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…

Rachel’s Best Books of 2018

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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.…

The Recents: 3 March 2014

HOW IS IT MARCH ALREADY?  Yes, angry capital letters.  This year is going by swiftly.  Here is your weekly dose of all things aralacarpenter: Music:  Randomness!  "Hospital Bed Crawl" by The Hush Sound, "When The Darkness Comes" by Colbie Calliat, "One Direction, Justin Timberlake, and "Oh, Calamity!" by All Time Low.  They were just performing…