Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

Favorite 6 Books Read in the Last 6 Months

Each year I set a goal to read 50 books. I reached 32 this week. So I’m ahead of my goal and have most of the summer to go still. I thought I’d share my top 6 books of the last 6 months. Looking for a summer read? Check out my my list. Please note this post contains affiliate links. See disclosure policy for details.   My 6 Favorites Reads in the Last 6 Months 1. The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow I love stories set during World War II. This story goes back and forth between 1940s and modern Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

12 Quotes on Writing to Inspire You

Lately, I’ve been having trouble staying motivated to write. My life has been busy with my kids’ end-of-school activities, my daughter’s high school graduation, family visiting from out of town, and our family vacation to Disneyland. But I’ve set a goal to write two posts per week this summer, and I need some inspiration to make my goal. Inspirational quotes are one of my favorite ways to motivate myself. I  started collecting some quotes on writing and I thought I’d share them. People write for a variety of reasons. Some write because they have a point of view that they Read More

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Happy Father’s Day and Thanks Dad

Years ago, when I was in high school, I was asked to write an essay about someone who was a major influence on me. Someone I looked up to. I worked hard on the assignment. My essay was chosen to be read that year at the senior banquet. I believe I won a small scholarship too. The essay was about my dad. It’s been more than 25 years since I wrote that essay and I can still remember some of the points I made. That’s probably because my dad’s influence was so big and so important that I still feel Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

For the Love of Books and Mom: 12 Literary Quotes for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. Regardless of our current status in life, we can all celebrate the day because without our mothers we wouldn’t be here. Thanks  Mom! I love books. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. There are currently more than 10 books waiting for me on my nightstand. My mother is not a book lover like me. I got that trait from my dad. Thanks Dad!  It’s probably not a big surprise that I also love words, quotes, and sayings. In fact, I collect them. Check out my Pinterest quote boards here. I’m also a mom. Sometimes Read More