Friday, December 29, 2017

Last Post and Goodbye for Now!

Dear fellow readers,

I've been blogging here for 10+ years (I started in April 2007!) and I've written about 1,000+ books that I've read. I started this blog as a way to keep track of the books that I read, and to hopefully point you all toward some good books.

I was doing some reflecting on the last year and thinking about what I want in my life for 2018, and a very clear thing that came to my mind was that it's time to take a break from this blog. I'm still gonna keep reading (of course!!) but I'm going to track my reading via Modern Mrs. Darcy's printables and Reading Challenge.

Thank you very much for reading along with me, for your comments and recommendations, and for your time! It's been fun!

There's a possibility that I'll be back in a different format, but not sure about that. I'm gonna leave that door open for myself to decide later.

But for now, I'm gonna say Goodbye and Happy Reading to you all! Thank you!!


PS: I'm linking to my two most favorite posts from the last ten years.

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Football For Dummies

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell

A Hollywood actress fakes her own death and ends up in Scotland where she hides and marries.

Overall, I liked the writing, but I never really liked the husband very much. So, meh.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

City Mouse by Stacey Lender

A family moves from New York City to the suburbs and discovers what suburban life is like. Is it really for them? This was one of those fast easy reads that's good for the weekend. Funny and witty. Kinda reminded me of that Real Housewives of X show. Oh, warning: it's a bit raunchy in some sections.

Friday, December 22, 2017

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Another Agatha Christie mystery that kept me on my toes. A cozy read for the winter.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

If you need some motivation and encouragement to live out of who you really are and to just go for it, this is the book for you. There are numerous areas in my life and professional work in which I shrink back and this book gave me some kicks to stop doing that!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Another re-read: Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

Just noting that I re-read Goodbye, Things yet again. This book is really striking a chord in me. Because now I am also listening to the audio book on my commute. It's inspiring me yet again to get rid of things.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen Brits and The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

I was recovering from a medical procedure earlier this fall. I knew that I was finally feeling better when I came down one Sunday morning and told Boomer that I was ready to move some furniture.

These two books provided some inspiration for the furniture moving. Hygge is a Danish word that can be loosely translated to "cozy." So I'm trying to increase the cozy in our house. Still working on it.