June TBR

I can’t believe it’s already June! It seems like just yesterday I was fretting about packing my house and moving. Even in summers I’m not moving (if I can remember such a time), I don’t read as much because I would

June Wrap-Up

Sorry for the slight delay on the June wrap-up. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! For me, the unseasonably cool and cloudy Iowa weather was a welcome change. This weekend we attempted one of the final and most procrastinated

Book Review – We're All Damaged

One of the perks of working downtown is proximity to the public library. A couple days a week I venture down there for lunch. I didn’t have anything to return or holds to pick up, I just needed to escape

Book Review – The Art of Being Normal

Last week I finished The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. I was motivated to read it to gain a better perspective on the transgender community, specifically trans* youth. There were some solid moments…and then there were clear reminders it’s young

Book Review – The More of Less

I like the philosophy of minimalism. In the spirit of my recent garage sale, I decided to read The More of Less by Joshua Becker. It definitely motivated me to de-clutter! However, that motivation was short-lived. After my garage sale

Book Review – The Gratitude Diaries

In April I had the privilege of attending the Iowa Women Lead Change conference. The organization works to promote women in leadership across the state. It was so inspiring to be in a room with 1100 professional, like-minded women! The

Review – Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye is not just another memoir; it explores the inner workings of a man with Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s is part of the larger cluster of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). John Robison’s story weaves

Books I Won't Read – My DNR

Recently I started reading fellow bloggers “Books I Won’t Read” lists. Here’s a lovely example: https://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/books-i-wont-read/ On an average day, I add at least 1-2 books to my TBR. The list gets longer, more daunting, and I know I will

Add Hate List to your TBR NOW

Maybe it’s because I work in education, am a mom, or gun violence and mental health are issues close to my heart. Or maybe it’s just because I’m human and remember the pains of adolescence. Either way, Hate List hit