How to Get Rid of Books

As I go accumulating more and more books, I have less space available on my bookshelf, naturally. This has made me reevaluate what I allow space on my shelves, so I recently did a bit of a purge. I had kept so many books for so long that I’d never read because I kept tellingContinue reading “How to Get Rid of Books”

How to Read More Books

Gone are the days when I could settle down with one book in my lap, perhaps a snack or two and a hot beverage, and focus on one story line at a time. My attention span has been shot to death with the invention of the internet, and I freely admit that. I still enjoyContinue reading “How to Read More Books”

How Opposite Reading Preferences Can Attract

I recently started thinking about the books my parents gravitate towards and found it interesting how such opposite concepts can manage to come together. My mom is an avid romance reader, which means she looks for that HEA (Happily Ever After). My dad is fascinated by stories of war, the tragedy that comes with aContinue reading “How Opposite Reading Preferences Can Attract”

Why Readers Love Classic Novels

For the longest time I could not put my finger on what about classics made me love them so much. As far back as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of the classics, starting with stories like Anne of Green Gables and The Wind in the Willows. Eventually I graduated to works such asContinue reading “Why Readers Love Classic Novels”

Why It’s OK to Give up on a Book: The DNF Doubt

For those who don’t know, DNF stands for did not finish. I had to look it up when I first came across it because I’m at that awkward age where I’m a millennial, but I don’t know all the lingo the kids are using these days. Anyway, DNF hadn’t been a part of my vocabulary,Continue reading “Why It’s OK to Give up on a Book: The DNF Doubt”

Audio Books! Can I Get An Amen?

I started listening to audio books a little over a year ago, hesitant to take on the endeavor because I thought, “I can’t possibly pay attention to a story if I’m listening to it.” Of course, that logic is flawed because that’s how I used to take in stories when I was a kid, beforeContinue reading “Audio Books! Can I Get An Amen?”

One Book At A Time

I am drowning in a sea of things to read. My double-stacked book shelves taunt me with their tomes. My Goodreads TBR list laughs at my folly. My kindle glares at me as I time and time again pass it over for a physical text. When did it get so hard to read? As aContinue reading “One Book At A Time”