The Great Library Sale

The Great Library Sale

So, here’s the thing. I have too many books. A few months ago, I went through and reorganized my bookshelves. I gave away a bunch of them, but the rest have sat in piles around my house since then. That’s really not taking care of the problem. So, I’m going to try to find good homes for as many as possible before donating or recycling them. Here’s how it works: Check out the list of books here or scroll through the images Fill out the form to select your books Wait for an email from me with your order (if you’re picking up locally, we’ll discuss pick-up details in our email) Pay for your shipping/handling and books Get a delivery confirmation number Enjoy your new books! What does it cost? […]

Posted November 21, 2015
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How to visit Seattle in a weekend

How to visit Seattle in a weekend

Seattle is one of my favorite cities. A friend and I did a road trip the summer before I met my husband and visited a few things, but that was nearly eight years ago. So, a perfect storm of affordable plane tickets and Fall Break for my husband and daughter meant I booked tickets for a short trip to the Emerald City! So, here’s how to visit Seattle in a weekend, and a few tips on what we did with our 5 year-old daughter in tow! FYI: I have a lot of affiliate links in this post. That means I get a little bit of money if you click on my links and make a purchase from them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and in some cases you even […]

Posted November 4, 2015
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My top 11 horror novels for Halloween

My top 11 horror novels for Halloween

  Are you excited for Halloween? I have to admit that I’m a little lukewarm about dressing up, but I absolutely love this time of year. One of the things I love best about Halloween is the great films and movies that center around horror. Now, I’m a bit squeamish about horror movies, but I have to admit that I am CRAZY about horror novels. That’s why I’ve brought you some of my absolute favorite horror novels for this time of year. But, before we get to that . . . I just started regularly getting on Periscope. If you don’t know what Periscope is, you need to check it out. Basically, it’s a way to live-stream video. The video lasts for 24 hours on your profile, but you can […]

Posted October 30, 2015
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Book blogging slumps and #BookBloggerChat

Book blogging slumps and #BookBloggerChat

Yesterday, Mishma from Chasing Faery Tales wrote a post titled, “Are We Going Through the Great Blogging Depression???” and it sparked a conversation on Twitter. Now, I’ve written about people ducking out of book blogging before. But this time, the conversation seemed to be different. Rather than talking about why people leave or get bored of book blogging, the conversation centered around how to stay interested. @chasingfaes @DailyJulianne @Kris10MFAF @booksandwine I think some major changes are coming to book blogging. — Aneeqah N. (@hianeeqah) October 22, 2015 These tweets got me thinking about the changes I have brewing on my own blog. It seems like the way I used to blog before isn’t working for me. @Kris10MFAF I feel like post sharing is the new commenting. @hianeeqah @booksandwine @chasingfaes @DailyJulianne […]

Posted October 23, 2015
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First & Then by Emma Mills: Review

First & Then by Emma Mills: Review

First & Then by Emma Mills Published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR) on October 13th 2015 Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Sports & Recreation, Football Pages: 272 Format: Advanced Review Copy Source: Macmillan I received this book for free from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble Goodreads Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive jock, Ezra, right where she doesn’t want them–first into her P.E. class and […]

Posted October 5, 2015
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3 Simple Steps to Losing My (Mormon) Religion and Gaining My Faith

3 Simple Steps to Losing My (Mormon) Religion and Gaining My Faith

Obligatory introductory meta-discourse: this is a long post about my journey out of Mormonism. If you are an in-real-life friend or family member, my sincere hope is that you’ll read this post with as much compassion and as much of an open mind as possible. Nothing in here is meant to hurt or shame. Here is me almost two years ago. At this point in my life I was in a transitory phase and it was like a tunnel with no light. I don’t want to make this melodramatic, but I was about a year into a quarter-life crisis and while I tried to approach it with humor, I was struggling. This is me today. Just kidding. Oh dear, I don’t seem to be getting off to a very good […]

Posted September 30, 2015
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Second Chance Ranch by Liz Isaacson: Review

Second Chance Ranch by Liz Isaacson: Review

Second Chance Ranch by Liz Isaacson Series: Three Rivers Ranch Romance #1 on September 15, 2015 Format: E-book Source: Author I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon Goodreads A new Christian western romance from bestselling author, Elana Johnson, writing as Liz Isaacson for her contemporary adult romance debut. After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, anxious to prove himself capable of running the cattle operation so his parents can retire. Things would be easier if the ranch wasn’t missing 1.6 million dollars, which forces Squire to hire Kelly, the girl who rejected his high school prom invitation, as his […]

Posted September 28, 2015
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Snow Like Ashes: Review

Snow Like Ashes: Review

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch Published by Balzer + Bray on October 14th 2014 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Pages: 416 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a […]

Posted September 19, 2015
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The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore: Review

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore: Review

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore Published by St. Martin’s Press on September 15, 2015 Pages: 320 Format: E-book Source: St. Martin’s Press I received this book for free from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that […]

Posted September 18, 2015
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