Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman!

Well, first things first y'all: my husband passed his PhD defense yesterday!!! Basically, all that's left is his defense which is mostly a formality. He's working on getting his interview in New Mexico scheduled, then we'll start visiting and house hunting. We are on actual cloud nine right now. This program has been so immensely stressful and it's incredible to be on the other side of the last major hurdle he has to jump before he gets his degree. OK, well enough fan girling over my husband and onto today's read! Our review is for The Power by Naomi Alderman!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m Amped To Read!

Howdy y'all! It's been a whirlwind few days for me and with my husbands PhD proposal taking place today my life has been a mess to say the least! Not only that but again I'm having issues finding the motivation to read. On the bright side though, my husband and I have just gotten into The West Wing and it's amazing! I don't know what it is but I absolutely love DC and pretty much everything set there so it's been fun. HOWEVER, this is not a TV blog it's a book blog. So today there isn't actually a Top 5 Tuesday topic so I thought I'd wing it and talk about some books I'm really excited to read.

So, thinking back to last year when I got myself into a giant book slump I thought it's high time I toss out these books that I've been trying to read for ages and shake things up with different types of books. This worked out really well for me last year so here's to hoping this fixes my issue of not vibing with reading recently!

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Thoughtful Thursdays: Married to a PhD Student

Happy almost-end-of-the-week day my friends! So I've shaken up my "Thoughtful Thursday" posts a few times and I thought I'd do it again this week! I've been reading a lot of blog posts about being married or in a serious relationship with a grad student. I thought I'd take today to write a bit about my experiences and share some tips for helping anyone else who is dealing with trying to navigate marriage and an intense graduate program at the same time.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book!

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Reader where different topics are explored each week. This weeks topic is "things that make you pick up a book" and I'm loving going through all the other lists. I find this one particularly interesting because reading is a super personal thing and I'm always fascinated by what makes other people choose the books they do. I'm currently teetering on the edge of another reading slump but I am going to push through because this is getting ridiculous. I do want to note that these are in no particular order. Coming up with ten things is hard enough, trying to prioritize them ain't gonna happen.

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