#AMonthOfFaves: How To Pick Next Read/What Next?

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I’m a day late with this post- sorry! I’ll save you from the graphic details- but: Stomach Flu-1, T-0. Enough said.

Be sure and check out Tanya‘s and Andi‘s posts!

Today’s prompt:

Weekly Book Discussion {how do you pick your next read – what do you do after you’re finished reading a book}

How Do I Pick My Next Book?

Before I became a book blogger, I had my year of books to read marked- Janet Evanovich would publish over the summer, Sue Grafton’s backlist was keeping me busy, my cozy mystery authors were pretty spread out- and that left me time for investigating other reads. Continue reading

#AMonthOfFaves: Reading Goals, Personal Goals and Resolutions

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Oh wow! Can you believe that A Month of Faves is almost over? I can’t! Jazz hands to Tanya and Andi for this rocking event!

Today’s Prompt:

How did you do – Reading Challenges, Personal Goals, Resolutions

Reading Challenges:

I’m currently at book 119 read this year. Goal: 130. It could still happen- it just all depends on how the next few days shake out. Continue reading

#AMonthOfFaves: Top 5 Authors on my Winter Reading List

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Today’s prompt: Top 5 Books on My Winter Reads List

Well, as it’s getting close to mine and Katie’s next Futuristic Friday unveiling- I’m going to talk about some books that I already own that I want to read over the winter months- and save the bright and shiny 2016 ones for Futuristic Friday (coming soon!)

Be sure and check out Tanya and Andi’s post- I know those ladies have some books lined up.

Top 5 Books/Authors on My Winter List:

1. Alafair Burke. Listen, I love me some Alafair- and I’m getting close to finishing her Ellie Hatcher series- I have ANGEL’S TIP on my Kindle to read and then will just have to get DEAD CONNECTION and I’ll be all caught up. Continue reading

#AMonthOfFaves: Picking Favorites

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Christmas is 1 week away and while I’m not panicked (girl, I’ve got my Christmas gifts!) I’ve procrastinated on so many things (Christmas cards, getting the Chex cereal (2 freaking grocery stores were sold out last night- NO CHEX in either store!) and other stuff that I kinda can’t wrap my head around the fact that Christmas is just 7 days away. Continue reading

#AMonthOfFaves: The Blogger Shoutout Edition

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I LOVE shoutouts! When I was in college- I actually got to talk on the radio- the hot station to listen to- and gave a shoutout to my roommates in Yazoo Hall room 131!

So, shoutouts and I go way back. Like a year back (oh wait- maybe it just feels like a year since I’ve been a college gal 😉

Before I get into the shoutouts for this post- let’s jazz hand it up for Andi @ Estella’s Revenge and Tanya @ Girlxoxo!

On to the shoutouts!

 

Book Bloggers:

1. Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews. Listen- this girl is right next to the word amazing. Seriously. Rhiannon and I were friendly via book blogging because of our She Reads connection- but in the past year or so- the friendly talk has extended to actually being friends. We even got to meet this year (read all about our meet-up and Stanley the bird- The Time WriterRhiannon and I met in Birmingham).

 

2. Kristin @ Always With A Book. Again- a She Reads connection got us talking- and as we got to know each other better virtually- a friendship developed. We even took a chance and stayed with each other at BEA 14 ( and after the LONG day of travel that I had to get to NYC- seeing her smiling face was so great!) Seeing Kristin again for BEA 15 was great- and she’s a friend that I adore talking with- because she’s so genuine.

 

3. Helen at My Novel Opinion. We bonded over a mutual love of finding cheap Kindle books and enjoying the same type of books. We are each other’s #bookpusher- and proud to play that role 🙂 Meeting her at BEA 15 was great- I just wished we could have spent more time together!

 

4. Allison at The Book Wheel. Badass. Encourages me to chase my dreams. Calms me down when I’m nervous about bloggy things. Reminds me to be a badass.

 

5. Cindi at Utah Mom’s Life. Cindi always has a kind word for someone on Twitter and she  has such a great take on the books she reads!

 

6. Wesley at Library Educated. I met Wesley (virtually) through another blogger- and while we don’t talk allllllllllll the time- she’s a straight shooter in her thoughts and opinions- and I find that to be super-refreshing. And her love for scarves makes me know she’s a good person.

 

7. Tanya at Mom’s Small Victories. Superwoman. Seriously.

 

8. Katie at Doing Dewey. My #FuturisticFriday partner in crime. The yin to my yang in books. Katie is a non-fiction loving gal and I adore reading her reviews.

 

Other bloggers:

Wendi at H2O Bungalow. Her crafty ideas always make me feel like I’m ready to nest. And then move to the beach.

Lauren at The Thinking Closet. Crafty. Fun. Ideas galore. Lauren could rule the world.

 

(Please note that this is not at all ALLLLLLLLLL the bloggers I like or blogs I read. I’m probably forgetting at least 10. Maybe more!)

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Now that I’ve shared some of my faves- won’t you let me know some of yours? I’m ALWAYS in search of new bloggers to follow 🙂

Link up here:

 

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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#AMonthOfFaves: Getting Sh*T Done

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Listen- I’m the best and the worst person to ask for advice on getting Sh*t done. I can procrastinate. I do procrastinate. But then I am also a Type A, get your Christmas shopping done months ahead, have dates with friends planned out 6 months ahead of time kind of person (to be fair, the college friends I still stay in contact with- we have to plan 6 months ahead because of babies/husbands- and I still know those plans can go to hell in a handbasket if a hubby decides that he must absolutely drink a few caseloads of beer shoot the largest buck known to man.)

With blogging- I try to plan ahead as much as I can. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not.

Check out Tanya @ Girlxoxo and Andi @ Estella’s Revenge– both of them have some awesome tips!

How I get Sh*t done while blogging:

I log out of social media accounts. I don’t need notifications distracting me. Continue reading

#AMonthOfFaves: These Are A Few of my Fave Things….

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Today’s Prompt:

Favorite Holiday Festivities – show off your favorite ornaments, home decor, place to go, holiday drinks, holiday eats, holiday themed reads.

Check out  Tanya @ Girlxoxo and Andi @ Estella’s Revenge– and don’t forget to link up!

These Are A Few Of My Fave Holiday Things

1. The Christmas tree. It’s 9 foot tall. It’s a hell-acious pain to put up. But it’s gorgeous when it’s all done. Glittering and sparkling with lights. I love to sit in the living room with a good glass of wine and let the peace of the tree flow over me. Continue reading

#AMonthOfFaves: Reading out of my comfort zone

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My comfort zone in books: women’s fiction, mystery/suspense, psychological thriller, cozy mystery and light romance.

I rarely dabble in the non-fiction. I don’t read erotica. Science fiction- ehh. I recognize my strengths and likes in reading- and I stick with them.

So today’s topic is a bit hard for me to chat about because I don’t read out of my comfort zone- then Katie H reminded me to think outside the box- so here goes!

Wait- be sure and check out Tanya @ Girlxoxo and Andi @ Estella’s Revenge! Continue reading