3 Bookish Things Tag

Big thanks to Crystal over at Paper Royalty for tagging me to do the 3 Bookish Things Tag! If you haven’t already, definitely check out her blog for some great reviews and other fun content.

The rules of this tag are simple— go through each category and choose three answers for each. With that, let’s check out some books.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

The wonderful Dora over at Swift Coffee has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award. If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do. Not only does she write come amazing reviews herself, but she runs a feature every Monday highlighting new book releases and reviews for that week.

Thank you, Dora, for nominating me!

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

I was tagged by Mischenko from @ReadRantRockandRoll to participate in the Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag. Be sure to check out her blog for some incredibly thoughtful reviews and musings on books, movies, music, and a lot more. 

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This tag was created by Jenn @Jenniely with the purpose of finding out just how naughty or nice we all are with our book habits. Don’t worry. The results shouldn’t affect how many books you’ll be gifted this year. And hey, self-reflection is always good right before the end of the year, right? With that in mind, here we go:

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Give Thanks for All the Great Reads

Last month, I was tagged by the wonderful Mackey over at MacsBooks to showcase some of the books I’m thankful for this year. It’s a new tag created by Abbey from Three Cats and a Book just in time for Thanksgiving.

I’m more than a little behind.

So, for my sake, let’s pretend it’s still Thanksgiving. It’s never out of season to give thanks, right? Pop a turkey in the oven, ignore whatever football game is on TV, and curl up with one of these great reads.

You Turkey ~ a book that made you laugh

A Village Affair by Julie Houston is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time.

I’m Stuffed ~ a book that completely satisfied you

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield read like a tale woven specifically for me.

Pumpkin Pie ~ the book you are looking forward to reading next

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. Historical fiction? The Wizard of Oz? Perfect.

Go Team! ~ a book where you found yourself really cheering for a certain character

Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes. Everything was stacked against June Harper and her quest for the freedom to read.

Macy’s Day Parade ~ a book that’s always there waiting on the bookshelf to be read and you know you’ll get to it eventually

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. One day.

Traditions ~ a book you could/do reread every year because it’s so dang good

Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Two Oz-themed books in one list. Scandalous. But this is one of my favorites, and I pick it back up every year.

I’m Thankful For ~ a book that really helped you in life

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel for so many reasons.

2019 Library Love Challenge

Well, I told myself I would only participate in one reading challenge next year, but I should know better than to make a promise that would deprive me of books. Thanks to the wonderful Jonetta at Blue Mood Café, I discovered the 2019 Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

Some Guidelines:

  • Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join at any time.
  • Put up a post on your blog about the challenge or dedicate a shelf on Goodreads or LibraryThing.
  • Read at least 12 books from the library. There’s no maximum or limit, so keep those librarians busy.
  • All formats (print, e-books, or audiobooks, etc.) are welcome. If it came from the library, it counts.
  • No genre shaming here. Read whatever you want.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed, including re-reads. 
  • Use #LibraryLoveChallenge when sharing reviews, library pictures, etc.
  • There’s also a giveaway, if you need more incentive.


  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books 

I’m dedicated to my public library— got the MLIS, the cardigan, and everything. So I’m aiming for Library Card on Fire … We’ll see how this goes. Anyone else planning on over 60 checkouts next year? Sign up here.

Even if you don’t choose to participate in this challenge, be sure to support your local library in 2019 and beyond. And happy reading!

2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Since the wonderful Mackey over at macsbooks311 made this sound like so much fun, I thought I’d join in on my first reading challenge ever.

Passages to the Past has announced the 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, and the rules could not be simpler. All you have to do is read as much historical fiction as you want during the next year. All sub-genres count, and anyone is free to join. Since this isn’t a genre I’ve read much of, I’m hoping this will be a great way to diversify my reading piles.

Also, the reading levels you choose from have fun names, which makes my day:

20th Century Reader – 2 books
Victorian Reader – 5 books
Renaissance Reader – 10 books
Medieval – 15 books
Ancient History – 25 books
Prehistoric – 50+ books

I’m aiming for Victorian Reader. I don’t want over-commit, so five seems like a fair number.

So … Have you been using Wolf Hall as a doorstop? Got Alias Grace stuffed under your bed? Is Cold Mountain staring at you from the forgotten corner of your bookshelf? Excavate them, head over to the sign-up page, choose your level, and join me in a bit of reading.