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A Bookish Birthday

If the title hasn’t given it away, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!

Although today I work, I still will set aside time to celebrate – and more festivities will occur over the weekend, don’t worry! In the last few years, I have started embracing my birthday by bringing my different groups of friends together on adventures. Last year was a trampoline park and watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This year will include dinner and a holiday craft fair and lights show! Now,  thinking further ahead for future birthdays, I literally Googled “book themed birthday party for adults.” Try it!! This may be a lofty goal for my 30th, we shall see 🙂

As I reflect on my bookish life so far, I have worked consistently on one of my 30 before 30 goals of reading every book I own – hence the TBR Pile page! Additionally (and also ironically) I’ve thought about my minimalist lifestyle and what that means for receiving gifts. It has become increasingly more difficult to create a gift list for myself since experiences mean much more to me then objects. There are usually some gift cards on there (food, gas, clothes) and then other practical items. I saw this post on the Silent Book Club Facebook Page and thought how meaningful this idea can be for those who want to give a birthday gift. My main Love Language is Quality Time so great birthday gifts could include sharing one’s favorite book to me on my birthday, and then once I’ve finished reading it, grabbing a meal/coffee with me to discuss it – what we liked, didn’t like, have been inspired to do, felt emotional or connected to, etc.

What are your favorite books that I can enjoy on my birthday? 🙂 

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WWW Wednesday (59)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: Evergreen Avenue by Amelia Keldan and Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Recently Finished ReadingBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Reading Next: My Life in France by Julia Childs and The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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WWW Wednesday (58)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: Quattrocento by James K McKean and Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Recently Finished ReadingDeath of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Reading Next: My Life in France by Julia Childs and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Recap! (October 2017)

How did you fare on October 21st?

What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Instagrams, Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.

It was created by the beloved Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf (her blog is archived at the Wayback Machine). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon has been hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society, with help from scads of volunteers since 2013.

Here is where I landed in 24-hours: Books – 3, Pages – 682

How did you do during the 24-hour read-a-thon?