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2019 Reflections: What Reading Taught Me This Year

This has been an unusual reading year for me. It's been a weird year, period. I finally finished library school in August, and although my program was only two years, working full-time made it feel more like ten years. Then my husband and I moved across the country for my dream job, and while I… Continue reading 2019 Reflections: What Reading Taught Me This Year

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Dear J.R.R. Tolkien (Or, A Love Letter to Reading)

I wrote this letter as an assignment for a writing group I participate in. I thought I'd share it here since it speaks to my love of reading. Dear J.R.R. Tolkien, I remember the first time I read The Fellowship of the Ring. The delight of Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday party. The first encounter with… Continue reading Dear J.R.R. Tolkien (Or, A Love Letter to Reading)

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Accidental Hiatus: That Time I Moved Across the Country

Hello, fellow readers. It's been a while. Two months ago, I totally didn't mean to go on hiatus from blogging (and reading for that matter). But then, I totally didn't mean to move across the country either, and that happened, so here we are. A big life change has been on the horizon for a… Continue reading Accidental Hiatus: That Time I Moved Across the Country

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4 Tips for Reaching Your 2017 Reading Goals

I am a firm believer in New Year's Resolutions. Sure, we could technically make new resolutions any time, but let's be honest: who really does? The turning of the new year signals the turning over of a new leaf. There's something good and fresh about taking stock of the previous year and making the conscious decision to… Continue reading 4 Tips for Reaching Your 2017 Reading Goals