Reading, Reading Wrap Ups

“Stalking Jack the Ripper” Series Wrap Up

As I mentioned in my May Reading Wrap Up, I recently finished reading the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. I started this series around the time when the first book came out in 2016, and then I was paused on it for a bit and read the last two books this year.… Continue reading “Stalking Jack the Ripper” Series Wrap Up


Planning to Travel Pt 2 – Being Intentional About Saving

Last week I talked about how travel doesn’t just happen. It takes planning, and intentionality. I shared a bit about how I learned about the importance of being intentional in planning and saving for travel if it is something that you are interested in doing. If you missed that post, I would recommend checking it… Continue reading Planning to Travel Pt 2 – Being Intentional About Saving


May 2020 Reading Wrap Up

If you’ve been around the book blog or Booktube world, for any length of time, then you will be familiar with wrap ups. They’re generally monthly, but they can be other frequencies as well - quarterly tends to be popular, as are end of year wrap ups. I’m not sure yet if I want to… Continue reading May 2020 Reading Wrap Up


I Would Love to Travel But… Being intentional about Travelling

There are so many reasons we can find for not travelling - I think highest on the list are often time and money. Sometimes it takes more than just wishing we had more money or infinite time. Sometimes we need to be creative in the ways that we plan time and save money for travel. In this, part one of a two part series, I take a look at how I learned to be intentional about planning to travel.

Reading, Reading Challenges, The Map of Genres, The World Map of Books

Mapping the Books – Reading around the World and Across Genres

I love the idea of seeing books and genres on a map. In the case of the genres. In this new series I’ll be mapping out the books I read to learn more about where I read the most about, and to challenge myself to read more widely around the world. I also want to map out the genres that I read. I know the genres I think I tend to gravitate the most, but I think it’ll be fun to see that mapped out and categorized more completely.

Reading, Reading Challenges

Reading Books from Each Year of My Life 1986-2020

On my birthday last year I set myself a challenge to read one book from each year of my life. Since it’s not looking like that’s going to happen by this year’s birthday, I am giving myself an extension. Here are the books that I have read so far.


Catching the Travel Bug: My Travel Story

A few weeks ago, I wrote about starting a travel blog in the time of a Pandemic. In that post, I talked a bit about why I wanted to start a travel blog, but didn’t really talk about how I discovered my love for travel. In my post about the connection between books and travel,… Continue reading Catching the Travel Bug: My Travel Story