Novels - Top Ten Tuesday

    As a reader, quotable books are definitely my go-to reads.

Sure, I love a great plot or solid character development, those are both important, but the thing that really keeps me reading are those books with little nuggets of life wisdom just begging to be jotted down in a notebook, or more commonly - saved as a photo on my phone. And if a book can do both - then for me, it is unputdownable. This week's prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is quotable books - so keep reading for my list of ten books that I think are the most quotable and also unputdownable.