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What I've been up to and why I blog...

Hello everyone! I hope everyone's weekend has been well, luckily I had a three day weekend instead of the usual two! I really needed that extra day, as I'm getting over a stubborn cold. I'm not sure if I told you all or not, but I work a LOT of hours September through December.

Tonight I am finishing up reading Lord Fenton's Folly, my review will be posted
on October 3rd! It's been really fun reading it, plus Carla over at Lipstick & Mocha just read it, so I get to chat with her tonight about it! We're planning on doing a review together, I have no idea how that looks but I'm sure it will be fun!

The reason I wanted to write this post was because I just finished watching Magic Beyond Words, The JK Rowling Story. (This movie is on Netflix instant!) My husband and I watched it, he's not a big reader but he really enjoyed it. I am still trying to talk him into reading the series, in my opinion the Harry Potter books are even for people who don't read very often.

I highly recommend watching this movie slash documentary. JK's story is so inspiring, it's amazing how far she came and the struggles she went through before becoming a huge success. I think everyone can become "bogged down" with our daily struggles or mundane tasks. This lifetime movie was really refreshing and I recommend watching this if you are in need of a "boost" or reminder that you can achieve anything in life if you are willing to work towards it and hang in there for the long haul!

Alright, so I know the title says "why I blog", so I guess I'll get to the point. I blog because....

  1. I LOVE reading- I guess this goes without saying but I'll say it anyway. Reading enriches people's lives so much, and I am always happy to spread the word about great books. Books can really make a HUGE difference in our lives, and I believe there is a book out there for everyone, I want to help you find it! 
  2. Connecting with other passionate readers/bloggers- There's nothing like connecting with fellow readers & bloggers. I find it's hard (not impossible) for me to find other's in my daily day-to-day life who have the same interest as me, so connecting with you all is super fun & exciting!
  3. Writing- For me blogging is my creative outlet, I know I haven't been blogging very long (since June 2015) but I feel enlivened and energized when I blog! In the past if I worked a lot of hours I'd feel super tired, now I have something fun & exciting to look forward to! I may not be very good at it (YET) but I believe practice makes perfect! 


  1. Omg hi, that's me! :D Haha that one's going to be an awesome review, I just know it :)
    I knew about that JK Rowling movie, I found it one day on TV but haven't watched the whole thing yet :( I hope you get your husband to read the series, Harry Potter is what got me into reading when I was younger :D

    Lipstick and Mocha

    1. Hi Carla! :) Umm... the review will be really good, it was so much fun chatting with you!
      If I can't get my husband to read the first book I may see if he'll listen to the audiobook.

  2. That Jk Rowling movie is on my list to watch! Good to know you liked it! Sorry about the cold, feel better soon. :)

    1. Angel...yes, I'm sure you will really enjoy the movie! I'm crossing my fingers that I'm over my cold, I thought I was once then got sick again. :(

  3. I am so glad to hear that you have been enjoying that documentary. I am actually someone who hasn't finished the whole HP series yet and I am not sure if it is something I will like because me and the first three books were only okayish. But I am sure a lot of fans will be loving that! As for the reasons why you blog, I love them! I know I share them all <3 Connecting with other bloggers and readers as well as LOVING reading is a big part of things!


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