It’s that time of year…NYT book list season

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So excited for the New York Times top 10 on Monday. But, in the meantime, a list of 100 books from the year.

Welcome one and all to the list that makes me gush, rush to multiple bookstores and publish Amazon lists in the hopes that one or two of the people who would like to purchase me Christmas gifts will take a peep at the list and purchase me one of these gems. I also LOVE the satisfaction of going through the list and seeing which books I’ve already read. OK, so I’m getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.

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Reading: Solo or group activity?

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I’m rethinking my stance on reading as solely an isolated activity

Recently, I was scrolling through Instagram and interacting with bookish hashtags and I came across a photo that showed a mom and her son reading together. The story I told myself about this photo is that they were in their living room, enjoying a cozy afternoon together, when this woman’s son, seeing his mom reading, decided that this is a good activity, made himself cozy and pulled up his own book. I commented on the photo #momgoals, because dear lord yes! 

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Music to my ears

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Nonfiction audiobooks make my walks more interesting (and productive)!

Audiobooks have found a resurgence in my pandemic days. I find time to listen to them while I’m on my almost daily walks and, surprisingly, as I’m drifting off to sleep. Did you know that your smart speaker can read to you? It’s been the best discovery ever! I hook my iPhone up to my Echo 2, and then play from my chosen audiobook through Libby, which I use to borrow audiobooks from the library. Libby has a sleep timer, which I’ll utilize, as does Alexa, simply ask her to set a sleep timer for however long you choose. It’s such a throwback move, and also a very calming way to go to sleep!

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