You've probably heard of the concept of selecting a word for the year, a way to focus your energy on some ultimate goal or feeling or idea. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I'm digging into the idea of it. Christine Kane wrote a cool blog post about it here, and breezing through … Continue reading 2017 – Personal Word of the Year?
Okay, y'all. I know this is a blog about the reading and writing of books. No one is telling anyone how to or how not to spend their money. If you borrow or trade books with friends, check out at the library, hit up the used book stores, the local bookstores, the big bookstores--that is … Continue reading And now for something completely different…
So what was tough, what was awesome, what surprised you? My proudest achievement this year was writing every single day, even if it was just 100-200 words on my phone. In previous years I allowed myself skip days and that really put the pressure on. But I found this year that I was motivated by … Continue reading Nano 2016 Review
I almost completely forgot about Wordnik until it came up in conversation today. Similar to online dictionaries it provides the definition to any word you look up, but it additionally gives users the ability to favorite, make lists, even sponsor a word! It also provides current examples of your word in question as it is … Continue reading Did you guys know about Wordnik?
Okay you guys, I seriously had no idea this was such a huge deal. I mean, I didn't know people were signing up and giving out prizes and and and -- it's all over the internet! Girlxoxo made the Master List #bookbloggers I decided which ones I thought I'd be able to successfully overlap. This … Continue reading Reading Challenges w Jobe
Yesterday night I attended a funeral. I wasn't directly connected to the person who passed; I was there to show my support for my friend who had been close to him. The person who died was only 34, the same age as me. It made me think a lot about time. I'm guilty of always … Continue reading Unfettered Friday w Jobe
Recently I came across someone new-to-me, and that was Tomi Adeyemi. She gives this advice about daily writing, and has lots of other good advice, too! Has anyone tried this writing app, Avo, from Nicholas Charriere? It's dated 2016 but I can't seem to find it at the app store on my iPhone. The description of … Continue reading Thursday Writers w Jobe
Everyone once in a while I like to draw attention to my favorite website for keeping track of book titles in the read, currently reading, and to-be-read pile: 50 Book Pledge. Plenty of people use GoodReads, and there's nothing wrong with that, but I prefer 50 Book Pledge because it has such a strong visual … Continue reading Drawing to a Close
As we near the end of the year and prepare to start fresh with new reading challenges and goals, it's not a bad idea to look back. I found A List of Must-Reads (2015) and A List of Must-Reads from 2016 from Bustle. What do you think? How many have you read? What additions or changes … Continue reading Wednesday Readers w Jobe