Building Better Book Clubs: Five Reasons To Join a Book Club
Building Better Book Clubs / February 9, 2017

          is a series of posts focused on all things book club related: discussions, listicles, how to’s and more! Book clubs have given me so much in the last few years. As you saw in my first post in this series, I love them. They provide me with so much and I could honestly rave on and on about their merits. But, I’ll spare you. Instead– here are 5 reasons you should join a book club. 1 – You have a wonderful excuse to take time for yourself. Whether you are participating in person or remotely, a book club is a great excuse to make time for yourself. Grab a cup of tea, settle in, and take some time to read. After all! This is for book club. Schedule time on your calendar for book club and don’t let others take it over. Get away from the kids, or the mess, or the chores or whatever– take some time for you. After all, your book club should be an escape. To me, they are always the highlights of my month. 2- You will read things you never would have picked up. …And you can force people to read…

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To
List , Meme , Top Ten Tuesday / January 10, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve been meaning to get involved for a while but I never rose to the challenge. Why? I felt like it was ALL IN or nothing. Fortunately, Ottavia @ Novels and Nonfiction set me right. I can participate whenever and how frequently I want! So, let’s get to it! 2016 Releases I Meant To Read but Didn’t Get To (and TOTALLY plan to read eventually)   There were a lot of great releases in 2016. Unfortunately, there is only so much time for reading. The following books all struck my fancy, in no particular order: Zadie Smith: Swing Time Set during the 1980’s, Zadie Smith’s newest novel takes us to follow a biracial girl in London desperate to be a star. As the narrator and the girl grow up, we follow them through success and heartache. I look forward to seeing how race and class in 80’s London define both these women. Plus, I’ve never read Zadie Smith! I hear this is a quality introduction to her works.   Marissa Meyer: Heartless A retelling of Alice in Wonderland with one major twist: The is an origin story of the Queen…

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