Apple Picking Of A Different Kind

Although I’ve been in New York for several years and love all things fall related, I’ve never gone apple picking in an orchard. Every time, something comes up to railroad whatever plans I make to do that. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I jumped at a book tag where you associate books with varieties…

A Closer Book 70 – 72

A few days ago, I posted a review of some recent reads. Check it out here In the video, I discussed 2 novels and a short story collection: Here and Gone /Haylen Beck A Tale for the Time Being /Ruth Ozeki New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories /Shelly Oria The titles above are affiliate links…

Using Media For Inspiration

Most of media consumption this week has been from YouTube – watching and contributing. Two videos I posted lately that you might not know about if you don’t subscribe to me there (hint: you should!) … a little chat about what I read in August where I try to figure out if I prefer male or…

#Eclipse2017

Did anyone actually get any work done around midday today when the world, or at least our part of it, paused to watch the solar eclipse. The eclipse didn’t happen the same way in New York, so I watched two YouTube feeds showing the event happening at different times in idaho and in South Carolina….

A Closer Book

My reading goal this year is to complete 102 books and I planned to record a short review or recap of each book on my YouTube channel as a way to remember not just what the book was about but also how I felt about the reading experience. That’s when I started my A Closer…

BooktubeAThon Day 1: Monsters and A White Boy and Goals

This week, I am participating in BooktubeAThon, a reading challenge/game on YouTube so I’ll be directing a lot of my attention there. The challenge started at 12:01 on Monday morning so this is my video of the Day 1 activities. Click to watch my video and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already….

The Week That Was

Last week, I didn’t post about my weekly goals because I was focusing on my monthly recap and intentions. But I did write about them in my journal so I’ll tell you now that I planned to: Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 3 other books – I finished 1 and started 2…

June to July

It’s in the bag. June has ended. In fact, the first 6 months of the year are behind us and the long days of summer are officially here. With these longer hours of daylight, it becomes a little easier to get things done. I wake up earlier, go to bed later, and because I’m getting…

Read, White and Blues

Happy 4th of July to everyone and Happy Independence Day to everyone in the US. Today, in honor of the holiday, I decided to make a tribute to red, white and blue, but Booktube style. Click below to watch my video and please subscribe if you haven’t already

I Tube. Do You?

A year ago on June 28, 2016, I published my first Booktube video. If you didn’t know, Booktube is the small section of YouTube dedicated to book related content. There you can watch videos relating to book reviews, hear people make various lists of books that are meaningful to them, watch people wax poetically about…

Half Dozen

At press time, I’ve read almost 60 books so far in 2017. This year, in addition to tracking my reading on Goodreads (click to follow), I have a reading journal (that I haven’t been updating regularly but plan to get back to someday) and an Excel file on my computer where I record lots of…

Prioritizing

My schedule is in flux. A lot is happening, a lot that should be happening, isn’t and I’m just trying to remain focused on my main goals. Although I set goals for the year, and split them up to cover my monthly, weekly and daily To Do lists, some goals are more important than others. Right now, my…