Weekly Updates

The Short Warm Season: Summer and Fall Wrap-Up

Even though it is technically still fall, here in Colorado we are already in full-blown winter. It's already snowed twice and it's sticking to the ground so it's staying for the next six months. I've been a bit absent from here lately, but it's because I've been busy. So here's a wrap-up of all that… Continue reading The Short Warm Season: Summer and Fall Wrap-Up

Books

Book Review: “Turtles All the Way Down”

Book twenty seven of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Before I get into the my most recent book review, I thought I'd let you know I've decided to lower my goal for the 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge. Instead of reaching for the 50 book goal I will be trying to get 40 books read instead. 50… Continue reading Book Review: “Turtles All the Way Down”

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Book Review: “Displacement: A Travelogue”

Book twenty six of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Lucy Knisley's Displacement: A Travelogue I enjoyed Knisley's first travelogue about her adventures in Europe when she was in her twenties so I thought I would look into some of her other travelogues. I was not as impressed with this graphic memoir as I was with Knisley's… Continue reading Book Review: “Displacement: A Travelogue”

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Book Review: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Book twenty six of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale I have been wanting to read this book so I can start watching the series on Hulu. I knew the premise was different than the average dystopian novel, but I really liked the story and message it conveyed. Offred's character is a… Continue reading Book Review: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

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Book Review: “Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops”

Book twenty five of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Jen Campbell's Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops I'm officially halfway through my 2019 Reading Challenge! I know I'm a little behind, but I'm still confident I will finish 50 books before the year is over. To celebrate my halfway point I read a book of collected… Continue reading Book Review: “Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops”

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Book Review: “The Last Battle”

Book twenty four of my 2019 Reading Challenge. C.S. Lewis's The Last Battle The seventh and final book in the Chronicles of Narnia brings closure to the entire series. We get to see all our favorite characters once again in Narnia which wraps up the seven books nicely. The story focuses on an impostor Aslan… Continue reading Book Review: “The Last Battle”

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Book Review: “I Was Here”

Book twenty three of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Gayle Forman's I Was Here Forman, the author of If I Stay and Where She Went, brings another coming-of-age novel to the YA genre with I Was Here. I don't think I will ever get out of the YA genre. Maybe when I'm in my 60s, but… Continue reading Book Review: “I Was Here”

Life Events

The Reality of Being the First In a New Position

When you start a new position it's exciting and scary all at once. When I finished college and decided to take a break by working at my usual summer job in my hometown instead of jumping straight into the workforce I never thought (and definitely wasn't planning) that I would land a job within my… Continue reading The Reality of Being the First In a New Position

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Book Review: “An Age of License: A Travelogue”

Book twenty two of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Lucy Knisley's An Age of License: A Travelogue With this reading challenge I am trying to expand my 'read books' repertoire and read more than just novels. If you've been following along you'll know that I've been reading poetry collections a lot lately. In addition to the… Continue reading Book Review: “An Age of License: A Travelogue”