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!

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So today ( and if I’m honest) the past few days have been trying. Too much to do. Too much I want to do. Being ‘ma’am-ed’ by the kinda cute FedEx guy ( seriously, I think he’s my age.) Some heel pain from walking a hundred miles ( not really but it felt like it over past few days). My mom’s surgery. Handling phone calls checking on her. Making plans for follow up visits. Getting the pool ready. Trying to get a Book Expo schedule typed up ( working on it @thoughtsfromapage!!) Planning for Book Expo fun & other fun to do in NYC ( please, please let me find time to see Frozen and eat ice cream, crab cakes & this chicken sandwich that is slap your mama good). . . And then this arrived. And while it did not help everything- it did brighten my mood. Thanks @williammorrowbooks for the cheer! #partner . . #genxbookstagrammers

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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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