Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Finished it in a day. I was at the tipping point and this pushed me over the edge. Made some massive changes. Immediately. I love how the book doesn't focus on a prescriptive plan, but instead gives guidance and trusts that if the reader is invested, she will do what is best for herself and … Continue reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Dear Authors: When a book character is eating in a book, just let her eat. Eating is fuel and it’s healthy and it’s normal. Don’t subject readers to YOUR internal dialogue reflecting disordered eating that you have been brainwashed by diet culture into thinking is normal. Let your characters order food in a restaurant without … Continue reading Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Diversify YOUR Reading, Not Just Your Kids’

The windchill where I live in Wisconsin is -55F right now, and I'm on my 3rd day of being housebound with 3 kids and 2 dogs - what better time to FINALLY write this post that has been percolating for weeks?? I have long been on a mission to diversify the shelves in my school … Continue reading Diversify YOUR Reading, Not Just Your Kids’

Buddy Read for Black History Month

Just popping in to invite you all to join in on a Buddy Read of the nonfiction title The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. Jamise (@spinesvines) and I are co-hosting a Goodreads group for this buddy read and are hoping for so many readers to join us! We … Continue reading Buddy Read for Black History Month

My First Community Read

I'm so excited to be hosting my community's first ever community read in collaboration with my local public library branch! I'm sharing this here because I'm VERY excited about this, especially our "accompanying" titles. I know To Kill a Mockingbird is somewhat controversial, but we specifically chose it because it was the winner of the … Continue reading My First Community Read

2018 Reading Stats

So, it's finally time. Time to dig through all my reading numbers from the past year.......... It's the whole reason for my Google Forms Reading Log after all! Honestly, a lot of these surprised me and make me squirm. I am a very, very different reader now than I was in January 2018, and I … Continue reading 2018 Reading Stats

Fifty Shades of CALM DOWN

(CONTEXT: I asked on Instagram in my stories in a poll if I should read Fifty Shades of Grey since I never had - and things BLEW UP.) Rating: 3 STARS Wow. I honestly thought reading Pride and Prejudice this year would be my literary accomplishment, but nope. This was it. The one I tore … Continue reading Fifty Shades of CALM DOWN

Friends’ Most Memorable Reads of 2018

IT'S HERE!!! My absolute favorite project of the year! I selected a completely new group of my reading friends from Instagram this year and asked them for their 10 most memorable reads of 2018. PLUS, I asked them to give me three words that describe them as a reader, and as you'll see, that guideline … Continue reading Friends’ Most Memorable Reads of 2018

Kate’s Favorite Reads from 2018: The Definitive List

Okay, that's that. I reached my max for book cover graphics per genre, but I'm still giving you the best gift of the season with this list. It's ALL of my favorite adult reads from the past year - almost 100 of them, separated by genre. DOWNLOAD "Kate's Favorite Reads of 2018"  Take it with … Continue reading Kate’s Favorite Reads from 2018: The Definitive List

Favorite Romances Read in 2018

Yes, ANOTHER list of favorites! I'm not sure if I'll be sharing ALL genres this year, or just highlighting a few and then linking to a list of the rest. We shall see! I couldn't skip out on the most fun genre in my reading life, though - it's the genre that brings me the … Continue reading Favorite Romances Read in 2018