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Read Good Books

My favorite book quote EVER is from Mark Twain - The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. So so so good. I feel like Mark is giving me the "shame on you" side eye if I'm not pushing myself to carve out time to read.     When I haven't been reading I feel the lack. I feel it in my bones. It's like there's an itch in my brain that needs to be scratched. I need the new thoughts, the rich sentences, I need the fuel for my own creativity.     I need to learn and grow. When I'm not reading it's almost like my health suffers in similar ways to when I'm not taking care of myself physically... I am a very sensitive person who finds it almost impossible to maintain balance in life! But I do need to stay hydrated. I do need to get adequate sleep, even if that means maintaining my unapologetic title of "professional power napper." I need to talk to my friends. I need to eat nourishing food. I need to

5 Books as Rich as Dark Chocolate

You know how sometimes you greedily snarf down a bag of M&M's and hope no one is watching you? But sometimes you sip on some red wine and slowly nibble and savor a nice square of dark chocolate? Books can be like that.  For me at least! Sometimes I binge read my set of the Twilight novels... which some in the literary world would call "junk food," but I love nonetheless! (Full disclosure, I'm 100% Team Edward and yes I'm almost 30 and no I don't care.) But sometimes. Sometimes I read a book and the words, phrases, concepts, or imagery just beg to be chewed on.     Those are the "dark chocolate" books.  The ones that I underline favorite sections in. The ones I beg my buds to read so we can gush to each other about who amazingly rich and complex they are! The ones I reread over and over again. So think of this as me giving you a list of a couple favorite types of dark chocolate bars. I hope you read them and I hope you get as many

Local Event | Corning Library | Spring Book Sale

  Hey Corning folks! Don't miss out on some fabulous deals at the library's Spring book sale this week! It started yesterday and ends May 7. Here are the details from their website: The sale starts Saturday April 30 with a members only day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nonmembers can join at the door: $5 for an individual and $10 for families. Sunday May 1 hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday is 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday May 7 is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Discounts will deepen each day. The final day will be a bag and box day. Fill one for a set price. Cash and checks only, please. There will be more than 30,000 items from which to choose. From paperbacks to hardcovers and the occasional rare book, shoppers are sure to leave the sale happy. Proceeds benefit the Southeast Steuben County Library. The East Corning Fire Hall is located at 11873 E. Corning Rd.   The final day is always my favorite because there are

New Favorite Book | The Book Thief

{Alright you know how this works but just a reminder, any amazon links you see in this post are affiliate links. By clicking on them, you help me bring home some more bacon, at no extra cost to you! You don’t even have to buy what I’m blathering on about, but if you buy anything at all, you are helping support this blog and this business. THANK YOU!}   My friend and I were talking about books the other day. We frequently swap favorite titles. Anyways she used a phrase that I just ADORE and am totally stealing... she said that some books are like dark chocolate. They have a depth. You chew on them more. You savor the complexity. So... my set of Twilight novels? Junk food. Delicious junk food. There's a place for all kinds of reading! ;-) No shame in indulging every once in awhile. But back to the good stuff.. I couldn't get that phrase out of my head, and I want to share a really amazing "dark chocolate" type book with you today. I just finished it last