Online Book Clubs and Readalongs | 2020

Hello readers! While thinking about my own reading plans and goals for 2020, I decided to compile a list of online book clubs and readalongs to be used as an aid for when I’m feeling iffy about my current reads, or want to participate in and prepare for book discussions being held here on the internet. Below you will find a couple of my personal recommendations, others I’ve stumbled upon in the past few weeks, as well as recommendations from those who answered my social media polls (thank you). And please, if you are reading this now and will be hosting or participating in an open/public online book club or readalong in 2020, leave a comment or send me an email so I can add it to the list.

Continue reading

The Waffle Book Tag

Is this the best book tag out there? It certainly features the best breakfast food/dessert/anytime meal, so I’d say it’s pretty high up there on the list. A special thanks to the creator, Kat over at Novels and Waffles, for coming up with each prompt and of course, highlighting the superior food that is the waffle. Leslie Knope would be proud.  Continue reading

From My Bookshelf: Garden, Pearl, Tales

For the past few months I have made it a habit to organize/tidy up my bookshelves at the very beginning of the month. It’s another great way to start the month off refreshed, and if you find organizing your shelves therapeutic like I do, it offers a few moments of calm before the onslaught of a new month of responsibilities.

This month was no different, and as I rearranged my bookshelves I once again encountered the black canvas storage basket in which I keep some of my more delicate vintage editions. The three I’ve chosen for this installment of From My Bookshelf all carry a different level of infamy, they address different topics, but what they do have in common is all of their covers are my favorite color: green. Oh, and I also haven’t read any of them.

Continue reading

There’s Something About Bookish Gifts

‘Tis the season for wish lists and gift guides, although if you’re a book lover you likely have a timeless running list (or lists) of bookish merchandise, practical reading accessories, and/or items that make every reading or bookshelf organizing session more cozy.

Over the past few months, there has been a surge of bookish creators in my Instagram and Twitter feeds – no doubt because the algorithms have notice me liking and following bookish creators – and my bookish wish list has gotten longer and longer. Did anyone else find so much joy in flipping through those large toy catalogs every year as a child, regardless of whether or not you actually got anything you circled or marked? Well, I’ve carried that habit into my late twenties (fortunately Instagram is here to fill that catalog void), and I thought it would be fun to celebrate small, local, and/or generous creators in our midst by featuring a few items that I have bookmarked lately.

I also asked you, Twitter and Instagram followers, to recommend some shops and creators you admire, so thank you! I have included your recommendations below, too.

Continue reading