Books I Couldn’t Finish so far this year

I am always talking about books I loved, but never the ones I picked up but just couldn’t bring myself to finish. In the past that list was non-existent as I finished most books I started even if I disliked them. This year I made a conscious effort to spend my reading time only with books I truly enjoy: so my DNF (did not finish) list has grown tremendously from years past.

It doesn’t mean these books were terrible, it just means I didn’t jive with them or was ready to put it down before finishing. Because no book is for everyone I will share why I DNF’d but also share a rave review, and you can make up your own mind:Read More »

SNR featured on Trendy Simple Life

I had the pleasure of answering a few questions – with a few other bookstagrammers – about Instagram burnout for fellow book blogger Marcia over at Trendy Simple Life. Check out Marcia’s experience with Instagram burnout and how she recommends taking your power back!  feature image credit: Trendy Simple Life

Meet Marcia

I am lucky to call Marcia a friend. I’ve known her since 2008 and have spent the last 2 years attending Marcia’s monthly book club. She takes the most beautiful book photos and is my young adult genre guru. She writes very thoughtful reviews on all genres so I recommend you check her out!Read More »

Unique Blogger Award


Beautiful graphic designed by Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest!

I was nominated by the terriluvsbooks Blog for the Unique Blogger Award. If you haven’t checked her out before, you are in for a treat! Between her pop-up interviews (which are so fun, its like you are eavesdropping on a coffee klatch…well not eavesdropping because you’re obviously invited!) or Facebook Friday Nooner’s, she is a pro at creating ‘all things books’ videos. She offers a wide variety of book reviews for all readers and posts content on the regular. I aspire to brand my blog as well as she does hers! So, if you haven’t checked her out yet, do it! For this tag, I nominate:

1. Katiria @ Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews – we are both members of an FB group for Book Bloggers and she is one of the most supportive bloggers I know. She takes the time to connect and engage with all her followers and runs a sister site, La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books, that showcases Indie Authors. She keeps her content fresh and consistent and I always look forward to see what she is reading next.

2. Alison @ BusyCollegeBookworm – we recently did a buddy read together and it was wonderful having someone to read along with (especially since the story was super scary!). On her bookstagram account she is always making it a point to shout-out her followers and often shares her favorite photos from their pages. She is just lovely.

3. Kathryn @ Nose Stuck in a Book – she was one of my first followers and just the nicest and most supportive fellow book blogger. She is super artistic and very creative when it comes to her photos and reviews. Her realness shines through her posts.

Here are the questions you need to answer and then keep the fun going by tagging other bloggers.

  1. If you could interview ANY author (famous / not, Indie / traditional published), who would it be and why?
  2. What is your favorite part of blogging?
  3. What is one of your biggest goals for your blog?
  4. Do you have a blogger who inspires you to keep blogging? If so, who? And what about them inspires you?
  5. What was your favorite book as a child?

Now, for the main event: my answers!

Well hopefully you are still interested in reading further, I promise to inject as much humor as possible to keep you engaged. I am not a comedian, but I do believe I am #10outof10 (inside joke with friends, but hopefully you get the point, hehe).

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the SNR show!

1.  If you could interview ANY author (famous / not, Indie / traditional published), who would it be and why?

greatest-peter-pan-quotesWhat a question, I had to really think about this one if I was only to pick one. I chose J. M. Barrie, who wrote ‘Peter Pan’. I have a huge respect for Peter Pan, as I like to quite frequently say I suffer from Peter Pan syndrome. On my list of ‘deadly afraid of’ is heights, snakes, sharks, and growing up. Time feels like its moving faster and faster and I don’t like it! Whoa cowboy, hold your horses: there is no need to be in a rush (unless you are commuting in NYC then hustle people!).

2.  What is your favorite part of blogging?

Being able to throw my thoughts out into the universe and have people listen. Sometimes I feel like I may be talking to myself but when you hear from someone that they bought a book you recommended or have been inspired to read more, it makes all the effort so worth it. Plus, you meet so many cool people, I have read so many books I would never have picked up or even heard of without coming across my blogger friends’ reviews.

3.  What is one of your biggest goals for your blog?

At first I thought it would be to gain as many followers as I can, but I quickly discovered its not about numbers: engagement and conversation is where its at! My goal this year is to make my readers laugh and want to check in with me without getting that email alert that I posted a new post, but that they look out for what I am up to.

4.  Do you have a blogger who inspires you to keep blogging? If so, who? And what about them inspires you?

Everyone in my Facebook Book Bloggers Group! I am so lucky to have stumbled upon this group, I wouldn’t be having as much fun without them. Everyone supports everyone, regardless of preferred reading genre and I have learned so much about blogging in general – and still learning – from all of them. XO. Are you a book blogger too? Join us!

5.  What was your favorite book as a child?

Ok, this one was hard for me to think of. As a child I was more into watching old Disney movies and don’t remember that one favorite book. I loved Shel Silverstein ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’ and read practically every Disney Little Golden Book, but not one majorly stands out. My new self is very disappointed in my old self, but I think I have more than made up for my fair share of lost reading in my youth.  

If you read this far, well THANK YOU! If I could I would give you two gold stars. XO

I also wanted to thank Cassandra over at The Bibliophagist who nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! It is lovely to be recognized by peers you admire, and if you haven’t checked out her Versatile Blogger post – you must!

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