15 Years Later – In Memory of 9/11.

When 9/11 happened, I was six years old.  I was in my third week as a second grader and that is about all I remember regarding my life at that time.  I remember I got to leave school early.  I remember my mom wouldn’t let me turn on the TV.  I remember everyone whispering around me and my younger brother.

But I don’t remember IT.  It being the thing everyone was trying to keep hidden from us.  We weren’t allowed to know and the adults in our lives tried to preserve our innocence a little longer before they told us a few times, trying to keep us from fearing everything but still trying to get us to understand just how serious this was.

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Humans of Bookstores

I am so pleased to announce a new section to my site, entitled Humans of Bookstores.  This fun, new category will feature strangers and their stories from the bookstores I visit.

I decided that seeing as I take photos of books while I’m in bookstores…why not take photos of the people reading them as well?  They are obviously there for a reason and deserve to have their story told, just as much as the stories they’re purchasing.

I’m so grateful to every single one of the people that allow me to not only interview them, but to take a few minutes out of their day to talk to me about the books they love.  Reading is one of those things that bring people together and I’m so lucky to be apart of such an amazing community.

Not only will I be featuring their stories/quotes on this site, but I’ll also be featuring them on Facebook, InstagramTumblr, & Twitter as well.  Be sure to give us a follow there for the easiest way to be notified of new interviews!

Holiday Elfmas 2015

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This holiday season, I decided to do something a little bit different than my typical Elfmas giveaway that I host every month. I will still be keeping the book giveaway aspect I have been doing for 8 months now, but in addition to that I’ll be adding a TON of surprises to giveaway!

I’m so excited to share all the details with you of this amazing opportunity!  Continue reading to learn how you could win/receive one of the amazing prizes.  Here’s a hint – everyone can be a winner.  😉

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Break An Arm

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I’m a messy person.

I’m not good at making choices that will benefit my future, much less choices that will benefit me now.  But I am really good at convincing myself that the choices I’m making are the right ones at that moment.  

If I were on a debate team, I’m confident my side would win simply because when I tell myself something is the right idea, there is nothing I can do or say to talk myself out of it.  It’s the best option.

Trust me.

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Pulse It! Program – The Breakdown

Well, I know I explain what Pulse It! originally was at the beginning of Free Book Friday every week, but I realized you guys actually never got a full fledged breakdown of how I got into the program, or what books I received, so I figured now was as imagegood a time as any to really explain what Pulse It! was, what the perks and the downsides were and all that good stuff!

So to start off, every month I’d get a pretty cool package in the mail.  It was your typical mailer envelope, nothing special, except I was 13.  So um, hello, basically everything was pretty cool back then.

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