Stacking the Shelves (4/9/16)

It's been a big week for books in our house! As I look at all of these new books on our shelves, I know I haveĀ to writeĀ aĀ Stacking the ShelvesĀ post! First, my team and I received copies of professional development books at work. We've been waiting for these titles to arrive for quite some time, so … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves (4/9/16)

Stacking the Shelves (2/27/16)

Stacking the Shelves is an idea hosted by Tynga's Reviews,Ā and it isĀ "all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of courseĀ ebooks!" … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves (2/27/16)

Recent Reads: Jan/Feb 2016

In honor of #ShelfieWednesday, I've taken aĀ "shelfie" of my recent reads, numbers 4 through 8 for theĀ #SixtyBooks in 2016 Reading Challenge: 4. A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by Clayborne Carson and Kris Shepard 5. Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave 6. The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike … Continue reading Recent Reads: Jan/Feb 2016

#SixtyBooks in 2016: End of January Check-In!

Ā  Time flies when you're reading having fun! Our first month of reading together is almost up.Ā Laura and I are thrilled to be in such great company readingĀ #SixtyBooks in 2016! As we near the end of the first month of this challenge, almost 300 people completed the online form, nearly 50 people have joined the … Continue reading #SixtyBooks in 2016: End of January Check-In!

Pen holders from Fenice

At the end of last year (for the last 100 days to be exact), I paid extra attention to the material "things" in my life that brought me happiness (all the while being veryĀ careful to get rid of anything that didn't directly bring me happiness) and documented those things forĀ the #100HappyDays project. The exercise was … Continue reading Pen holders from Fenice

Book Review: One Word (That Will Change Your Life)

I believe that words are powerful, and so the practice of selectingĀ a word, just one word, to shape an entire year makes perfect sense to me.Ā It's clear I'm not alone in this thinking, because soĀ many people areĀ taking on thisĀ practice in 2016, largely because of the popular book, One Word by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and … Continue reading Book Review: One Word (That Will Change Your Life)

Nonstories (and Reflecting on the Last Few Reads of 2015)

SEASONAL READING I think it's a lot of fun to read books during the time of year that they take place or when the topic is timely. For example, I like to read spooky stories or books like Dracula around Halloween and books set at the beach in the summer. For the last few years, I've been making … Continue reading Nonstories (and Reflecting on the Last Few Reads of 2015)