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2017 Reading Challenge: Third Quarter Update

This year I’ve joined Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge to give me a bit more structure in my reading life. The third quarter of the year just ended, so let’s check in for a status update on the Reading for Fun challenge, shall we? Checked Off in the Third Quarter: A book you chose for the cover:… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge: Third Quarter Update

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Reading Life: September 2017

Fall is officially here! Even though this time of year is always busy, I’ve been making more time to read during the day and it feels so good to be back in the habit. I don’t have many books in the “Finished” column but just fitting in a few minutes during breakfast and naps instead… Continue reading Reading Life: September 2017

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Book Chat: Sentimental Crafting

Who’s up for some impromptu book chat? I just read two crafting books with similar themes of sentimental sewing projects and can’t help but share! Both books feature cameo quilts, which is what set off the lightbulb to do a double review! Making something useful instead of storing sentimental things like fabric or artwork appeals… Continue reading Book Chat: Sentimental Crafting

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Book Chat: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

Whenever the seasons start to change, I always find myself on a purging bender… so Marie Kondo’s latest book came into my life at exactly the right moment! (She would say that’s no coincidence.) Ready for some Monday morning book chat? Next up… The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story, written by Marie… Continue reading Book Chat: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

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August 2017 Reading Log

Summer is winding down, and another month has flown by in a blur. I’m so glad that I got one week away at “summer camp,” hosted by my parents… a break from routine is always a good thing! I didn’t make as much time to read as I usually do, but c’est la vie! Silver… Continue reading August 2017 Reading Log

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Book Chat: Jane of Austin

What’s better on a Monday morning than book chat? This one pairs especially well with tea and scones. Next up… Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility, by Hillary Manton Lodge “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.” ― Jane… Continue reading Book Chat: Jane of Austin

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July 2017 Reading Log

This month my days have fallen into the lazy rhythm of summer, and life is good. Lately I’ve been focusing on reading deeply, if not widely, and I find that I enjoy one book much more than jumping back and forth between several at a time. There’s a season for that too, but not right… Continue reading July 2017 Reading Log