Today’s Kindle Book Deals! {September 27th, 2020}

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Good morning and happy Sunday! This post will be short and sweet today as we are getting ready to head off on a foliage drive up to our family’s camp for the day. The fall colors are in their peak up there and I can’t wait to soak it all in before we enter “stick season” in just a few weeks…

Before we headed out I wanted to make sure I shared these great Kindle Book Deals, which consist of som engrossing contemporary fiction, a go-to thriller, a fantastic memoir I loved and some great non-fiction. If you are looking for some new reading, you are in the right place!

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Before and After by Judy Christie & Lisa Wingate

Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D.

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Have a great rest of your weekend!


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Today’s Kindle Book Deals! {September 6th, 2020}

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Today’s Kindle book deals – all $3.99 and under!

Winter in Paradise is book #1 in the Paradise series…book #3 (the final installment, Troubles in Paradise!) comes out this October!

Such a Fun Age would make for a great (and timely!) book club discussion! You can read my full review HERE.

Swimming Lessons by Mary Alice Monroe is one of my “comfort reads”…

The New Husband is a wild ride and great if you are needing distraction reading right now!

A Little Life has been on my own reading list for years…

Are any of these on your reading list? I would love to hear! And if you like seeing these Kindle book deal posts, make sure you follow along on my Gen The Bookworm Facebook page, where I regularly share daily deals!

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Kindle Book Deals! | August 30th, 2020

2020-08-30_0001After a slower last few weeks, there are finally some amazing kindle book deals today! I only like to share ones that I have personally enjoyed or that I am highly anticipating reading myself…which means it has been a little while since I have shared one of these posts.

So if you are looking for some amazing kindle reads, there really is something for everyone today – and even better, they are all $3.99 and under! We have had fall-like weather this past week in Vermont which has made me nostalgic for cozy weekend reading on our couch, and stocking up on kindle books is a great way to prepare for this season…

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Kindle Book Deals {June 28th, 2020}

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You all probably know by now that I love my Sunday hunt for the best kindle book deals. During the last few weeks, I have been very into character-driven novels and so it was a welcome surprise when I saw the deal of the day options today! All of these books dive into family and/or relationship dynamics and are amazing books to read and discuss with a friend or book club group…enjoy!!

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Kindle Book Deals {May 26th, 2020}

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Hello Everyone and Happy Tuesday!

I am here today with a quick update on current kindle book deals because there are are some great options today that are all $4.99 and under! Some are super recent releases that have had a lot of hype like A Good Marriage, Valentine, and My Dark Vanessa. A few of these are on my own reading lists like Home Fire and Florida.

Summer Weather Reading…

Are you looking for some summer reading? We are heading into a few days of weather in the high 80s and low 90s which is amazing considering it was snowing two weeks ago here in Vermont! We are definitely breaking out the sprinkler this week…Anyway, On the Island is one of my favorite “beach reads” ever and Nothing to See Here was one of my surprise 5-star reads and would make the perfect “summer vacation in your backyard” reading picks.

Stocking Up:

{my blog post with information about all things Libby can be found HERE}

Do you also like to stock up on kindle book deals? I love reading ebooks through Libby and Hoopla (thank you Charlotte Library for making these an option with just our library cards) but there is something about having books permanently on your kindle. (I have the Kindle Paperwhite if you are curious…)

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So when I see kindle books deals that are on my own TBR list, I grab them! I don’t always have an immediate plan to read them, but I like knowing there are there waiting for me. 😉

On to the Deals…

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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Forever Is The Long Worst Time by Camille Pagan

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

On The Island by Tracy Garvis Graves

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

Florida by Lauren Groff

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Are any of these on your reading list? I would love to hear!!


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Coffee Talk | Currently…Life During The COVID-19 Quarantine with Kids

Currently Loving

The days are really starting to run together but this is our fourth week of learning (and surviving) at home.

The Same But Different…

book blogMy last “currently loving” post was in mid-February which seems like it was years ago at this point. It does make me laugh how many things in it are applicable to “quarantine life” now…I talked about my favorite cozy must-haves, my love of athleisure wear and winter blues and anxiety. Some things never change!

Learning at Home

school at home

We are slowly getting into the swing of things but it’s been a bit tricky because every week things change. This is new and unknown for everyone so I am trying to be flexible and know that while it doesn’t feel like it right now, this really is temporary.

Outdoor Time

spring in Vermont

I also feel extra grateful that we live somewhere where we have access to the outdoors and that each day, the weather is getting nicer and nicer (let’s not talk bout the snow that is coming at the end of this week okay?)

Outside Adventures…

Vermont

One of the benefits of living in the “country” is that there is plenty of space to roam. We have been taking advantage of the quiet roads and have been exploring all around our “neighborhood”. We have been going for multiple walks and bike rides a day and it has saved us!learning at home

While we are heading into a month of being home together, we are definitely still working on finding the right balance during our weekdays. We have a 1st grader and a 4th grader at our house and while the kids are doing some school work, we have mostly been doing it to keep some sense of normalcy and routine.

A New Routine:

2020-04-06_0013We are still in “maintenance mode” through this school week and then introducing new material will start next week.

I am trying to take things week by week and not get ahead of myself. I know that their teachers and administration are doing the very best they can to meet the needs of all families and that this is new for everyone.

They have been missing their friends and teachers SO much and while connecting over the computer isn’t quite the same, I am so happy they have the option!

kids reading

Our first grader’s teacher recorded her reading the rest of the book they were reading together as a class at the beginning of March and he was just enthralled.

These kinds of things seem like such small things but it was such a huge source of connection and comfort amidst so much change.

FaceTime Buddies

facetime buddies

I am thankful for it too. And I am happy that FaceTimeing has become popular once again. We loved it even before this whole “social distancing” became a thing…OG FaceTimers over here! 😉

Dogs During Quarantine…

dogs during quarentine We have been laughing about how much dogs just must love this whole quarantine situation. Buzz could not be more delighted with us being home every single day!

Home Ec 101

learning at home

While I am not doing the most amazing job with the whole “school at home” thing, I am pleased with my instructional household house maintenance classes we have implemented, LOL.

kids cooking

We have even been cooking together. We tried out making homemade pasta which consisted of a lot of trial and error but it ended up being delicious! (we need to use even more flour next time during the rolls and cutting phase). We have also had many important discussions about rationing fresh produce and learning how to make your own (balanced) lunch…kids eat SO much food!

It’s Both…

quarentine lifeWhile I have lost my temper many times, we have also made some really special memories. This has not been easy and we also are so privileged to be able to stay safe at home.

Helpful Articles…

I struggle a bit when I see comments like “embrace this time!!!” because some of it is just really hard, but there are parts of it that have been great… it’s both.

My friend Julia shared this article with me and while I am not involved in higher education, I found it relatable just on a personal level.

I also got SO much from this article where a trauma psychologist weighs in on the risks of ‘motivational’ pressure during quarantine. Maybe you have seen this floating around the internet…

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{https://www.upworthy.com/coronavirus-productivity-motivation-myths-dangers}

A trauma psychologist from Beirut weighed in on this idea that we should be extra productive right now, and she didn’t mince words. Alaa Hijazi’s Facebook post has been shared 19,000 times, so people are clearly appreciating her wisdom. She wrote:

“I thought I was spared the horrid ‘motivational’ phrase going around now—’If you don’t come out of this with a new skill, you never lacked time, you lacked discipline’—until I saw it on my local yoga studio page.

As a trauma psychologist, I am utterly utterly horrified, enraged, and bewildered about how people can believe and spread this phrase in good conscience.

We are going through a collective trauma, that is bringing up profound grief, loss, panic over livelihoods, panic over loss of lives of loved ones. People’s nervous systems are barely coping with the sense of threat and vigilance for safety, or alternating with feeling numb and frozen and shutting down in response to it all.

People are trying to survive poverty, fear, retriggering of trauma, retriggering of other mental health difficulties. Yet, someone has the nerve to accuse someone of lack of discipline for not learning a new skill, and by a yoga teacher!

This cultural obsession with [capitalistic] ‘productivity’ and always spending time in a ‘productive,’ ‘fruitful’ way is absolutely maddening.

What we need is more self-compassion, more gentle acceptance of all the difficult emotions coming up for us now, more focus on gentle ways to soothe ourselves and our pain and the pain of loved ones around us, not a whipping by some random fucker making us feel worse about ourselves in the name of ‘motivation.'”

It is okay to worry, it is okay if you are just doing the very minimum to get through your day, it is okay to wish we had more answers and it is okay to grieve what we have lost, even if we are grateful for what we have.

Currently Loving…

Alright, because I can’t do this post without doing a “currently loving section” I am doing an abbreviated format…

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Currently Watching:

I finally gave in and watched Tiger King. I was told I would be missing out on important Corona19 Pop Culture if I didn’t.  I am glad I did! It was quite the wild ride but it was definitely entertaining…and the perfect distraction from our current events.

Currently Participating In:

I have been trying to be consistent with my Pure Barre classes even though we can’t go to classes in the studio anymore. I am a social exerciser so this has been more challenging than I expected. I haven’t been able to attend the live ones very easily because of being home alone with the kids during those times so I have been doing Pure Barre On Demand.

I have access as a member at our local studio but you can also subscribe just online, they have a free trial right now to try it out. (I am not affiliated with this, just wanted to share!) I have been alternating these classes with long walks and it has been a good balance so far.

Currently Spending My Time:

When a lot of things feel out of control, I like to clean. I remember as a little kid I would rearrange my room when I felt anxious and I always found it very soothing! So I have been vacuuming and mopping and I am just loving my spin mop! There is something so satisfying about these kinds of chores and they are perfect for getting some audiobook listening in.

Currently Drinking:

SO much coffee…and water!

Currently Reading:

I am working my way through a few titles on my Kindle..last weekend I started Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld which is one of my most anticipated 2020 reads! After loving American Wife SO much I have HIGH hopes for this one and so far I am really enjoying it.

Currently Embracing:

All my clothes are basically quarantine clothes anyway, but I have been embracing air drying my hair! I have wavy hair that can either look quite curly or a frizzy mess. I tend to blow dry it so I don’t have head out into my workday with dripping wet hair, but currently, that is a non-issue! It has been nice to skip the blow dryer and embrace the natural look.

Currently Loving:

Gramp Lyford’s Country Salve…Are your hands getting dry from all that hand washing too? I included in it my holiday bookworm gift guide back in November but it seems like the perfect time to share about it again. It’s the perfect amount of moisture without being greasy!

Currently Looking Forward To:

Our Better Together Book Club is going virtual tonight! Like many book groups, this will be our first time having our book club over Zoom. I am excited to see some friendly faces and see how everyone is doing. We decided to skip the book chat and do a “how are you managing and coping” check-in tonight. I am so looking forward to it!

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and I will be back soon with some more book and reading updates. <3


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Kindle Book Deals! March 8th, 2020

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Kindle Book Deals!

I love finding kindle book deals, it is like the ultimate online treasure hunt. Historically, I have found that Sundays tend to have the best selection, and today is no exception.

I like to “stock up” on kindle books so that I will always have something to read, wherever I am!  Do you do this too? I could probably read for years with the ones I already have, but that doesn’t stop me. 😉 Alright, on to the deals for today!

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