Every year since 2011 I have participated in the Goodreads’ Reading Challenge. And every year I have met or exceeded my goal. So at the start of this year, I set a particularly big goal for myself—104 books, which meant I needed to finish 2 books every week to meet the goal.
I’m a huge fan of reading and all things bookish (you should see my literary tee and tote collection). I always have a book on me (which is why all my bags must be big enough to carry at least one book). And I’m a huge promoter of reading—no matter what type (books, magazines, comic books, graphic novels, e-books)—I support all types, just as long as you read.
UPDATE: A Girl’s Night In is now Introvert’s Retreat Box. Apparently, there was some confusion with the original name and it was thought it was for a girls‘ night in (as in a party) versus a girl‘s night in (one).
The June Box of the Introvert’s Retreat Box doesn’t disappoint. But first, a quick update on a couple of the products from the May box.
(If you missed my review of the May box, check it out here.) The tea, from
The tea, from The Art of Tea, was excellent. For you tea drinkers out there, I highly recommend The Art of Tea. The chocolate, DAGOBA Organic Chocolate, although milk chocolate (I prefer dark), was smooth and tasty. Would have paired great with a nice merlot or maybe a muscat. And I’ve had lots of fun with the Word search. It’s the perfect size for a purse or other bag, so I carry it with me for when I have a few minutes to spare.
I know I haven’t been posting much lately. I promise, I haven’t gone away. I’ve just been busy … packing.
Yep, I got my apartment renewal notice back in March. The apartment management company wanted to raise my rent 16%, which was approximately a $300 increase. I live in a 686 sq.ft. apartment. A $300 increase would make my monthly rent just under $2000.
Yep, you read that right. $2000 for a 686 sq.ft. 1-bedroom apartment. Welcome to the D.C. suburbs, which apparently are trying to compete with NYC and San Fran for most ridiculously expensive place to live. Continue reading →