Neutral good (library receipt as bookmark) and occasionally neutral evil if the book is mine and I'm into it. 📔
H: "How do you read for that long? You've been reading for like 2 hours!"
Me: "I know, it's great; I never get to read. And guess what I'm reading about. Writing!"
Me: 😍(and also🤓)
Writer friends, grammar-loving friends, or reader friends who sometimes pay more attention to the writing than the story: You should read this.
First the Catholic school skirt post, now this.
I've got all the nerd burns hahaha
I need book recommendations-- 11-12-yo boys, good readers but not avid readers, ideally something not heavy fantasy/post-apocalyptic and not an athlete who's trying to navigate the world (and field) after losing one or both parents (this is a surprisingly common theme 🙄).
There has to be something I'm not thinking of.
It's release day!
Reader friends-- add this to your list! I'm still mid-read, so I don't have a full review yet, but I can tell you already-- you should be reading it.
It's under $10!
My Lit degree, in 9 slides.
I either don't read for 6 months or read 3 books in a week. There is no in between.
Bridal Girl is Book 3 of the Blogger Girl series, and starts with Kim-- who we first met in Blogger Girl (Book 1)-- engaged to the man of her dreams, all ready for her Happily ever After. But there are still 7 months, +/-17 problems, and about 700 things to get through before the big day... Planning a wedding is not for the faint of heart. Add in a deadline for her second novel, and Kim is just about pushed over the edge.
My sister got married at the end of last year, so it was really fun to read about the craziness of planning a wedding after just having been a part of some of the same (less crazy) wedding dilemmas. When I got married, I, like Kimmy, had a naked-in-the-bridal-suite experience of my own! I also purchased multiple prom dresses (decision making is not my strongest quality), and have been known to speak in Pig Latin to relay a secret message. Soooo, like I said, relatable :)
Through chapters marked by a countdown till the big day ("big day" sometimes being the wedding and sometimes being a book deadline), Meredith guides us through all of the ups and downs of a bride-to-be and a novice author, keeping us laughing, cringing, and guessing along the way. My only complaint is that Bridal Girl is simply too well written, causing me to finish the book too quickly ;)
*It's true that Bridal Girl is Book 3 in the Blogger Girl series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone book. (I don't know why you wouldn't want to read all of them, but just saying, you totally could.)
Bridal Girl was written by Meredith Schorr, published by Henery Press, April 2018
I like to clean out. I love to organize. I get excited when a consignment-style shop gives me $6 for my old clothes.
But. Sometimes saying you're organized is easier than actually being-- or even harder: staying-- organized.
We look to a blog post, a magazine article, a Pinterest board, a Target end cap, for ideas. But sometimes fancy labels and trendy bins are failed organization attempts in disguise. A cute container does not an organized closet make. (In addition to organizing, I also like strange language patterns [nerd].) But really, it's true. This is just one of the topics that Laurie Palau covers in her new book Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized.
(I met Laurie a couple years ago through a mutual friend. I actually attended one of her Clutter Clinics-- read more about my experience here.)
My bills? Don't spark joy. My kids' homework? No joy. Q-tips? No.The boys' endless sporting equipment? While I love watching them play, the equipment itself does not spark joy. But all of these things are necessary. And the entryway, kitchen island, bathroom counter, and garage floor, are not the places these things should live (respectively. I guess. Although when something lacks a *home* who knows where it'll actually end up.)
Hot Mess (btw, cute title, right?!) approaches purging and organizing in a realistic, practical, and do-able way. Instead of trying to explain all the types of clutter, all the aspects of organizing, and all the pitfalls to avoid, I'm going to recommend that you read Hot Mess. If you're local to me, you're welcome to borrow mine, but I'd suggest getting your own (it's under $15 and on Prime and under $3 for digital download!). It's the kind of book you're going to want to refer back to. In the meantime, find a home for it on a neatly-organized book shelf ;)
Follow Laurie and Simply B Organized on Facebook, Instagram, and her podcast: This Organized Life
Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized was written by Laurie Palau, published 2017, zolopublishing, New Hope, PA
I have a full review coming soon, but this book is what we ALL need to start the year! Get it now for 25% off!
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