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What to Read Now: Fall 2016
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Fall isn’t even here and already it’s been the start to what’s shaping up to be a BUSY season—primarily because Nick and I are gearing up for our trip to ICELAND! For the first time in recent memory, I’ve set aside fiction for guidebooks because of the amount of planning I’m putting into this epic adventure of ours. Hope to write about the experience on the other side, but for now—and until I can dive into them—here is my latest round of picks of what I want to read this season, curated for The Effortless Chic!

What to Read Now: Fall 2016

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What to Read Now: Summer 2016

Another season, another What to Read post for Jen over at EffortlessChic.com. As quiet as I’ve been on the blog, the great news is that it’s in large part the result of having finished my second manuscript (which is now out with some critique partners/beta readers for that revision stage that is both so painful and necessary and wonderful all at once). My hope is to pick back up with some content here now. I’ve got an essay coming out …

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Breaking Down My Reading Habit

Only in the last few years have I thought of myself as a “fast” reader. As I post short reviews about the books I read in my Instagram feed (and longer versions on my GoodReads), I field the same question again and again: How do I find the time to read? Often I come back to the same answers: “Here and there,” or “I always have a book on me,” or “I guess I’m a speed reader?” But recently I …

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My Pledge to (Try and) Love Poetry

Not sure how many of you know April is National Poetry Month—an observance one publication deems “necessary because, for various reasons, most people don’t read much poetry.” Amen to that. Of the tens of thousands of hours I’ve devoted to reading, very few of them have been dedicated to verse. Case in point: My husband the other day, randomly: “April is the cruelest month…” Me: “What’s that from? That’s some famous line isn’t it?” Him [smacking his forehead]: “T.S. Eliot? The Wasteland?!” You got …

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