National Coffee Day

Today is September 29th, which means a few things. It’s almost October. we are a full week into Autumn, and it’s National Coffee Day!

I don’t know about you, but my cup of coffee is an integral part of my morning routine. Continue reading


The Final Empire Review

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

While I’ve been waiting for certain books to become available at the library, I decided to pick up a series my husband has been harassing me to read for quite some time. The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. He gave me his digital copies of the audiobook and I started this one at the end of July. It was a quick book and only took me about 3 days to finish.

In a world shrouded in mist and ruled by imperialists, a small band of rogues decide it’s time for a change. Continue reading

Cinder Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I picked Cinder by Marissa Meyer for a few reasons. One, it fit the challenge category of a book written from a non-human perspective, and I wasn’t interested in reading a book from an animal perspective. And two, I have been wanting to read these books since I worked at Barnes and Noble, but I never got around to it. I am a sucker for the dystopian fantasy genre and this series did not disappoint. I found this book through Overdrive right after I started my new job, and it only took me a few days to devour this audiobook. Continue reading

Reclaim Your Time


It seems far past time for us to get back on track to finding our happy. This is part 4 of the Finding Your Happy series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

When last we spoke, I was encouraging you to Set Goals, Keep Quiet, and Crush Them.

It has certainly been a minute, so I think we could all use a refresher. On your quest to find your happiness you have to let go of your pre-existing expectations. You can’t compare your happiness, or success with others. These things look astronomically different from person to person. And, while we all have had expectations of where we would be by certain points in our lives, real life very rarely lives up to these dreams. Instead of just setting expectations and waiting for things to happen or to live up to them, set goals that you can strive toward. Continue reading

Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

This was a filler book, meaning I read it in between available challenge books, so it doesn’t easily fit into a category from my challenge. I chose it because I loved the Ender series by Orson Scott Card, and was in the mood for something similar. I have made it a mission to finish the extended series as well as the original Ender trilogy. Continue reading

September Fitness Challenge

Each month I create a new fitness plan. I love the challenge of creating something difficult but doable where I can measure my growth and I struggle with staying engaged in a fitness plan. Since we’ve been talking about challenging ourselves and goal setting I figured I would start sharing my monthly fitness plans as well. Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Review

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

For those of you who don’t know me, I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I try to reread the series every year. I have them on Audiobook and in Hardback. I have a dark mark tattoo and a long, involved story about how and why my Hufflepuff, peace-loving self ended up with the dark lords brand. Ask nicely, and maybe I’ll share it sometime. Continue reading