Literary Friday, ya’ll…..


It’s been a week. Trying to get things planned for Book Expo. Getting blog posts planned. Getting the pool ready.

My mom’s a week post-surgery. Last Friday was a tiring day and we won’t know anything official for several more days- but she seems to be feeling fairly good- so yay for that! (Keep sending good vibes!)


1. I recently hit the big 1k followers on Instagram and am hosting a giveaway!

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So, a couple weeks ago or so, I hit THE BIG 1k in followers on Instagram. Words cannot describe how thrilled I am with this & because I am SO excited- it’s only fitting that I show my appreciation with some swag! . . Gift cards to Amazon & Starbucks, a cute as all get out small zippered bag from Barnes & Noble ( perfect for pens or makeup or whatever) and a bookmark from @sjwonderlandz. . . How to enter: 1. Like this post & follow me. 2. Tag 2-3 friends 👭 Extra entries: 3. Share this post in your IG stories and tag me! . . Rules: 1. Must be 18 or older to enter. 2. Don’t follow to unfollow- not 😎 3. Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram, Barnes & Noble or @sjwonderlandz. 4. Giveaway ends on May 31st at 11:59pmEST. Winner will be notified via Instagram message. Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Giveaway is US only! ( sorry!)! . . Good luck! Thanks for helping me get to 1k! . . #genxbookstagrammers #giveaway #rockstar10231kgiveawayonInstagram

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2. Some bookmail. New Haircut. New mani.

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New haircut 💇. New manicure 💅🏼. New bookmail. #partner @williammorrowbooks @megmitchellmoore . . After yesterday’s semi- meltdown on Instagram, I’m feeling a bit better. Less overwhelmed. Will my schedule for Book Expo be as organized as previous years? Probably not. Will I miss out on some must have galleys? It’s possible. Will I have fun seeing my old friends & making new ones at Book Expo? Def! ( If you are going to Expo, let a girl know!) . . As far as my mom, she seems to be doing really good & while we won’t know for sure till pathology reports are in, I’m cautiously optimistic about her prognosis. Also: I’m going to be reminding you ladies to schedule those mammograms ( you’re welcome!) . . #genxbookstagrammers #bookmail #booksofig #bookexpo19

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3. I’m in a reading slump. I recently finished The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich and normally I love Nick and Kate’s shenanigans, but this book was very “meh”.


4. Some highly anticipated bookmail!


5. Reviews from around the web: Jennifer Tar Heel Reader reviews The Unhoneymooners,  Really Into This reviews Slightly South of Simple, Silver’s Reviews reviews The Favorite Daughter,  Always With A Book reviews The Night Before,  & ReecaPieces reviews The Key To Happily Ever After.


6. Full confession: I’ve never read a Nordic thriller. But doesn’t this look good?


7.  Pretty much in love with this book cover and it’s a 10 Reads for Memorial Day Weekend book (just saying!)


8. Reminder: I’ll be at Book Expo next week- if you are going to be there, I would love to know. I’m hoping to have some blog posts scheduled, but def check me out on Instagram for some Book Expo updates!


*What will you be reading this Memorial Day weekend?* 


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

8 thoughts on “Literary Friday, ya’ll…..

  1. Tina Ristau says:

    I’ll be at Book Expo, to. I met you last year (somewhere there’s a picture of us together). Would love to meet up with you again. I haven’t seen anything yet about galleys being given away and need this weekend to get myself organized. I’ll take any tips you have on what to pick up while I am there.

    • Tina, I am SO sorry that I am just now seeing this. And sorry that we didn’t get to meet up. And no tips. And no pictures!!!!!!

      I *THINK* I remember our picture from last year- did we take it right before you had to leave early?

      Again, SO sorry!!!!!

  2. Thank you for the shoutout! I think you’d love The Unhoneymooners! I am sending lots of good thoughts for your mama. I hope you have a fun and safe trip to Expo and look forward to hearing all about. Safe travels, my sweet friend!

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