So here’s the deal. I’m super Type A. I love to plan ahead. I don’t love surprises (unless I’m throwing someone else a surprise party!). So I was as surprised as anyone when, out of the blue, I booked a trip to Japan for 10 days.
Have you been wondering where my January book reviews are? Yeah, me too. I did a fair amount of reading in January, but not quite enough to finish any one book.
To be honest, I’ve had a hard time convincing myself to do much reading lately. I feel more like going out with friends, watching TV, or working, rather than curling up with a book. So this wasn’t a month for extra-long literary works. Instead I gravitated toward easy reads that just kept me turning the page.
As a huge Parks and Recreation fan, Galentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. For those of you who are new to this holiday, I’m going to let Leslie Knope, inventor of Galentine’s Day, break it down for you.
Did you know we’re just wrapping up National Soup Month? I suppose if I’m being honest, every month is National Soup Month as far as I’m concerned. But in January, I’m not the only one celebrating. With the weather cold and gross across most of the country, it makes sense to celebrate soup at this time of the year. If you have the right recipe, soup is a nutritious, filling, and easy-to-make meal, all in one bowl. And you better believe I have the right soup recipe for you today.
I’ve been a total bookworm my whole life. There are few things I find as relaxing as curling up with a great book and tuning out my surroundings.
When I go through periods where I don’t read very much, I feel less interesting as a person. It’s all too easy to get sucked up in watching TV, reading magazines, listening to podcasts — everything except reading books. So a few years ago, I set a goal for myself of reading at least 52 books per year. I don’t always meet that goal, but I’m competitive even with myself, so it helps for me to have a goal.
Friends are always asking me for book recommendations, and I love sharing what I’m reading, so here’s are book reviews of everything I read this month.