Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is “Non-Bookish Hobbies”. I thought this would be a really fun way to get to know each other beyond books!

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Monthly Update: September!

I’ll admit, I’ve been lax in updating my blog lately. I miss writing here and all of you! So I decided to make a little reading/life update to keep everyone in the loop!

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Arrested Development: What to Do When You Stop Growing.

2020 has undeniably been a difficult year for everyone. Whether you’ve lost someone or been sick, whether you’ve been laid off or had to put plans on hold, had to take classes on zoom or graduate online, this pandemic’s effects have been far reaching.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

Hope everyone had a great week! Not much to report here. Mostly been reading, writing, watching movies, crafting and going for the occasional walk. I’d love to hear what everyone is reading and how they’re finding it!

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Love in the Time of Quarantweet

(*Title is a literary pun on Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. *)

Hello! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter or Passover and celebrated responsibly (ie: drinking too many mimosas in isolation on a Zoom call with your family or friends).

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Writing Rituals: Creating a Third Space.

Let’s cozy up together…and talk about…writing rituals.

You might ask yourself: what’s the difference between a ritual and a habit? Well, habits are things we do every day without thought – drinking water, brushing our teeth, tying our shoes. Through repetition, these tasks have become effortless. Unlike habits, rituals are not passive. Rituals require mindfulness. Rituals are a choice we make, over and over again.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

Good morning! It’s Monday once more. I don’t blame you if you’re not keeping track. The days are seeping into one another, coloring each other like bleeding watercolor. I normally have to be up at 3:30 AM for my morning shifts, but I haven’t set an alarm in weeks. Trying to keep a routine has been challenging to say the least.

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Ducks in the Trevi Fountain: What Covid-19 Can Teach Us About Life, Love and the World Around Us

We’ve all seen posts griping about long lines at the grocery store, hand-sanitizer and toilet paper shortages, resource hoarding and general lack of empathy and understanding. The news is no better. It’s a constant stream of anxiety-inducing updates on confirmed cases of COVID-19, death tolls, the plunging stock market and temporary closures or suspended services.

But perhaps the most surprising thing to come out of this – something the disaster movies missed the mark on – is the human ability to seek levity in the face of imminent disaster.

Warning: Long, picture-heavy post behind the cut.

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