The End.

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Hey, friends. A couple weeks ago I shared how book blogging has changed how I read, in which I shared how it’s become harder to remember the books I read and how I’m trying to find blogging/life balance.

After thinking about it for some time now, I’ve come to the realization that this is the end of the road for me. I simply don’t have the time or energy to keep up with work, a baby, a house, and a life along with book blogging anymore. That said, it’s been a fantastic four and a half years – thank you to all the other bloggers who have made this a fun space to talk about books. I will miss you! For anyone looking to stay in touch, I’ll still be on Goodreads, or feel free to message me if you want to keep in touch via email.

Wishing you all the best. Happy reading!

Book Blogging Changed How I Read (and not for the best)

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I recently took a trip down memory lane and glanced back through the list of books I’ve read since I first started tracking my reading in late 2012. As I skimmed through the titles, something struck me. For the first few years after I began tracking my reading, I remembered something about every book, whether it was the plot, a character I particularly connected with, or a specific memory of reading the book. But as time passed, this happened less and less. And I wondered, how can I remember the books I read several years ago but not those I picked up more recently? 

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May Reading Wrap Up

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May seemed to both last forever and simultaneously spring by. It’s a big month in our house as it encompasses my wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. Normally this means a lot of meals out for us, but this year things looked somewhat different. We still celebrated with some special meals but just enjoyed them at home instead.

This month was also excellent for my reading life! Three of the books I read were so good they made my favorites list, which has never happened before. Let’s just drop the mic there and move on to see the books.

Ready to see what I read and reviewed?

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3 Books to Read if You Like And Then There Were None

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And Then There Were None is one of my all time favorite mysteries, and it makes the list of my favorite books as well. I’ve ready plenty of mysteries (and plenty of Agatha Christie books) in my day, but this particular book stands out in my mind. Not only was this the first “closed room” mystery I recall reading, but it was also one of the first times I wasn’t able to guess whodunnit. And it blew my mind.

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