What I have learned writing a book

What I have learned writing a bookI know this blog was to be about my learning journey as I recorded my travels to new discoveries. But the blog has taken a backseat to all the learning that I’ve been doing. I promise I will get back to it. Since I started this blog, I have graduated from the University of Wyoming, taken on a new job, traveled across the country and moved into a new home, started a new business, and started writing a book. A lot of learning has happened along the way. Let me take a moment to catch you up on one learning project—the writing of my book, The Power of Reading. Read more

Come Join Me on a Reading Challenge or Two

Come Join Me on a Reading Challenge or TwoAnne at Modern Mrs. Darcy has created two very interesting reading challenges: one for fun and one for growth. After having participated in her 2016 reading challenge, I am excited to participate in this one. I am accepting both challenges along with setting a 50 book reading goal in Goodreads. I want to encourage you to join me. You can do one or both of the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenges or join me in a Goodreads challenge. Read more

2016 was a Great Year for Reading!

2016 was a Great Year for Reading!Based on previous review posts, I am at least a month ahead of schedule for this post. For me, 2016 was a great year for reading. I signed up for and successfully completed two reading challenges: Goodreads and Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge. The list of books I read in 2016 helped me see the world just a little differently as well as provide me with some great strategies for engaging with the world.  Read more

Do you have a library card? Great time to get one

Do you have a library card? Great time to get oneEver since I could remember, I have loved libraries. I love everything about them. I love what they stand for and the services they deliver. According to the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans feel that libraries are providing the resources they need. Yet, there are still a significant number of people who are not aware of all the services that libraries provide. This is a great time to visit your library because it is Library Card Sign Up Month. Here are some of the services available through the Lakewood Memorial Library and the New York Public Library. Read more