The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

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Browsing Barnes and Noble last year, I spotted The Girl He Used to Know on the shelves. The cover held a certain familiarity because I’d seen it filling up my Instagram feed for months. The cover, a watercolor of a woman facing away, is pretty and captivating. Alas, I bought the book and then it gathered dust on my shelves. I wanted to pick it up, but I just never did. Using the Libby app, I got the audiobook and listened to it on my commute. The story was captivating, and I immediately felt bad that I had never picked up the book. This seems to be a theme lately, so I’m glad audiobooks force me to get through books I’ve wanted to read but haven’t picked up. Continue reading “The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves”

Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

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Nonfiction is having a moment in my life. With Nonfiction November over, I’m a bit sad to report I only read one nonfiction book. However, seeing as November was a terribly slow reading month (I only read two books!), I’m happy that I at least read one nonfiction book. I used to read exclusively fiction, warding off nonfiction like it was an evil spirit. Still, I find myself gravitating toward nonfiction more than I ever have, and I wanted to share my thoughts about Wild Game, the memoir I finished over the weekend. Continue reading “Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur”

Book Buying Freeze: Why I’m Doing It & Exceptions

Book Buying Freeze: Why I’m Doing It & Exceptions

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Over on Instagram, I’ve mentioned many times that I am currently on a book buying freeze. I am not buying new books for the foreseeable future because, quite frankly, my TBR stacks in my apartment are out of control. I wanted to write this post for a few reasons, but mostly I was inspired to share why I’m on a buying freeze even though I recently started a bookstagram recently. I also wanted to share why I think it’s important to stop buying books periodically and read what you already have. I also want to transform my book buying habits and stopping all purchases for a period of time gives me the space to come up with more thoughtful goals. Continue reading “Book Buying Freeze: Why I’m Doing It & Exceptions”