• The Joy of Letting Things Go

    Last week’s big news was about Meghan and Harry “stepping back” as senior royals (I was not surprised and think it’s a big hell yeah/mic drop/eff yall moment). Whatever your thoughts on this are, it’s clear that the decision to let go of something this huge was done with their mental health and future happiness in mind. This got me thinking about the great joy that can come from letting something go (whether it be a situation or physical objects). I think the words “letting go” can have a sad/negative connotation but I find so much freedom and happiness in it. my 2020 mood is ?stop doing stuff that?s not…

  • January Mood

    ?What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.? ? John Steinbeck

  • End of Year Thoughts: 2019 Edition

    How is it almost Christmas?! This last month went by in a blur… a merry, happy blur… but still a blur. I’m looking forward to relaxing, eating, and Christmas-ing with family this week. But before I do that, here are some end of year tidbits! Some amazing books were released in the later months of the year and deserve a mention (see my favorite books of the year from a few weeks past). The Starless Sea (meta as hell and won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but if you love stories? gosh, what a love letter to it all? I sank into the pages and it was like a cup…

  • December Mood

    ?May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.? ? Lisa Kleypas

  • November Mood

    “November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear.” – Sir Walter Scott

  • Halloween Mood

    ?I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.? ??Carolyn MacCullough

  • How to Read More (& 2019 Book Favorites!)

    ?A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” – George R.R. Martin I frequently get asked how I manage to read so much on a yearly basis. Yesterday, I officially hit my Goodreads reading challenge of 50 books for 2019! Yay! By the end of the year, I anticipate having read another 10 books or so. The simple answer to how I do it is… pure love of reading. I love entering new worlds and getting lost in them. It truly is a hobby for me. But there are a few little things that make it a bit easier for me to read as much as I do. So…