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Minimalism Series Part 2: Books, Books, So Many Books + More

The second step in “tidying” involved sorting through your books one by one. Picking up each individual book and truly asking yourself if it brings you joy. I, as most of you know, am a HUGE book worm and LOVE books. I have one big bookcase and two smaller ones…but now they feature books along with other things too. One is in my closet for random things and one is […]

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Minimalism Series Part 1: Intro & Clothing

In 2015 I started my minimalism journey and I wanted to include some things about that quest to now two years later. When I first began I was inspired by the KonMarie method and so I followed her laid out plan to declutter.   I started with clothes as recommended, then went onto books (which I will post more about of course since this IS a book site afterall) and […]

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“Life of Pi” by: Yann Martel

While I was reading this, I got about halfway through it with my book notes before realizing that the format I was using was doubling the text format; meaning that the spots where I was marking notes were incorrect by the percentages.Onto the actual review part:I was confused at first about the religious stuff for Pi and then it got explained and made some sense.I was thrown a bit for […]

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“Sweet and Deadly” by Charlaine Harris

 Hmmm. Okay then. So, this was a short “little” read. For being Charlaine Harris’ first work, it isn’t bad…but I *did* notice that her bad writing habit of overusing the word “little” which has been a prevalent pet-peeve of mine with all of her works began here. Sigh. Moving on… This was an odd sort of tale. There were several extra added details and red herrings added in that I […]

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“Memoirs of a Geisha” by: Arthur Golden

Exhale. Wow. This book was beautiful. Elegant. Lovely. Heart-wrenching at times. Cruel. Roller coastery. Book Notes While Reading: 3.32% “I can tell already I am going to enjoy reading this.” 21.29% “Wow. This poor girl.” 24.02% “Seriously, how can women be so catty and uncaring like that? The poor girls parents both died…sigh. Poor girl!” ****Note: Soon after this point I realized it was a fictional story and not an […]

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“The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well” by: Meik Wiking

What an informative and quick(!) read! Learning about another culture is always intriguing to me and I especially enjoyed diving into a culture I knew next to nothing about prior to reading this. If the concept of hygge may be a little too “markety” in terms of “Oh look this is going to be the next in thing” then I think that would be an incorrect takeaway from this work. […]

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“How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority” by JP Sears

I was sent the ebook version of this to review. This will also be released as an audio version. I can’t help but feel that the audio version may actually “read” better. The reason for that is simple: The copy I was sent to review was riddled with spelling mistakes. Now, I can brush off small ones no problem. After all, they are advanced editions, not the final corrected proof […]

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“Chaos Walking” Trilogy by Patrick Ness

I wanted to wait to review this series until I had finished all three in the triology. Sadly, that just was not meant to happen: This was my second jump into anything by Patrick Ness. (The first being “A Monster Calls” which I also review on this blog) The first two installments of this series do not disappoint. The thing that I loved most about his writing is that it […]

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Buzz Books 2017

I realize it is more than a bit meta to be reviewing a book of excerpts whose sole purpose is to get people excited about them, to “create buzz”, however I can’t help but be inspired to write about this awesomeness nonetheless. I know we are not to judge books by their covers, but there are some stunning covers in the selections included here that will be released. This e-copy […]

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“Scrappy Little Nobody” by Anna Kendrick

In waiting to read this, as the wait list at the library was insane, I decided to break down and purchase my own copy. I figured, I like Anna and found her tweets amusing, so her writing style I thought I would find enjoyable. I started it and then had to put it down. I was slogging through it and it wasn’t holding my attention. I came back to it […]

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