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Barnes & Noble 2018 Discover Awards

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What have you been reading? January Edition

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Reading? Like it’s a challenge…my 2019 Reading Women challenge

Rachel truth: I hate being told what to read. Maybe it is because I spent a LONG time in college and was made to read many things I was not interested in (to be fair, it's also how I discovered some new favorite authors like Chinua Achebe and Emily Brönte). It could be because I…

Best Christmas Gifts of 2018

I love Christmas. The lights, the decor, the food, the emotions...all of it. But my absolute favorite part of Christmas is the gifts. I love buying gifts, receiving gifts, and trying extra hard to get that perfect little something for those I love. I like gifts - sue me. I never worry about the gifts…

What Have You Been Reading? December Edition

It may have been mentioned that I read a ridiculous amount of books. Once or twice, right? I make a goal to read 100 books each year (and sadly, I am falling short this year. No one is more disappointed than I am). The library is one of my favorite places to write and wander.…