It All Started Over Saturday Brunch.
I had just moved from across the pond to Florida, and none of my three new friends were readers. I heard it all. They didn't have the time, couldn't find books they could get into, and needed help figuring out where to start.
Between talks about our families, work, and life, I turned three non-readers into avid readers and our once-a-month standing Saturday brunch into a book club of twelve!
Meditations, morning affirmations, journaling, praying, reading, family time, practicing gratitude.
Sipping coffee, tea, or a cocktail and dreaming of ways we can all live the literary life we want.
Engaging in small talk. Eating bland food. Fitting into any molds. Limiting beliefs. Burn out.
Jesus. To-do Lists. A cup of tea fixes everything. The power of books to change lives, minds, & the world.
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My superpower is helping self-proclaimed "non-readers" start and maintain a reading habit and assisting the readers in having a more intentional and fulfilling reading life.
After joining several online communities and seeing aspiring and avid readers stunted, discouraged, and not feeling fulfilled, I knew there had to be a better way. Reading shouldn't feel like work. Instead, reading should be an escape from everything else you have going on in your life.
I'm a lifelong reader who loves a boozy brunch, crafting, and spending quality time with my family.
I've successfully helped self-proclaimed "non-readers" start and maintain a reading habit and helped readers get out of reading slumps and have more intentional and fulfilling reading lives.
COFFEE. TOTE BAGS. AFTERNOON TEA. TO-DO LISTS. BOOZY BRUNCHES.
Victoria Sponge Cake
My Favorite Things
Traveling — especially to literary destinations like The Hemingway Home and Museum!
my happy place!
The Park! It's my zone of serenity where all of my best ideas happen.
Making Cheese Plates, Food Boards, and Spreads! This is the "Breakfast Brunch Board" I made for my book club that I did a demo for at the Epigraph Literary Festival.
My Favorite Things
Fresh Flowers! They instantly lift my mood and I can't help but smile when I look at them.
my guilty pleasure
Dessert. I always have room for dessert and I love baking sweet treats!
Dinner Parties. I love hosting and attending dinner parties especially when they're literary themed and filled with stimulating conversation.
Let me know if we have anything in common...
The Days of Afrekete
Notes of a Native Son
The Love Song of J. Alfred
Personal Book Recs
Sabrina & Corina
The 2023 Fall Reading Guide has thirty books organized across nine categories. There is also one extra category dedicated to the minimalist reader. You’ll also find some fun things to do, along with some easy fall-themed recipes.