Reading and Eating – [H]ummus

It’s a brand new week and a brand new letter. Today is brought to you by the letter:

Today was supposed to be my discussion post, but I couldn’t come up with anything that really gave me a warm fuzzy. So, I thought about nixing the letter ‘H’ altogether. Then I went downstairs and got me some hummus and thought, Continue reading

[A]pril TBR

Happy first day of AprilĀ  and Happy Easter to those that celebrate.

Today is also the first day of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I’m not sure what year this is for me, but I know I’ve participated in some form or fashion over the last 6 years; be it here or my creative writing blog, or my personal blog.

Anyway, I’m at it again this year. Right here and my creative writing blog, The Ink Slinger (although I haven’t slung much ink). And, without further adieu let’s jump into today’s post.

Some might call this cheating, but umm, I say it falls within the parameters of the challenge. Continue reading

Classics Club Spin #17

Alright, here we go! I decided to participate in The Classics Club Spin #17. I thought I was participating overall, but couldn’t find my list of 50 classic books. I mean, not that it really matters because I probably would still have 50 books on my list.

Anyway, how does the Spin work? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Really. You choose 20 books from your Classics list that you have yet to read before March 9th, post said 20 books to your blog and wait for the morning of March 9th when a number between 1 & 20 will be posted. Then you read the book with the corresponding number by April 30th. What!? How simple could that be? Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Rereadables

I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in a while and thought it would be nice to get back to it. And what better way than to tell you my favorite books. The Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Please make sure you stop by and see what others are reading, so that you too can add to your ever-growing TBR pile.

Books I could reread forever

Yeah yeah yeah I know re-readables is not a word, but I like it and I very rarely make up words. I don’t have many books that I would would read over and over again and I doubt I can name 10.

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Discussion: Reading Slump Hacks

It happens to all of us from time-to-time. The dreaded Reading Slump. I thought I’d share with you some ways/hacks I use to get out of mu reading slump.

    1. Set a goal. When I read I like to set goals. ATTAINABLE GOALS. I know I can read a couple of books a week, but the reality of that happening is slim to none. So, I set my reading goal at 4 books a month – 1 a week. Easy enough to achieve and if I read more than that awesome sauce!Set a daily page goal. I used to do this when I was college. Having to read upwards of 6 novels per semester. It helped me stay on top of my reading and it’s another Attainable Goal and seeing my progress that way makes me feel accomplished and it allows me some wiggle room to read more and if if I have to read less on a particular day, I know to add a few more pages in order to get back on track. Continue reading