Monday Musings

Hello dear book friends and blog readers!

Putting together these blog posts takes time; more time then you would think. I am a busy homeschooling, hard-working momma with kids in a lot of activities. Time has a way of passing by quickly when you’re in the trenches of motherhood.

When I started this blog, I thought I would be able to create a whole community of readers that use my reviews as a source for new books to add to their bookshelves.
Then, I realized that blogs are somewhat a thing of the past. Not many people read blogs regularly anymore and they may soon become as relevant as MySpace.

As I worked on growing my blog, I started an Instagram account and I discovered there is a ginormous, amazing, fantabulous community of bibliophiles there. I have had a lot more interaction and built many new relationships in the Bookstagram community. Despite it’s member size, it is as tight-knit a community as you can get on social media.

With all that, I am going to be moving my book reviews to Instagram. They will still have the same characteristics and I will still be giving a quality review of each book. However, it is easier and quicker to write up a review and post it on Instagram then it is to go through the blog writing process and getting a post ready to go. I will still have the reviews post to Facebook as well so you can find them either way.

I will give it a trial time to see how it goes, but I have high hopes that my reviews will do well there. When I post, I always use hashtags for the book, the author and the publisher so it will be searchable on Instagram. Or, you can just be sure to go on over and follow me on Instagram. 🙂 If you want to use Facebook to follow my reviews, you will need to mark my page so that it shows up in your newsfeed first so you don’t miss any of my posts.

Links to find me and my book reviews.
I hope to see y’all over there! 🙂

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Monday Musings

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I just got back from a super fun girls getaway this weekend. It was really nice to get away from “real life” for a bit and relax with some friends while feeding my inner nerd girl.
We actually had an agenda and a specific reason for the weekend and even though I went into it knowing I would probably not have any reading time, I of course packed 3 books in my overnight bag. I ended up only having time to read a single chapter. However, I never leave home without a book.

I am an introvert so after big weekends, full of fun and lots and lots of people, I often need a recovery day. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my time or have an absolute blast. It just tends to deplete my pitcher. In order to refill my pitcher, I have to have some alone time.

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Anyone relate?

So today I do not have many literary thoughts for you because I am in recovery mode.

To go with the theme of today’s musings, here is a list of books for my fellow introverts or for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of an introvert in their life.

10 Life-Changing Books for Introverts

Have you read any of these yet? Any other recommendations?

*If anyone is interested in my nerd girl weekend, you can follow me on Instagram as I will be posting pictures there.*