Tell Me Something Tuesday {12}

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

QUESTION:  Picks for Fall 2018.

There are several books that I’m pretty excited to read in the next few months. I love to pick up suspenseful/spookier books around this time of year, so I have a few of those on my list.

    

    

I’ve been trying to read the All Souls Trilogy for years and want to give it another try.

 

What books are you excited to read this fall?

 

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Tell Me Something Tuesday {11}

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

QUESTION:  Midyear Update: Favorite Reads, Goal Progress etc.

I don’t really set a lot of reading goals at the beginning of the year. I don’t like the pressure – reading is my escape, it’s not supposed to stress me out. I do, however, set a number goal on Goodreads, and it’s usually a really low one that I know is attainable. I’m definitely on track to meet my goal early.

Here are some of my favorite reads of the year, so far. I’m currently reading Beartown, and I have a feeling it will also be added to this list.

    

    

    

    

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are some of your favorite books so far this year?

 

Tell Me Something Tuesday {10}

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

QUESTION:  What are your picks for Summer 2018?

Here we go making lists I will never stick to! 😀 Actually, when I look back at my Spring post, I read more books from that list than I thought I would. Let’s see if I can do the same over the summer!

    

Tell Me Lies – because it sounds good and is getting some great reviews.

Good Luck with That – because I love this author’s women’s fiction books and have been anxiously waiting for this book to release.

How to Keep a Secret – because this is the author’s first women’s fiction novel, and I hope it’s as good as her romances.

The Dream Daughter – because I loved this author’s last book, and I’m hoping this one lives up to it.

Speakeasy – because I love this series. Every.single.book.

 

    

The Husband Hour – because it looks like the perfect summer read.

This Could Change Everything – because it’s been awhile since I read a Jill Mansell book.

Bear Town – because I’m determined to try this book again, since everyone loved it.

Paper Ghosts – because I loved this author’s last book, and despite the reviews being all over the place, I really want to try it.

Before I Let You Go – because I love the cover, and it’s getting rave reviews.

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

 

Tell Me Something Tuesday {9}

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

QUESTION:  What are some light, fluffy, feel good books you have read lately?

I like to read a lot of feel good books. They are a nice escape, and are sometimes needed to break up serious reads. Rather than list books, I’m sharing my go-to authors for a light and entertaining read.

Click on the name to be taken to their Goodreads profile.

Kristan Higgins

Sarina Bowen

Sarah Morgan

R. S. Grey

Christina Lauren

Sharla Lovelace

Vi Keeland

Sarah Jio

I enjoy ‘fluffy’ reads, as long as they aren’t cheesy and unrealistic. I want to be entertained while not rolling my eyes the entire time. 😀 What are some of your favorite authors for a fun, light read?

 

 

Tell Me Something Tuesday {8}

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

QUESTION:  How do you beat the winter blues?

Living in Ohio, winter can be a struggle. I only enjoy the snow around Christmas, and then I’m over it. There are some things I love about winter – cozy sweaters, leggings, scarves and boots, using our fireplace most evenings – but I could do without the freezing temps and shorter days. By February, I’m craving some serious sunshine. Our weather can be so bizarre – it was in the high 50’s yesterday – and today it’s dropping back down to the 30’s and supposed to snow.

I’m a big believer in self-care and think it’s especially important during the winter, when we find ourselves cooped up at home. For someone who would rather stay home than go out, I still find ways to beat the winter blues.

 

Running/Being Active – Probably the one thing I’d recommend the most is exercise. Even though it’s tougher to find the motivation during the winter, I am always glad I worked out when I’m done. My treadmill and I spend a lot of time together during these colder months.

Reading – Escaping into another world through books – my favorite pastime all year long. 🙂

Treat Yourself – Whether it’s a trip to the bookstore or library, meeting a friend for lunch, a treat from Starbucks or Dunkin, getting a manicure or pedicure – anything to improve your mood!

Get Out of the House – My husband and I have periodic date nights, we go out to dinner as a family, I take Sunnie to the movies – anything to get out of the house. Even quick trips to Target are helpful, although not so good for my bank account. 😀 This time of year dance competition practices start to increase, so Sunnie is very busy during the week/weekends – more than we are!

Healthy Eating – This is one I struggle with, especially around the holidays, but once the new year hits, I try really hard to focus on my eating habits. When I’m eating well, I feel so much better.

 

What do you do to beat the winter blues?