Road Trip Stop #4: Portland, OR… I mean, Estacada, OR

This was our shortest stay. We spent 2 days and 2 nights at the Milo McIver State Park. This was another state park we came to so Jacob could play disc golf. It’s only about 40 minutes from Portland, so I couldn’t complain. The property itself wasn’t my favorite. It was very much a campgroundContinue reading “Road Trip Stop #4: Portland, OR… I mean, Estacada, OR”

March 2022 in Books

When I think of the books I read in March, “random” is the first word that comes to mind. One of them has been on my TBR (to be read) list for ages. Two of them I waited in anticipation for. Two of them I had no idea what I was getting into before IContinue reading “March 2022 in Books”

January 2022 in Books

Last year, I had a book goal in mind. I had wanted to really start reading again, like I used to so many years ago. I thought I’d start small. 20 books for the entire year sounded extremely reasonable. I ended up reading 50. I wrote about my reading hiatus late last year, when IContinue reading “January 2022 in Books”

My Reading Journey and Why Book Bullies Are the Worst.

This is my perfect rainy day: Me, on the couch, curled into a burrito blanket. A lamp, providing the perfect amount of light in the dim, sunless day. A cup of tea, freshly brewed next to me. The sound of the rain on the roof and windows. Incense burning, creating an intoxicating and welcoming smellContinue reading “My Reading Journey and Why Book Bullies Are the Worst.”

Friday Favorites: Book Biographies

I know that the following information will be a complete and utter shock to you. You’ll wonder, “Do I even know Lauren? Who is this person? How did I not know this about her?” I assure you that it’s a frequent conversation that I have with myself. I love reading. I know. Crazy world we’reContinue reading “Friday Favorites: Book Biographies”