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    A Few Lessons I’ve Learned From My Grandmother

    My grandmother (everyone in the family calls her Nani) turned 93 yesterday — NINETY-THREE! I know people live to be much older than this, but as my only living grandparent, I’m pretty darn proud of her for sticking around this long. This isn’ my typical blog post, but I wanted to honor her in a way that I could look back on in years to come. Let me tell you a little something about my grandmother — she is strong, brave, kind, inspirational, and a spit-fire. She treats complete strangers like family, says exactly what is on her mind, and never says no to dessert. She’s survived 93 years full…

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    Books I Read in 2017

    Every year I make it my goal to read 50 books, and I have yet to reach that goal. But I did read 45 in 2017, and that’s pretty darn close. Keep reading to learn a little bit about the books I liked and disliked in 2017. 1. “Me Being Me is as Exactly as Insane as You Being You” by Todd Hasak-Lowy A young adult-novel I read while ringing in the new year. Hasak-Lowy tells a riveting coming-of-age tale entirely in lists. 2. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald I know it’s pretty unbelievable that I hadn’t read an American classic before I turned 22, but it’s not…

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    Goodreads: 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime

    100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime from Goodreads 47/100 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  2009 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  Spring 2017 Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 1984 by George Orwell  Winter 2013 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling  First Grade The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald January 2017 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White  Elementary School Little Women by Louisa May Alcott The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien  2015 Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury  2014/2015 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Animal…

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    Treasure Tuesday

    1. I am currently listening to the audiobook version of “Illuminae,” and so far I am loving it so much more than the actual book. 2. Find out what new book you should read this fall with this Buzzfeed quiz. I got “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. 3. 4. This is my second week of classes, and I’m already swamped with homework, extra-curriculars, and internship stuff. How is school going for you? Happy reading, Kimberly

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    Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Read in School

    Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! Since school has started/is starting (today’s my first last day of school ever), this week I’m going to be talking about my favorite books I read in school. This is going to range from elementary school all the way through college. Let’s get started! 1. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner These were some of the first books I remember reading in my reading groups in first grade. I would check them out in batches of five…

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    Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Still Need to Read

    Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! This week I’m going to be slightly embarrassed to list some of the books on my shelf that I haven’t read from before my blogging days. I’ve only been blogging for a little over a year now, so this shouldn’t be too bad. Let’s get started! 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Even though I’ve started it more times than I can count. 2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams It’s been daringly…

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    Treasure Tuesday

    1. I am currently reading “The Chronicles of Narnia” since I have never read them before. 2. I am home for the week! So I’m relaxing and catching up on work before school and my internship start up in the fall. 3. 4. The Olympics ended this past Sunday! What was your favorite event? Let me know in the comments below. 5. With school coming up nothing calms my spirit quite like a well organized notebook. Check out these aesthetically pleasing bullet journals from Buzzfeed. 6. Check out this adorable Border Collie puppy. It reminds me of my dog Bella! Happy reading, Kimberly

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    Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Recent Reads

    Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! This week is all about those books I’ve read recently that I just absolutely loved. I try not to “5 star” anything, because I know I’ll 5 star everything, so here are just some of my favorite recent reads. 1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein I read this book for my YA literature class, and it was such a surprising, amazing read. It’s set in Nazi-occupied France and takes a surprising twist at the end…

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    Treasure Tuesday

    1. I hope everyone had a great Easter (for those who celebrate it)! I made this adorable chocolate bark and the cutest cupcakes! 2. I am currently reading Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. 3. I am actually currently traveling back to school after a relaxing week at home with my family. I took my grandmother book shopping and she picked up three new favorites! Always share the love of reading with those around you. 4. 5. I have read 14 books so far in 2016! I’m really hoping to reach my goal of reading 50 books in one year! Happy reading, Kimberly

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    Top 10 Tuesday: 2016 Novels

    Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It’s a fun way for bloggers all over the Internet to connect and post the things they love about books. Today I am going to talk to you all about the book releases in 2016 I am looking forward to most. Let’s get started! 1. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin A young-adult novels that focuses on the tribulations of being a teenager and figuring yourself out, Garvin’s novel follows a teen who’s not quite sure who is he yet on his journey of discovery. 2. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp Nijkamp tells…