I know I’ve written it a million times in my book posts, but I am absolutely obsessed with my Amazon Kindle. I’ve had mine for almost two years, and as an avid reader, I was hesitant for a long time about getting one. I was definitely one of those people that liked the feel and idea of reading an actual book, but my opinion has completely changed at this point. Now I find myself complaining when I have to read a regular book, as reading on my . . .
Sadly, I have not done a ton of reading this summer. In 2016, I read lots of books, so this year I set the bar pretty high for myself to read even more. Unfortunately, given the fact that it’s already August, I don’t see myself reading 65 books in 2017. This is probably going to end up being the least I’ve read in a year in long time, and I feel majorly guilty about it. But, my life is way different this year than it was last year (schedule . . .
I have been really making reading a priority despite the fact that I’ve been super busy. Especially after a long day, it relaxes me so much to read, even if it’s just for 10 minutes before I fall asleep. (As a side note: one of my favorite things about reading on my Kindle is that I can read in bed with the lights off and just fall asleep reading because of the backlight. It’s the best) Anyways, I have read some pretty great books in the past . . .
So I am going to start doing a weekly roundups of a few of my favorite things from the week each Friday. I thought it would be a fun way to end the week and definitely more exciting than a recap of what happened those days (my life is not that exciting). Here are my favorites for this week: Favorite Meal - I just had the best dinner at Frontera Grill. It’s Rick Bayless’ restaurant here in Chicago that serves creative and delicious Mexican . . .
Lately, I feel like I haven’t been spending nearly as much time reading as I am used to. Last year I read quite a bit, and it’s one of my favorite activities. The more I read, the happier and more fulfilled I feel, and the more relaxed I am. I feel very lucky that since a young age, I’ve truly enjoyed reading and have almost always made it a priority in my life. Because I’ve been pretty busy, and am only getting busier, I am beginning to find . . .
Whether it’s a birthday, hostess, or “just because” gift, finding something great for a friend or family member can be tough. It’s even tougher when you aren’t looking to break the bank! Small accessories - everyone loves a little accessory that they can use time after time or throw in their purse as a go-to item, right? That is what makes these small accessories the perfect gift. One of my favorites are these little change purses. They are . . .
I haven’t done a reading lately post in awhile, so I wanted to share three titles I’ve recently read. They are all VERY different from one another, and gladly they all got (at least relatively) good reviews from me! Obsessed with this print from Etsy! The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close - I’d seen this book pop up on Amazon and Goodreads a lot, and I’d also read a few reviews on it so when it was available from the library, I decided to give it a . . .
Last year, I wrote about some favorite love stories to indulge in around Valentine’s Day. This year, I wanted to provide some more - and what could serve as a more perfect Tuesday Pick-Me-Up anyways? I dug back into my reading archives for some of these picks, but they are nonetheless great choices. Take a look to see if you should add any to your TBR list. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld - I know that I’ve blogged about this book before, but . . .
Maybe I am a bit tardy to the podcast game, but better late than never, right? I have been loving them lately! They are the perfect thing to listen to on my morning or evening commute or even during work when I am working on more tasky items and am looking to zone out. I wanted to share some of my favorites here as a fun Tuesday pick-me-up. There are SO many out there that I am dying to find more to listen to, so if you have any recommendations, . . .
So 2016 is over and I read 65 books throughout the year. 65! My original goal had been 52 books, which was also my 2015 goal that I failed to meet. I ended up surpassing the 52 book goal in 2016, so I reset it to 60, and then passed that and reset my goal again to 65, which I just made, finishing the last book on a plane on new year’s eve day. I wanted to share some of my favorites from 2016. I’ve blogged about most of them before, but will put . . .