American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

"Some people light things on fire because they feel like they have to.” It had been awhile since I'd picked up some non-fiction reads, so I decided to participate in #NonfictionNovember last month and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy the genre. Additionally, I'm pretty far behind on my #BookoftheMonth selections and I'd really like … Continue reading American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship

From my earliest memories, I always wanted to be a teacher. I had one aunt specifically that I aspired to be like. I would stand in my basement with my very own chalkboard and pretend to teach my students (who were really just my collection of stuffed animals). I could do it for hours on … Continue reading Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship

Time to start your holiday shopping with JORD Watches!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. I received the product in exchange for my thoughts, opinions, and influence; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I admit: I'm not a huge fan of wearing a watch. I find them big and clunky and obnoxious. The frustration lies in the fact that … Continue reading Time to start your holiday shopping with JORD Watches!

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

What did I learn about my personality after reading Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything? That I hate learning about personalities. (#sorrynotsorry #unpopularopinion) I have spent so much time trying to figure out my personality, so I thought this book would be the perfect match for me. I … Continue reading Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

#NonfictionNovember continues with Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime. I have to admit, I went into this one with a completely inaccurate general idea of what the book was about. I'm not sure how, or why, I misunderstood the premise of the story (I blame Doubleday for the marketing and … Continue reading Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime