My 2012 and 2013 Reading Lists {And the New Weekly Reads Book Club!}

Although I started out strong at the beginning of 2012, reading 2-3 books per week, my final book count was “just” 78 books read. We really invested more energy and time in our structured school time this school year, and I’m in the middle of launching a few new projects, so my reading time got […]

On My Bookshelf {September & October 2012}

I’m really excited about my brand new Kindle Paperwhite, which arrived yesterday! I got my first Kindle almost four years ago, and I loved it, except I found it difficult to read on at night because I hated using an external light. I then switched to an iPad, which was quickly claimed by our children […]

On My Bookshelf {July & August 2012}

My reading habits have been “off” for the past couple of months. Not only have I read less because of family activities, travel and working on the Easy Homemade ebook and launch, but I seem to have picked a lot of duds or difficult reads as well. I don’t like to not finish a book […]

On My Bookshelf {June 2012}

Last month I mentioned that I was stuck in a bit of a reading slump, not really finding any books that felt like they were worth my time and attention in the past couple of months. Fortunately, I seem to be coming out of that slump by turning to the good ol’ classics (which are […]

On My Bookshelf {April & May 2012}

Can I be honest? I’m in a bit of a reading slump. I’ve read so many really, really good books over the past year, both fiction — The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Giver, Graceling, Yellow Crocus — and non-fiction — Grace for the Good Girl, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, In Defense of Food– […]

On My Bookshelf {March 19, 2012}

Last week I caught up with my January & February book list, and today I’m sharing the books I’ve read so far in March! I’m still averaging 2-3 books per week, less on especially busy weeks or when trying to meet a deadline, although I find myself less enamored with reading in general and more […]

On My Bookshelf {January & February 2012}

Confession: I procrastinated on this post at the end of January and again at the end of February because I have a new feature I’d love to roll out soon, and I was sure I was going to get to it soon. But obviously I haven’t. So, I’m going to go ahead and post January […]

Giveaway: The Guardian Duke {Inspirational Regency-Era Novel}

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Hope (esterest@…)! I’ve found myself in a bit of a reading funk recently — the free books on my Kindle just aren’t calling my name the way they used to, and in turn I’ve been reading more nonfiction than fiction. I love historical romance, though, and I […]

The Busy Mom's Guide to Finding Time to Read

One of the most common questions that friends and readers alike ask me is, “How do you find time to read so much?” Despite the fact that I work full-time and homeschool our girls, I still read 8-10 books per month. It sounds like a lot — and I think it’s important that you remember […]