Five Star Books of 2021

21 Five Star Books of 2021: Best of the Best!

There is nothing like the end of a new year and beginning of another. A time to sit down and reflect on the culmination of another 365 days around the sun, and realize, a bit frantically, that we haven’t come close to completing our 2021 goals. Anyone else? Or just me? 🙂 And though I …

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The Best Enemies To Lovers Books

Ahhh, enemies-to-lovers. What a trope. It’s a gold standard for a reason. There’s nothing more delicious than a fiery and passionate anti-meet cute that turns out to be a big misunderstanding. What is a trope? Oxford Languages defines a trope as: -a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression. -a significant or recurrent …

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Books To Inspire The Travel Bug

Y’all. I was so excited to put together this blog post. A while ago my husband and I were up in the mountains for an event and as we were driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway listening to a playlist with the top down, I had an epiphany. via GIPHY The Need to Travel I …

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Mid-Year Goal Review For Your Bookish Life And Beyond

It’s July, Y’all! How in the world is it already halfway through 2021?!  Time feels like it is speeding by as evidenced by my giant tomato plants- they are already growing past my six-foot-tall posts!  I’m already getting a few purple tomatoes ripening that I’m thrilled to try! Recently I read this fantastic blog by …

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Best Books for June

Best Books Of The Month: June 2021

Whew, life sure does come at you fast! Doesn’t it? In April I quit my job, and in June, Alice put in her notice and just had her last day at work.  On top of that, I am now moving to… drumroll, please… WALES! Cardiff specifically. There are a lot of big things happening in …

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Best Books Of The Month: May 2021

It’s SUMMER!!! (Summer officially starts Memorial Day weekend, feel free to argue with me in the comments for all you people that are convinced it doesn’t start until June ) After a random frost that led to the great tomato massacre of 2021 (Darn you, Colorado weather!), I purchased new tomato starts from my favorite …

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Best Books Of The Month: April 2021

I sit writing our “Best Books of April” surrounded by my lovely Alchemy Bookshop co-conspirators IN PERSON for the first time in over a year and a half. I have never appreciated more the ability to experience the simple pleasure of being able to hug and laugh with some of the people I love best …

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12 Amazing Tapestry Weaving Books for Beginners!

Let’s talk about Tapestry Weaving for beginners. I don’t know about you, but the last year was certainly a time for new hobbies. I’ve been harboring a house plant obsession the last few months and have officially run out of space for any new plant babies.  In addition, I’ve been having this strong desire to …

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Summer 2021 New Book Releases

27 New Book Releases for Summer 2021

Who is excited about summer?!?!? ME ME ME ME! I sit here writing, staring at the snow coming down and wishing it was summer already. I know that I choose to live in a climate that gets an insane amount of snow every year, but each February I start dreaming about the ability to walk …

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