Literary Friday ya’ll….

literary friday

I bet ya’ll thought I just decided to quit Literary Friday postings, right? I’ll be honest, I’ve felt a struggle over the past few weeks as blog life, real life, and all the things I want to do in both lives have been tugging at me. So, Literary Friday has gotten the short end of the stick 😦  SIGH.


Meanwhile…. in other news- it’s been a hashtag blessed week as my new niece is now here! She’s got ten yummy fingers and toes that I cannot wait to play “This little piggy” with. Seeing her big sister, Miss A, loving on Little A made my heart SO SO SO SO full this week. Miss A will be spending the weekend with me and we have a big weekend planned- supper at Longhorns (that gal loves her some steak and salad!), Sleeping Beauty and Lilo and Stitch, and plenty of time for arts and crafts as I found a whole tub of foam paper, animals, glitter glue and more to play with.

ICYMI on Traveling With T- some recent reviews: The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, Killing Kate, Her Every Fear, The Fifth Letter, Keep Me Posted, On Second Thought, Duplicity, and Everything You Want Me To Be.


Reviews from other bloggers: Always With A Book reviews Killing Kate and Behind Her Eyes, Bookfan Mary reviews The Things We Keep and On Second Thought, Novelgossip reviews Pretty Little World, and Crime By The Book reviews Never Let You Go.


Ivory Owl Reviews has 20 book suggestions for February and Good Girl Gone Redneck says these are the 17 Books You Must Read in 2017.


My #FuturitsicFriday partner in crime, Katie at Doing Dewey, is giving away The Lost City of the Monkey God! Keep your eyes on Traveling With T because on February 4th- I’ll have a giveaway that is sure to please πŸ™‚


Discussions: Doing Dewey wonders what makes a good audio book?, Modern Mrs. Darcy shares 3 ways to listen to Audible books without a membership and discusses what’s saving her life right now.


In the category of hashtag blessed: This sweet angel has stole my heart.



#FridayReads: I’m trying to decide between Behind Closed Doors or The River at Night. Help!!


In other reading news- I’ve read 13 books so far in 2017. My goal this year is 75. Last year, I set my goal for an incredibly high number and quickly realized as Goodreads begin to update me with alarming frequency that unless I gave up everything (eating, breathing, sleeping) I was going to not make the goal. So, around April- I got realistic about my time, my job, my side hustle, and all the other things that needed/I wanted to get done and made a more reasonable choice. This year, I’ve had some really good books first, but I’ve also made sure to schedule in more reading time. I know that as summer approaches- the feel of the water on my skin, swimming with Miss A and working hard in my garden will decrease my reading time- but that is ok!


*What have you been reading lately? Did you see the #FuturisticFriday selections for Jan-March? What has made you feel all hashtag blessed lately?*

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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14 thoughts on “Literary Friday ya’ll….

  1. jillhannahanderson says:

    You hit the nail on the head as far as our love for books and reading can be stopped by the arrival of a baby… changing up our priorities. πŸ™‚ I feel blessed with all of our grandchildren, and appreciate the miracle of babies who instantly steal our hearts!

    • YES they can. When Miss A is in town, reading takes a backseat unless she is napping. And sometimes I’m napping so my energy levels will be strong for her. I’m def feeling all hashtag blessed!

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Miss A had a wonderful weekend. We colored, watched movies, dressed up as Elsa… and then I got to hold Little A when I took Miss A home and smell that sweet baby smell πŸ™‚

  2. Jennifer C says:

    I LOVED Behind Closed Doors; however, I think you should read The River at Night first because I’m eager to read your thoughts!

    • So.. I didn’t get to read either because of A being in town. And then I was wore out for 2 days. Then The Orphan’s Tale came in and I pushed all my other books aside and ugly cried while reading! I’ll read River before I read BCD so I can let you know about it!

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