As I completed my latest puzzle today, the mushroom images made me think of a book about fungi on my TBR bookcase. When I went to put the puzzle in one of puzzle cases (basically a bookcase that I’ve converted for puzzles), I looked at some of my other puzzles and started thinking about which puzzles could go with which books. I’ve seen Instagrammers pair puzzles and beverages and bookstagramers have paired books with all sorts of things from dresses to food to other books. So I thought hey, why not pair puzzles with books. (Seriously, this was pretty much my exact thought process.) And voilá! I came up with a whole list of puzzle and book pairings.
It makes me so happy when two hobbies collide in such a delightful way. Booknerds & Puzzlers unite!
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My quest this year, because calling anything a quest makes it sound way more exciting. I mean, think about it. Would you rather:
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On New Year’s weekend, I binged a little show called The Bridgertons on Netflix. (Thank you Shondaland!) When I realized the show was based on a book series by Julia Quinn, I immediately opened my Libby app and checked out the first of the (audio)books, The Duke and I. (This is the book the first season of The Bridgertons is based on.)
I became immediately
hooked obessed with reading regency romances.
But like any good obsession, it spiraled and soon I was reading all sorts of romance—Scottish highlands, western, contemporary, sports, comedy.
Out of the 93 books I’ve read so far this year, 65 fall in the romance genre.
Right? I know.
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I’ve had some challenges the last two or so weeks, including two typhoons in one week. I started writing about my pain, but it’s still too raw, too fresh right now. Instead, I thought I’d talk about how I’m trying to be more conscientious about book diversity and I’m recommending some books I’ve read this year to help you diversify your shelves.
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