Becoming an Essentialist

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less┬áby Greg McKeown stood on my nightstand for weeks. It was a nightly reminder of how I have been wanting to shift things in my life. It all comes down to this: “If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.” Our lives are filled with such informational clutter. Physical…

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The 2013 Project

In 2012, I read 85 books. Some were recommended by friends. Others I sought out. A few serendipitously crossed my path as I wandered around my local library. For 2013, I decided to do something different. I began asking a few of my particularly close friends for a short list of books that have influenced…

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The Crown of Embers {a giveaway}

A few weeks ago, a special package arrived in my mail box. In it was a sweet note from a friend and an advanced copy of The Crown of Embers, the sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. (This package was better than Christmas and my birthday, combined, and I spent…

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Unexpected Lessons

I think you can tell a lot about a person by what books line their shelves. But mine are deceiving. The truth is if I bought every book I read, I might not be able to afford food. You see, books are my addiction. Especially Young Adult novels. Especially those in the fantasy and sci-fi…

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