Book It Babe’s Project 2021

Background. This year I did a major revamp of this blog (see post https://bookitbabe.com.) It was a much needed change for me. I've always been proud of what I started, but it had become a chore rather than a fun and passionate undertaking. Recently, I've noticed that many of the books people recommend have been… Continue reading Book It Babe’s Project 2021

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney

We officers tried to provide relief when we could, but in that tense atmosphere any generous act might also be an affront to dignity. Dignity, I was often reminded, is something most men prize above their very lives. My men were prepared to risk the latter for me, and in return they expected me to… Continue reading Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney

Alone Time. Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom

I read this book a few years ago, but I felt like it was a good time to go back and skim through it to remind me of its power. At this moment we are in the midst of a pandemic: alone time is more of a forced alone time rather than a choice. Once… Continue reading Alone Time. Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom

Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World by Emily Balcetis

The entire book is summed up on page 221: “In this book, I offer four strategies intended to quite literally reshape the way we see the world.  A narrow focus.  Materializing. Framing. A wide bracket.” (Italics from original) Of course, to get to the summary, you have to wade through the other 220 pages of somewhat… Continue reading Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World by Emily Balcetis

Quote This Book- An Instagram Story

So a few months ago one of my closest friends approached me with her idea to create an Instagram to showcase our favorite books. The idea itself is very common: if you aren't already aware, an Instagram dedicated to books/reading, aka a bookstagram, is a scorching hot topic. What I thought was so original, was… Continue reading Quote This Book- An Instagram Story