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International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day

I want to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s Day! Have you joined any feminist book clubs? Today I am featuring three feminist book clubs. Check them out! Book Riot just announced PERSIST, a...

Link roundup

Here is a Friday link roundup for your enjoyment. I can’t believe it’s March already! It is starting to look like Spring in Austin! I know I’ve been hard on the social media sites...

Should I delete my Facebook account?

I want to delete my Facebook account but I just can’t pull the trigger I’ve been listening to podcasts and reading about the evils of social media. I started asking myself: should I delete...

Friday Nonsense

I just really love this Photoshop fail. And what’s up with the glasses? Yes, I bought this product.

Log Off and Start Living

  In relation to my recent post on breaking up with your phone, I did remove Facebook from my phone. I also quit logging on to Facebook on my computer, both because it is...

T5W: Favorite Romance Novels

  Why is it that only women read romance novels? I never took psychology so I can’t even begin to answer the question. My husband wants to do the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge,...

Review: L’Appart

L’Appart By David Lebovitz Paris is such a beautiful city that fascinates so many Americans. We romanticize it and fantasize about living there. David Lebovitz is one American who has done so and been...

Book Review: How to Break Up with Your Phone

Book Review: How to Break Up with Your Phone Catherine Price A 30-day plan to break the addiction to your phone, focusing on positive outcomes and with a funny, chatty vibe. I just read...

Review: Our Native Bees

Our Native Bees By Paige Embry   A nonfiction account of North American native bee species that reads like a series of great long-form journalism pieces from National Geographic, this book covers interesting stories...

Review: The Yes Brain

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child By Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson “…[B]ehavior is communication. And problematic behavior is actually a message, where our kids...