2022 Reading: A Year In Review

I Read 100 Books in 2022 2022 was an amazing year of reading for me. I created and participated in the 2022 Reading Challenge. I read a total of 100 books in 2022. I consumed over 30,000 pages. I read 95 new-to-me books. I found a new top 10 favorite author. I discovered that I... Continue Reading →

December 2022 Book Update

It's the end of the year and that means this is the last monthly book update for 2022! It has been a wonderful year full of amazing books and I have been so happy to find some new favorite authors. December's book list took me to my goal of reaching 100 books in 2022. I... Continue Reading →

Reading by the Season: Winter

Welcome to a new Spine & Leaf Books segment: Reading by the Season! Four times a year I’ll be releasing a new list of 12 books inspired by the season. Sometimes the setting will take place in a particular month or time of year, other times it’s just a vibe. Some are based on the title... Continue Reading →

6 Minutes a Day

Did you know you can reduce your stress by 68% in just 6 minutes a day? Want to know how? Reading. That's right. Reading for just 6 minutes a day can reduce your stress more effectively than exercising or listening to music. A 2009 study from Sussex University revealed the powerful benefits of reading when... Continue Reading →

July 2022 Book Update

July was a great book month! I had a lot of fun choosing books from my public library. The weather was beautiful and I spent a ton of time reading on my balcony or by the pool. I think I did more hardback books than anything else. There's just something so satisfying about having a... Continue Reading →

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Nora wants to die. She tries to die. But she ends up in a library at midnight. It's not a typical library though. Sure there are shelves. They're lined with books. There's even a librarian. But all of the books are about her. Every book is a life she could have lived. Every version of... Continue Reading →

10 Minimalist Hobbies For Summer

Need a new minimalist hobby to keep you busy this summer? Want to find an activity that doesn't break the bank or clutter your home? Minimalist hobbies might be right for you! Minimalism comes in many forms, but essentially it means simplifying life and using only what is needed and loved. It can be frugal,... Continue Reading →

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