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    My Current TBR Pile

    My TBR (to be read) pile towers over the reading lamp on my bedside table. I always want to read more than there is time in the day. That said, I keep growing the pile, while reading a bit before bed every single night. What’s on my current TBR pile? Well, here goes, and I’m breaking it into categories because I’m reading “for” a variety of different things: For The Great American Read Wuthering Heights I loved this in high school and am excited to reread it for this challenge. (And, OMG, it’s so cheap for an incredible read!) 1984 This one’s on my Kindle, and I’m honestly not excited…

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    Book Review: My Beloved World

    “There are no bystanders in this life…. Our humanity makes us each a part of something greater than ourselves.” — Sonia Sotomayor I recently finished My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and the third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. I can’t overstate this: Read it. Next. Finish what you’re reading now, then pick this up. Prior to digging in, I worried that it would be dry, that it would be a picture of her swift rise to the top with nods to adversity here and there. Why? Many books written by people in political power – and, yes, she’s in judicial power, but they’re so similar…

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    Book Review: A Creative Toolkit of Meditations

    Believe it or not (ha! I’m sure you believe it by now), I struggle with stress. I put a ton of pressure on myself, constantly over-schedule my days and weeks, and panic when I can’t complete all my “to dos” or meet all my goals. However, as I’ve gotten older and – not necessarily wiser – but maybe more mindful, I’ve been trying to integrate ways to manage and eliminate that excess stress. In theory, I’ve been interested in meditation for quite a long time. In practice, I just haven’t found a way to actually practice it. Everything I’ve read – from books to websites – and the online courses I’ve…

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    Are you on Goodreads?

    My idea of heaven: a comfy couch with a big pile of soft blankets, a mug of rich hot chocolate, a crackling fire, and a big pile of books to read! I love to read. It’s partly why I launched the dedicated book reviews section of this website. In the past, I’ve dabbled on Goodreads, but now I’m trying to keep up with it… writing and reading reviews, joining groups, and sharing on forums. Are you on Goodreads? Let’s connect!