My December TBR

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I wanted my December TBR to capture exactly how December feels to me. As we are closing out the year, I thought it may be apt to close out a couple of series that I have yet to finish.  Also, I really wanted to include at least one reread and one holiday-themed book. All of these books are smack dab in my favorite genres. They make me want to curl up under a blanket with a mug of hot cocoa…

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The Hammer of Thor Review

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I just finished book two of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series by Rick Riordan, The Hammer of Thor. I love basically every single thing that Rick Riordan writes. More than that, I am currently obsessed with Norse mythology. Like his other works, Magnus is the son of a Norse god Frey. He has to deal with various gods (who mess with his life), he has to go on quests to fix the god’s mistakes, and he has to…

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My September TBR Pile


I kept my September TBR Pile on the small side this year, so I can actually get through it. I said the other day on Instagram that during summer I tend to read YA romances that are fluffy and heartwarming. However, when Autumn rolls around I read moodier books and lean toward high fantasy and books that require me to think. I also usually read a YA book about a girl who studies abroad. I think it reminds me of…

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My Ultimate Granola Recipe


If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know how obsessed I am with smoothie bowls. I eat them quite regularly. On top of my smoothie bowl I typically just put granola because I am not very good at keeping fresh fruit in the house. What you all probably don’t know is that I make my granola myself. I modified a recipe out of the Skinnytaste Cookbook. She also has a similar recipe here that is delicious in the fall. I modified…

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Your struggle, your story


Your story is defined by the struggles you face and how you move past them. My biggest struggle often appears around my birthday. For those of you who don’t know me, I really hate my birthday, for many reasons. When I was younger, my birthday signaled the end of summer and the start of the school year. The sudden death of a grandfather marred my 18th birthday. Every subsequent birthday vividly reminds me of that phone call and then I spiral…

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